A Mess O’ Trouble 2.0 for OS X !

Now available in the Mac App Store!


Play the indie Mac classic from 1994, lovingly restored for OS X with the original artwork and sounds! With hundreds of individual scenes to explore, A Mess O’ Trouble is filled with challenges, hidden treasures, and plenty of personality! Its non-linear gameplay lets you explore at your own pace as you work through the many cleverly designed puzzles confronting you.


A Mess O’ Trouble is set in Ray’s Maze—a strange spatial anomaly consisting of a patchwork quilt of worlds stitched together by Jump Doors. As either veteran adventurer “Fearless” Frank or intrepid newcomer “Daredevil” Dawn, you will explore the many worlds of the Maze in search of treasure and a way out!


Key Features:

• Choose to play as either Fearless Frank or Daredevil Dawn.

• Use your wits to defeat foes and overcome obstacles.

• Visit many different worlds—including a tropical island, a ghost town, an enchanted forest, and the incredible Voidbeast.

• Thwart fearsome monsters, outsmart frustrating bureaucrats, and save an ancient civilization from destruction.

• Maximize your wealth by collecting the Maximum-Value Objects.


New for OS X:

• Comprehensive menu system that eliminates the need to type your actions.

      (Note: You can still type in your actions if you prefer.)

• Player’s Guide with detailed instructions and gameplay tips.

          •Hint Book with hints for the stymied adventurer and complete maps of the g

Click the link above to download the game!





BUG FIX:  There is a minor bug in the Enchanted Forest world of “A Mess O’ Trouble”, which can make it difficult to find a certain clue. In the “Foyer” scene, inside the teddy bear house, a half page of paper can be found. You’re supposed to be able to read it, but when selecting “Read” from the menu and clicking the page, nothing happens.


Fortunately there is an easy work-around for this: Select “Say” and then type in “read page”.



Below is a list of my original, pre-OS X shareware adventure games. These games are no longer supported, and as of December 2023 I will no longer provide the printed hints and maps. I do plan to post the hints and maps as a .pdf file at some point, when I have the time. The games themselves can still be downloaded from the following site:

The Ray’s Maze Page



Twisted! Deluxe 2.2

REQUIREMENTS  Mac System 7 through 9.0

WARNING  NOT COMPATIBLE with OS 9.1/OS X

SHAREWARE FEE  $15 Free (No longer supported)

DESCRIPTION  The deluxe color version of my hit game, “Twisted!” with working sounds and an advanced interface. Also includes a few new scenes and puzzles.

In this game you start off as a storm chaser involved in an important experiment. But when a tornado strikes, you soon end up in a strange world full of bizarre creatures. You’ll need all your wit to find your way home -- and then there’s a city to save!




Twisted! 1.6

REQUIREMENTS  Mac Pre-OS X

WARNING  NOT COMPATIBLE with OS X or later.

SHAREWARE FEE  $10 Free (No longer supported)

DESCRIPTION  The original black &white version of my hit game, “Twisted!” Text- and mouse-based interface with B&W graphics.

In this game you start off as a storm chaser involved in an important experiment. But when a tornado strikes, you soon end up in a strange world full of bizarre creatures. You’ll need all your wit to find your way home -- and then there’s a city to save!



A Mess O'Trouble 1.8

REQUIREMENTS  Mac Pre-OS X

WARNING  NOT COMPATIBLE with OS X or later.

SHAREWARE FEE  $10 Free (No longer supported)

DESCRIPTION  Third and most refined game in the “Ray’s Maze” series. Text- and mouse-based interface with B&W graphics.  

Explore an authentic ghost town for hidden gold. Uncover the secret of ancient technology. Escape from a desert island. Outwit bureaucrats while attempting to save a civilization from utter obliteration! These and many more challenges await in this exciting adventure!




Another Fine Mess 1.8

REQUIREMENTS  Mac Pre-OS X

WARNING  NOT COMPATIBLE with OS X or later.

SHAREWARE FEE  $10 Free (No longer supported)

DESCRIPTION  Second game in the “Ray’s Maze” series. Text- and mouse-based interface with B&W graphics.

Visit eerie moors, a desolate battlefield, and an ancient castle. Defeat the Flaming Chihuahua, sand pirates, and other horrific monsters. Challenging puzzles and fantastic treasures abound.




Ray’s Maze 1.7

REQUIREMENTS  Mac Pre-OS X

WARNING  NOT COMPATIBLE with OS X or later.

SHAREWARE FEE  $10 Free (No longer supported)

DESCRIPTION  The first game in the “Ray’s Maze” series. Text- and mouse-based interface with B&W graphics. The text parser in this game is much less sophisticated than in my later games. Recommended only for hardcore fans of my games.

Visit eerie moors, a desolate battlefield, and an ancient castle. Defeat the Flaming Chihuahua, sand pirates, and other horrific monsters. Challenging puzzles and fantastic treasures abound.