Michael Reilly

 

Rescues his Swiss Army Knife from Battery Park in NYC!

© 2013 Michael Reilly.  All Rights Reserved.


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To appreciate my site's
handmade
 non-design, read:
"You Are Not a Gadget"
by Jaron Lanier.

And I recommend 
his new book:
"Who Owns the Future?"

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Games, Puzzles,
and
Consulting
available.

reilly4puzzles (at) yahoo.com

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Eric interviewed me for
PuzzleMonster.com

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 Award winning game in three versions by three companies: 

AHA

AYA

Match5

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One of my most

successful puzzles:

'OOPS'

&

OOPS AGAIN'

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A Manipulation Puzzle:

'White Water'

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Science / Nature

Observation Device:

'Bug-A-Zoo'

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Here is my

Post & Hole

CUBE PUZZLE

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       LINKS 
TO TWO 
BLOG REVIEWS
of the 

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Cannon Ball

Pyramid Puzzle

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AND:

 D.I. Y. 

How to Build

Some of my Stuff!






HourMaze.com

Hour Maze is now an

iPhone / iPad App.

(Temporarily Not Available on iTunes!)

HOWEVER:

Play it as an Interactive Flash Logic Maze Puzzle

(Click on image below:)


Hour Maze is featured in a mathematics paper:

Metrics for Better Puzzles
by Cameron Browne

Published by

Computational Creativity Group - Imperial College London

Email me to receive a PDF copy.

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Bio/Resume

I have worked in the Toy Business & Film Industry for 30 years.

Beginning as an artist, I invented and built mind-boggling, three dimensional puzzles and games out of fine woods for my daughter, Dawn. On the strengths of these designs I was employed by Ideal Toy Company as a member of their research and development team.

In the 1980's, I produced special effects and specialty props for the film industry, primarily shot in New Mexico.

In 1988, my daughter and I co-authored 'The Bumper Sticker Book' published by Spectacle Press.

1989-92, I managed Alton Walpole's Mountainair Films production company and studio in Santa Fe, New Mexico while Alton was overseas producing the 70mm, award winning feature film 'Baraka.'

In 1992, my game 'AHA' won awards from Parents Magazine, Games Magazine, and the Chicago Tribune among other industry citations. 'AHA' is licensed to the German firm, Zoch Verlag and produced in Europe as 'AYA' and is also produced and distributed in North America by Mag-Nif as 'Match 5.'

Channel Craft produced and distributed a number of my designs for 16 years.  Among these, 'Whitewater' and the 'Oops' puzzle lines received Games Magazine's Best 100. The puzzle 'Oops' was chosen by the Disney Channel as their executive gift for Christmas and embossed with Mickey's hand print. Touched by the Mouse!

Use Your Head Unlimited, Inc. produces an entire line of sports ball puzzles based on my 'Oops' and 'Oops Again' puzzles called SMARTS PYRAMIDS (http://www.useyourheadunlimited.com).

Dave Janelle of http://www.puzzlecrafthouse.com publishes two of my puzzles, Reilly's Cube and Reilly's Cannonball, in sustainable raintree wood.

Most of my traditional game and puzzle design portfolio has agency representation. Please contact me for a personal introduction.

I co-authored with Jenks Norwalk a screenplay 'The Big Green' (Not the Disney movie) which was optioned by Paul Aaron, DGA.

I am currently involved developing games and puzzles for the digital realm. This includes an Entertainment Venture with Kevin Treider and Mark Corcoran.

For information concerning available creative properties, or for custom game & puzzle design and consultancy, please contact me via email: reilly4puzzles(at)yahoo.com.

I reside in Flagstaff, Arizona and previously lived 'the best part' of a decade in New Zealand with my Kiwi sweetheart and partner of thirty years, Trish.

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Here's a link to the Kickstarter Project for my Cube Puzzle

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1241958831/reillys-cube?ref=live

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Creative Narratives:


'Syde FX'

is now an eBook.

In this comedy, Jack, Lily and Bud struggle to regain control of Hollywood’s most advanced special effects studio as digital characters emerge into reality from their green screen sound stage and Lily disappears through its walls into the weird universe of infinite greenness beyond.

‘Syde FX’ © 2009 Michael Reilly.

WGA-E Registered. All Rights Reserved.

Download a copy in eBook, PDF, or other formats here:

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Two Screenplays Jenks Norwalk & I wrote. 

(This one, originally optioned by Paul Aaron, is again available.) 

'The Big Green'


A comedy in which two down-and-out scoundrels commandeer a soon to be scuttled, World War II Aircraft Carrier in Hawaii, re-christen it ‘The Big Green’ and head for Japan. Their business plan is to stop at a small island, cover the flight deck in sod and palm trees, and create the World's only floating golf course!

‘The Big Green’ © 2005 Reilly & Norwalk. 

WGA-E Registered. All Rights Reserved.

Download a PDF of the Big Green Screenplay here:

https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/6867

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'For Love of Rachel'




A humorous, time-travel romance about letters that bridge a hundred year gap of time via enchanted stamps. A relationship grows between Jake in modern day London and Rachel in 1887.

Using the stamps, would-be-lovers pass each other in the mail. Literally!  Jake travels back in a cardboard box for romance as Rachel adventures off to the future in her steamer trunk. But Rachel must return to rescue Jake as he searches for his soul mate back in 1887.

‘For Love of Rachel’ © 2002 Reilly & Norwalk.

WGA-E Registered. All Rights Reserved.

Download a PDF of the Screenplay  here:

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'Hour Maze' Published by Kessing, France!

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My Spiritual Guides:


My Buddy 'Mack' from New Zealand!


My Girl 'Molly'

and

'Rocky' - My Backup Partner!