The world's most sophisticated Maze program! :-)
- Summary: Daedalus is a program that allows one to create, solve, analyze, view,
walk through, and most of all have fun with Mazes.
- Algorithms: Daedalus implements every one
of the Maze creation and solving algorithms described in the following Maze algorithms page.
- Feature list: See the Daedalus
documentation file for a comprehensive list of features, more information about
the program, as well as help on all the actual commands within the program.
- Games: Daedalus contains its own
macro language, through which one can write
scripts to play games or do other advanced operations. Daedalus comes with 28
sample games and applets (both Maze related and non-Maze related).
- Maze simulations: Daedalus can be
used to simulate life size Maze plans on the computer. If you want to build a
life size Maze, Daedalus can allow you to simulate walking through it before
actually building it. If you've created a life size Maze before, Daedalus can
allow you to still enjoy it after it's been taken down.
- Source code: Unlike most Maze creation software, Daedalus comes with
its complete source code. This allows the programmer to see working examples of
the various algorithms, and to customize the program even beyond what's
provided by the macro language.
- Numb3rs: A Maze created by
Daedalus was featured on the CBS show "Numb3rs". How many Maze
programs can say they've been "advertised" on prime time television?
- Creation types: Standard, unicursal, no dead ends,
random angles, true
random, over-and-under, 3D,
4D, 5D, spirals, arrows, biased passages, long passages,
diagonal passages, symmetric,
binary tree, nested
fractal, recursive fractal, cubes, word, picture, hypermaze.
- Solving: Daedalus can solve or
help you solve Mazes in any number of ways and algorithms.
- Labyrinth types: Daedalus can create unicursal Labyrinths commonly
used as a tool for meditation and spiritual growth, just as it can Maze
puzzles: Chartres replica, Classical, Extended
Classical, Cretan, Man in the Maze, Extended
Man in the Maze, Custom circuits.
- Creation algorithms: Kruskal's, Prim's, Aldous-Broder,
backtracking, hunt and kill, growing tree, recursive
division, binary tree, sidewinder.
- Analysis: Dead end types, distance from start, distance from solution, important passages, important walls.
- More samples: Daedalus, or earlier prototype
versions of it, created all of the Mazes in the Maze Graphics section of my Maze Gallery page.
- Walk through #1: A 3D first
person perspective view from inside the passages of a Maze, a "hedge"
Maze under a clear sky. See also the same scene with texture mapped surfaces, and an animated flyover.
- Walk through #2: Another Maze,
this time with different colored walls, and under a night sky with stars and
- Walk through #3: Inside the
passages of a three dimensional Maze with pits in the floor and ceiling.
- Walk through #4: A Maze with
semitransparent walls of several different colors, and also floor markings of
various colors too.
- Walk through #5: Overlooking the
passages of a Maze at sunset, with a map of the Maze overlaying the scene.
- Aerial view: Moving through a Maze
seen from above, in which only the nearest passages are visible.
- Overview: An orthographic 3D view
of a Maze.
- Perspective view: A full color
true perspective overview of a Maze.
- Escher room: Not Maze related but
still created by the program: An orthographic Escher room with staircases at
- Medieval castle: Not Maze related
but still created by the program: An orthographic ten story castle with towers
- Platonic solids: Not Maze related
but still created by the program: A true perspective scene of various geometric
- Perspective title: A single
point perspective view of the word "Daedalus", overlaying a Maze, all
created from within the program.
- Glacier Maze simulation: A
reproduction of Glacier Maze, a wooden fence Maze in Montana. Find your way to
four checkpoints in the four corner towers, going over and under bridges in the
process. See also an overview of this Maze.
- Survivor Mazes: Daedalus has simulations of Mazes from actual
challenges in the CBS TV show "Survivor". In all of them you race
through a Maze (or Mazes) as fast as you can, finding checkpoints (either in
order, or in any order) and then reaching a goal point when done.
- Survivor Maze #1: Find five
checkpoints in order, exiting when done. This Maze can be randomly generated.
See also a map of the default Maze in this
- Survivor Maze #2: Find five
checkpoints in order, returning to the center after each. See also a map of the Maze in this game.
- Survivor Maze #3: Find four
checkpoints in any order, returning to the center when done. This Maze can be
done blindfolded. See also a map of the Maze in
- Survivor Maze #4: Find eight
checkpoints in any order, returning to the center after each. Weave through
obstacles blocking paths. See also an overview of
the Maze in this game, and a map of the Maze
in this game.
