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?
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.
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".
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
24,904K self-extracting zip archive file. These extra files are only useful if
you play that game that comes with the program.