Monday, July 30, 2007

The beta test will start on Wednesday at 9pm for a briefing in Second Life. The puzzles for the 1st challenge are mostly done and we are left with 2 more days to make it ready to play.
Hope the beta testers will love it! :)

We will also continue to work on the 2nd challenge, poster n demo reel during beta test.

Wednesday, July 25, 2007

manage to find a free php host that supports mysql and provide database. it is also a banner-free host. finally able to send data into the database after numerous setbacks. now what i left is to have a stronger validation method and retrieving of data from the database.

There is some changes to the House Escape. Here is the link to download the Game Design Document for the House Escape.

The beta test period is set on 1st of August till 11th of August. A period of 10 days.

Thursday, July 19, 2007

Quite a few events happened the past few days. We had some group photo taking and a channel news asia visit. Despite this cool events, we still managed to get out of the happy mood and worked out some assets. haha :)

House Escape Textures
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1st floor
Free Image Hosting at - The wooden textured box is where the players will enter the password given from the 1st part of the 2nd challenge. The book stand is where the players will get the 3rd part's password. The yellow and the purple box is where the players will enter the code and the key to access the secured room.

2nd floor
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Well that wraps up the main plot of the house escape. Hopefully the testers find it hard :p

Wednesday, July 18, 2007

Just updating here...
As wenlong have mentioned, story and gameplay finalised, GDD more or less, just abit of cleaning up here and there..
I came up with the overall layout of the island and build the nessesary structures to place those puzzle buildings.
Basically, all puzzle buildings will be on air, challenge arenas and the gathering hall will be on the ground.

Gathering Hall
with teleporter that doubles as a platform for the gamemaster to stand during meetings and levitates revealing the teleporter that allows players to access the puzzle buildings when there is no meeting.

Due to the limited land we have, i've modified the initial layout to something like below.

The Crossword Building
with 3 levels.

Tower of Hanoi Building
as well as the mini tower of hanois in the building for the 1st level.
if time permits, each level's mini-tower will be different, a cylindrical elevator to travel up.

The Billboard

And yay! the house puzzle used some of the furniture I did previously! =)
Below are what I did this morning, started on the sites.
Main site

Tuesday, July 17, 2007

It's now week 8. The GDD has been finalized and production has started finally. Yay!
Below are some of our productions.

Top View of the Puzzle Buildings
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2nd part of 2nd challenge - House Escape!
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1st part of 1st challenge - Puzzle circuit
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Well, thats about it for now. There will be more since today is tuesday. :)

Monday, July 16, 2007

A little late, but I'll post here anyway.

First of all, I did not realise that there was already an undo and redo function for editing. Thus, implementing the buttons is too easy a task.

Next, Winamp's SDK is only suited for winamp plugins, and the only way to control winamp from other applications is to get the window's handle and send commands to it. This means that winamp MUST be installed and running. I wrote a simple console program on that.

I'll continue to research more on this.

Friday, July 13, 2007

I realised I didn't post shots of what I presented during the presentation as in builds in SL.
Did all this before the presentation but due to the 'restart' we faced.. I stopped building and we went back to preproduction stage.
Currently we have a new game idea and the main content of the games design document is completed.

Our beta test period has been schedule to start on the 30th of July and last till 9th of August.

Anyway, enough of the talk and on to the shots. Hopefully.. these assets can still be integrated..

Study Room Shots

Kitchen Shots

Friday, July 06, 2007

Here is the link to download our ppt.

Thursday, July 05, 2007

hi guys, im finally back from my Sydney trip. im posting the link to our mid-term presentation slides for yesterdays' presentation.

it is only valid for 7 days from now. sorry dude, we are under tight budget. haha!

Tuesday, July 03, 2007

This is week 6 and there's a presentation on Wednesday. We are finalizing the GDD and the presentation slides.

On my side, I will continue to work on the boss' blog as the it has to have some early posts before the beta test period. Here is the link to the boss' blog -
After much trying and research, I have been restricted to follow what blogger can do rather than changing the whole layout. Some features which I wanted to be in the blog can't be displayed. I'll be changing the background pictures, so this is not the final site.

We have also set up a forum for our game. Here is the link -
Please ignore the bottles picture. It was to test whether a banner can be input.

Monday, July 02, 2007


Completed implementing the feature of saving a screenshot taken in second life to another format (.jpg) instead of .bmp.

Almost done with the "Send To" feature, can send items to another player by using the interface i created by the "Send To" button is clicked, just some bugs here and there to solve.

Sunday, July 01, 2007

Keybind System

Got the most of the keybinding system working, except for the writing to file part and replacement of keybinds.