Message #1988

From: Melinda Green <>
Subject: Re: [MC4D] Re: Happy New Year!
Date: Sun, 01 Jan 2012 00:00:47 -0800

And now the new year arrives for the US west coast, and what a year it
has been for our 4D puzzling group! We’ve seen so many amazing new
puzzles and solutions it seems impossible to even keep track of such a
wealth of riches. 2011 even saw a couple of higher-dimensional games
added. A quick review of the message archive showed me just how much
amazing stuff has happened. Here is a partial list:

* Packman 5D
* Log file support in MagicTitle
* 5D Pyraminx
* 120 Cell solutions
* YouTube videos
* MagicCube 7D
* Klein’s Quartic solutions & checkerboards
* MagicTile hemi-cube and hemi-dodecahedron
* MagicTile Klein Bottles and other non-orientable puzzles
* MagicTile spherical puzzles
* Android port of MC4D plus a solution
* A blindfolded 2^4 solution
* Goldilock’s function
* 4D Car simulation
* IRPs added to MT plus solutions and a prize
* 4D Simplex, 120, 24, and 48 Cell puzzles added to MPUlt plus solutions
* 600 Cell too but no solutions
* MC5D 7^5 solution
* God’s number for n^3 found; musings on n^3
* MC2D state graph musings
* Omnitrucated simplex solved.
* 4D puzzles added to Gelatinbrain applet
* Hyperburg - a 3D version of Carcassonne

I’ve probably left out a bunch of other interesting topics but just
looking at this list I find it hard to believe that it all happened in a
single year. I can’t even imagine what 2012 will bring us but I expect
it to be at least as amazing as 2010.

I want to thank everyone here. All the puzzle makers, puzzle solvers,
mathematicians, boosters and lurkers. Each one of you is part of an
amazing family and I’m truly grateful for each and every one of you. I
wish you all a happy and puzzling New Year’s!


On 12/31/2011 4:19 PM, Matthew wrote:
> The new year has reached the UK now. Happy new year everyone!!
> There was some interesting stuff going on here during 2011, which I missed out on a lot of towards the end due to lack of free time (I’ve still been reading the posts here, but I have not been playing with the new puzzles). Hopefully the flow of new puzzles will continue, and we will see even more amazing ideas being shown here. Hopefully I will also get to solve a few of them.
> I hope to catch up with my to-do list soon, since after 20th January I’ll have more time. I have some things planned to contribute here, so hopefully you will all have a few surprises to look forward to from me, although I lack the expertise of most active members here so you will have to be patient.
> Enough from me, I just hope you all have a great year :)
> — In, "Andrey"<andreyastrelin@…> wrote:
>> Best wishes!