Contest Entry: Wooden Puzzle Box

May 16, 2017, 4:53 a.m.
Last Updated:
May 17, 2017, 3:40 a.m.

What mystery lies at the heart of the tower?


I made this wooden puzzle box live on Twitch. This is actually my first such puzzle box. I was planning on building one for some time, but they are pretty intimidating builds. Looking at RiME, with its puzzle-solving elements and powerful imagery though, I was finally inspired enough to try building a cylindrical puzzle box inspired by the game's central tower.

The puzzle itself is relatively simple. It's a four-motion puzzle based on an interior maze-style latch and a hidden pin. There is enough space inside for something small, and I used this space to hide my own mystery (the scroll with the red ribbon). Whoever gets this box and opens it, will get to read something that is (hopefully) poignant.

Link to Image

It's hard to distill something this complex down to a single image, but here's my best shot

Video on Twitter

If you want to see how it actually functions, I posted a short video on Twitter as well

May 17, 2017, 12:07 p.m.

This is totally amazing! (O.O)

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May 17, 2017, 12:39 p.m.

I used to love these things when I was younger and found a couple of these types of puzzle boxes in some thrift store recently. Brought back a lot of memories and your piece is just as nostalgic. Fantastic work!

May 17, 2017, 12:56 p.m.

Very original entry!

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