- Survivor Maze #5: Navigate an
eight floor vertical Maze, finding ten checkpoints in any order, returning to
the start outside after each. See also a map of the
Maze in this game.
- Survivor Maze #6: Navigate this
bird shaped Maze, finding six checkpoints in any order, going to the center
atop the Maya pyramid after each. See also an overview
of the Maze in this game.
- Survivor Maze #7: Navigate five
Mazes in sequence, finding a checkpoint within each that yields the key to the
next area. This Maze can be done blindfolded. See also a map of the Maze in this game.
- Survivor Maze #8: Find four
checkpoints in any order, exiting when done. This Maze can be done blindfolded.
See also a map of the Maze in this game.
- Survivor Maze #9: Find four
checkpoints in any order, exiting when done. This Maze can be randomly
generated. See also a map of the Maze in this
- Survivor Maze #10: Find four
checkpoints in any order, finishing when done. This Maze can be done
blindfolded. See also a map of the Maze in this
- Corn Mazes: Daedalus has simulations of plans from several corn
Mazes that existed in real life at one point.
- Carleton Farm corn Maze #1:
Reproduction of a corn Maze from Carleton Farm in Washington. Find ten
checkpoints in the cornfield in any order, which spell out a secret message.
There is a bridge in the center of the Maze.
- Carleton Farm corn Maze #2:
Another reproduction of a corn Maze from Carleton Farm in Washington. Find ten
checkpoints in the cornfield in any order, which spell out a different secret
- Stocker Farms corn Maze:
Reproduction of a corn Maze from Stocker Farms in Washington. Find your way
through two separate Mazes in the cornfield. There are a couple bridges and a
Halloween themed "Field of Screams".
- 4D Mazes: Try to solve a four
dimensional Maze with portals leading through the 4th dimension, from a first
- 5D Mazes: Try to solve a five
dimensional Maze, with all dimensions displayed at once and the whole thing
- Gigamazes: The largest Mazes
ever created! Try to solve a Maze measuring a billion passages by a billion
- Word Mazes: Also create Mazes in the shapes of words, and Mazes with solution paths that spell out a word.
- Safari Maze: A 3D simulation of a
Maze containing bridges and tunnels, in which you need to hunt down four
checkpoints then exit.
- 3D Pac-Man: A reproduction of the
old arcade video game Pac-Man, but from a first person view!
- 3D Sokoban: The Japanese box
pushing puzzle game, from a first person view again.
- Dragonslayer: A Dungeons &
Dragons type game similar to Nethack, but from a first person view. Slay the
evil dragon before getting killed by it or other unfriendly creatures.
- Mouse Maze: Try to move your
mouse through the twisty path as fast as you can, without hitting a wall.
- Survivor squares game: A non-Maze
related game based on the show "Survivor". Move from square to square
trying to run the computer players out of room before they run you out of room.
- Fractal exploration: A non-Maze
related rendering of the Mandelbrot set fractal, in which one can zoom in on
and render sections in 3D.
- Pentris: A non-Maze related game
based on the classic Tetris, however it includes 5 and 6 square polyominoes
- The Hunger Games: A non-Maze
related game inspired by "The Hunger Games" book and movie. Defeat
all the other computer AI controlled players before they defeat you.
3.2 for Windows setup program:
100% freeware with no registration fee! :-) 1532K self-extracting zip archive
file. Runs on all versions of Windows supporting 32 bit
applications, ranging from Windows 95 to Windows 8 and beyond. Comes
with a copy of the Daedalus documentation
file, a latest changes file for users of
previous versions, info on the Daedalus scripting
language, and the complete source code.
- Daedalus 3.2 raw files: The same
files as in the setup program above except in a simple 1463K zip archive. No
installation needed: You can run daedalus.exe immediately after unzipping.
- Daedalus 3.2 extra files: The
same setup program above except with optional extra sound and picture files to
enhance the Hunger Games script. Much larger
24904K self-extracting zip archive file. These extra files are only useful if
you play that game that comes with the program.
Daedalus 3.2 can be downloaded from Indie DataBase.
Daedalus 3.2 can be downloaded from CNET's secure site.
Daedalus 3.2 can be downloaded from the world's largest Open Source software
Daedalus 3.2 can be downloaded from Softpedia.
Daedalus 3.2 can be downloaded from SoftSea.
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