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Archive for December 29th, 2012

Sadly, with the end of Season 1, the time has come to bring the inworld games for The Blackened Mirror to an end.

The games that run purely on the web will continue, but we will be ending the games that are played on the Second Life grid at midnight on December 31st 2012. Announcing this now will give you the opportunity to play any of the games that you might have missed.

Why are you closing the inworld games?
Region and parcel owners have been very generous both in donating gifts and in hosting our prims for the games. But they need the freedom and flexibility to change their areas, which could invalidate or even remove clues in the games. If we are doing this for one area, it seemed right to do it for all, so that there should be no confusion.

Why are you keeping the web games open?
Although the first season of The Blackened Mirror is now over, the episodes continue to be available through The Blackened Mirror and Happy Hunting websites, and through The Blackened Mirror page at Treet TV and The Blackened Mirror You Tube site. So it’s possible that even at a period when we are not launching regular new episodes, people might be coming to the show for the first time and – if they are – we want them to learn that The Blackened Mirror is more than a TV show (and more than a game). We hope that keeping the web games open will give people who discover the show the fun of also discovering the challenges!

Meeting a Seeker of Truth

Meeting a Seeker of Truth

We’ll be republishing details of all the web games shortly. But for now … make sure you get the last of the information about The Blackened Mirror inworld games in our Fun Noir section!

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View from my window

View from my window

I’ve recently relocated my home in Second Life.  I say “relocated” rather than moved, as what I’ve effectively done is move from a long comparatively narrow plot (with extra bits and pieces of prim farms) to a broader plot on the other side of the road where I can put out my new home, Eliza Wierwight’s gorgeous Patron house.  At the moment, some of its more tropical features look a little bizarre in the snow that has fallen on Avalon (the garden is particularly chilly), but I’m looking forward to seeing its appearance once the snow has melted!

Even so, the view through my long picture windows is a lovely one as I look over a wonderfully snowy park, with a golden tree (also from Eliza and a sleigh bench seat by Cherelle Capra that I bought at the Together for Sway event (don’t forget to go and lend your support!).

So here’s the jigsaw, sharing that view with you!

Click to Mix and Solve

View from my Window

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Catch up with your Prim Perfect jigsaws (showing images of Second Life and other virtual worlds).

If you’d like to submit a photo of your own to feature as a jigsaw, send it to the Prim Perfect Flickr Group. It should be sized 800w x 600h, or else it will need to be re-sized.

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The Seraph Club in Seraph City

The Seraph Club in Seraph City

At the end of season party for The Blackened Mirror, we held draws for all special games that we have been running throughout Season 1. The prize for each of these games is a chance to appear as a character in the world of The Blackened Mirror, not on the show, but referenced in The Blackened Mirror materials!

We will not reveal answers here, as people will still be able to play the games on the web!

The questions (and winners) were as follows:

From Episode 1 – the A Day in the Life of Harland Quinn game
As part of the clue in the diner (where we showed a copy of The Daily Prim newspaper, with its racing news), we asked:
What links Quinn’s bet with a Broadway musical?

The very first person to get this right won the chance to appear in The Blackened Mirror world. This was Kyle Beckett, who chose to become a good character and a reporter on The Daily Prim newspaper.
But we continued the game till the end of the season, and the winner was:
Chris Collins

Harland Quinn - Private Investigator

Harland Quinn – Private Investigator

From Episode 2: Secrets from Quinn’s past
This game was first launched at the HP Lovecraft Festival in Second Life, where a special playbill was located. It was subsequently included as part of the jigsaw game associated with Episode 3. We asked:
Tell us the connection between the poster, the newspaper report and a famous Hollywood film about the world of theater …
No-one has been able to answer this question correctly!

From Episode 4: Death in Velvet Game
In this game, readers (and later listeners) were able to find the first three parts of Death in Velvet, a special Harland Quinn short story written by David Abbot, the author of The Blackened Mirror. They then had to tell us who the murderer was (and how they dunnit too!).
The winner was:
Orpheus Angkam

From Episode 4: The Link between the Seekers of Truth and a famous 1930s novel (and film)
This game asked players to find outwhat linked Episode 1.4 of The Blackened Mirror with a famous novel of the 1930s, made into a very famous film, by the author of Goodbye Mr Chips and Random Harvest.
The winner was:
Garnet Psaltery

From Episode 5: The Police Report game
This was part of an inworld game that asked people to trace copies of the police report that revealed what had been happening in Seraph City while Quinn had disappeared after the Unpleasantness at the Java Jive. One of the places people visited on the Hunt (or through the inworld quiz) was a rather exclusive apartment block, which had a doorman … and we asked:
Why is the name Carlton Garfield a very appropriate one for a doorman?
The winner was:
Maeve Everest

Quinn and Co face a mystery

Quinn and Co face a mystery

Congratulations to all our prize winners!

We will be contacting Chris, Orpheus, Garnet and Maeve shortly to find out whether they want to be good or bad characters and how they can best be incorporated into the world of The Blackened Mirror!

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