A software tool that allows you to design and play custom publication-quality 2D mazes.
Version: 2.0You can customize the maze shape, generate maze paths automatically or manually, control the local color and line thickness, add text boxes and pictures, export and print completed mazes, or solve them on screen automatically or manually.
License: Free To Try $29.95
Operating System: Mac OS X
Included are dozens of playable mazes that illustrate how Ultimaze can be used to design invitations, teach children, motivate readers, entertain clients, immortalize memories, and just have fun. Also included are dozens of JPEG images for use in creating your own beautiful mazes.
Ultimaze Software and Quick Start Guide are available in English, French, German, Italian and Spanish. A 40-page User's Guide is available in English, together with a list of translations of important terms.
Here are some key features of "Ultimaze":
· Draw custom maze shapes
With Ultimaze, you can choose the overall maze shape from a list of predefined shapes, or you can customize the shape. The maze shape is made up of individual square tiles, which can be added or removed.
· Draw your own maze paths, or generate them automatically
After you specify the overall shape and the starting and ending points, you can draw maze paths through this shape manually or generate them automatically. Or, you can draw some of paths manually and let the computer generate the rest! Paths are drawn by adding and removing maze walls, the line segments that separate adjacent tiles.
· Color your maze
You can add up to 64 colors to your custom tile palette, and use these colors to paint the tiles of your maze. You can also paint the maze walls using a similar custom wall palette. You can choose each palette color from among millions of possible colors.
· Add text to your maze
You can add instructions, a story line, and annotations by adding text boxes to your maze. For each text box, you can select the font, size, alignment, and color of the text, the colors being chosen from a custom palette.
· Add pictures to your maze
To add visual appeal, you can import photographs, clip art, and textures in a variety of formats (JPEG, PICT, TIFF, etc.) into your maze. Using the transparent tile color, you can even place an image in the maze background. And to help you design stunning mazes, we provide dozens of JPEG shapes, textures, titles, and toys.
· Arrange maze elements
You can move and resize each text box and picture in your maze, move and resize the maze itself, and choose which of any two overlapping objects will appear front-most on the screen.
· Solve mazes using powerful tools
To help you quickly solve mazes onscreen, you can display the paths you have tried, move forward automatically to the next intersection, and return directly to any previous location using the mouse. You can also ask Ultimaze to find the solution for you.
· Share your mazes
Mazes may be saved, printed, and exported in a variety of formats (PICT, JPEG,· TIFF,· etc.) into programs such as Adobe Illustrator, Corel Draw, Corel Painter, Microsoft Word, Adobe Photoshop, Macromedia Freehand, or Quark Xpress, for inclusion in newsletters, educational materials, websites, games, etc., or to add special effects.