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History

25/10/97:
First public launch. Main points of interest being several mazes presented as GIF images and the blackbox applet. HTML constructed with a wysiwyg editor, rather messy. No frames.

07/12/97:
Frames introduced for the maze gallery and odd-one-out page. More mazes and odd-one-out puzzles added (plus solutions). New tile puzzle applet added (including 40 GIF files). Wysiwyg HTML editor abandoned; most HTML tidied or rewritten.

25/01/98:
New maze catagory introduced, with two new mazes: Celtic and Pipes. 3D tilt maze and knight's tour applets added. Colour scheme switched to basically black-on-white throughout with a personal background texture. HTML fully tidied and restructured into directories.

19/02/98:
Two more 3D tilt mazes added, plus a 2D version introduced, with two more mazes of its own. Tile puzzle rewritten to draw its own graphics (much faster to load). HTML maze added plus a links page, history page and applet information page.

22/04/98:
Tilt Puzzles introduced and 2D/3D tilt mazes reworked to make use of the new base classes (all tilt objects now exhibit a reasonable slide/roll motion). Three more tile puzzle tile-sets added.

24/03/99:
Just lots of new mazes in the maze gallery.

09/10/99:
Relaunch of the 2D tilt mazes, with lots of new mazes and an extensive range of multi-goal mazes. Small fixes and enhancements to other Java. One or two new mazes in the maze gallery.

08/12/99:
Rolling-block colour-zone mazes introduced.

12/03/00:
Hysteresis mazes and marble tilt mazes introduced. Code for 2D tilt mazes revamped to avoid repaint and reload problems.

04/06/00:
Website christened www.clickmazes.com. Maze of life added, plus a write-up on the development of NEWS and RULES, including colour-box puzzles and link to Grahams lattice puzzles. A couple of updates to the maze gallery.

03/07/00:
Plank puzzles introduced.

13/07/00:
New look page launched (design by Brett). Major update to maze of Life page.

13/08/00:
Maze of life page updated with findings provided by Carl Hoff (lots of extra goals, analysis, and solutions).

01/10/00:
Oskars Dragon maze added, plus updated plank puzzles page.

26/11/00:
Link to Graham's interactive maze applet added in the main maze gallery. A little tidying.

03/01/01:
No-left-turn maze added, plus the all new (old?) attic gallery containing lots of ancient, hand-draw mazes from the archives. Octiamond Maze added to the main maze gallery, plus a special interest page entitled an introduction to structured maze design.

03/03/01:
Plank puzzle Fiendish [No.15] added, plus solutions to all tile-puzzles and updated maze gallery.

19/05/01:
Significant updates to maze of life and plank puzzles, plus a new page covering Oskar's four-bit mazes. Minor updates to other pages, including the addition of several photos of mechanical puzzles designed by Oskar.

23/09/01:
New links to Graham's FlipTiles and HexaRoll.

18/11/01:
Full page for HexaRoll added, plus a new page introducing the Magnetic block puzzles.

17/02/02:
Swampbeast puzzles added to the Plank puzzles page. Riding the glider added to Maze of life. New sample page of Cup and pea puzzles. Reference to PuzzleBox added to 2D tilt mazes, along with a page on Bills tilt maze console.

28/07/02:
Orientation mazes added, and clickmazes moved officially to Metanate. Old gjnem pages replaced with auto-forward links.

08/02/03:
BoxUp puzzles added, plus latest Maze of Life researches.

18/05/03:
Wriggle puzzles added, plus a couple of new mazes in the Maze Gallery.

10/09/03:
Oskar's applets added: 4D maze, parallel-universe maze, counter-step maze. New content added to: maze-of-life, 2D-tilt and plank-puzzles.

03/03/04:
New puzzle collection pages added (tilt-collection and oskar's collection). New applet additions: threesome mazes, chain-reaction mazes,polyfold puzzles. And finally an updated/revamped dragon maze page.

21/08/04:
Added... Erich Friedman's full-house puzzles and Oskar's haunted vending machine puzzle.

13/02/05:
XL-up maze added.

28/07/05:
Oskar's Belgian maze added. Two new no-left-turn mazes.

23/01/06:
Oskar's Jukebox puzzle added.

20/08/06:
Colour-wriggle mazes added. Oskar's active mazes added.

22/04/07:
Step-over sequence mazes and print-and-play mazes added and XL-up maze updated.

12/08/07:
TJ-wriggle puzzles added, plus river-crossing introductory page.

28/06/09:
A selection of new mazes in the maze gallery, plus iTilt (for iphone & ipod touch) introduced

27/09/09:
TJ-wriggle for iPhone introduced

30/12/10:
Wriggle collection page created. Extreme TJ-wriggle added. Quantum maze added.

21/01/12:
Stepping stone mazes added.

17/06/12:
BoxUp App launched and new selection of BoxUp puzzles added online.

21/04/13:
PuffBall puzzles added

21/12/14:
Tip & Tumble now available in the app store.

25/10/20:
Site relaunch with complete HTML/CSS overhaul. jumping mazes, 6x6 plank puzzles, duplex-dilemma and Introductory tour page added.

23/11/20:
A first foray into the world of HTML5. ABRACADABRA maze, number-scramble and toggle-button-maze added.


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