A New Kind of Maze

While promoting our kickstarter project http://kck.st/MrV4Rz I decided to build a simple visualization of a 3d maze.

I have seen quite a few and (even after doing this) I still haven’t found one that I am happy with. The method I show below has the advantage of showing two levels at the same time. Somehow switching between layers and having the walls marked more clearly seems a little easier.

Here is the combined image. As you start in the top left and go from block to block you can cross over any gold lines but not any of the blue ones until you come to a gray box. When you get to a gray you can change layers and start crossing blue bars but not gold or you can stay on the same layer and just cross over the gray. Your goal is lower left where you can cross out of the maze on the gold level.

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To maybe make it a little easier I have included the two levels separately. The rules are still the same. The paths are just easier to see.

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I also experimented with having holes that you can pass through to the other layer and used the gray boxes as a solid floor. Essentially the inverse of the first example.

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Let me know if you have any ideas about how to make this easier to read.

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