Monday, April 2, 2012

The Day Before Pre-Orders

Being the day before pre-orders, we have been super busy preparing for Tomb of the Lost Queen. Tomorrow at noon, PST, you will be able to pre-order our Egyptian adventure game, whoo-hoo! In celebration of TMB finishing up here in the office, we had a company lunch meeting. The entire team then got to view the official trailer (which I'm super excited about. I think the trailer makes the game look adventurous! Which it is.) I'm curious to see what you think.

As for the Weekend Puzzle contest, we had an excellent turn out and not one person submitted an incorrect answer! Bravo! All you do is [take out those letters listed, and read the remaining]. You will get [Tomb of the Lost Queen trailer on Tuesday]. Which was an early heads-up for everyone who participated in the puzzle. (Lucky you! you were the first to hear about it.)

Aaaaaaaand we have a winner! Congrats to Alex H. from Golden, CO! Stay tuned for more puzzle contests in the future. ;)

Today we posted an interview with our Creative Director, Tim, on the new User Interface for Tomb of the Lost Queen. Read it now on the Dare to Play Blog. To accompany his interview, I will show you a little something that you haven't exactly seen yet. Cursors!

This first gem arrow is for scrolling up and down, like in the task list and journal. The rotating yellow arrows are for rotating, of course. Now here's something new: The hand! This hand is for touching, grabbing, and manipulating objects. The yellow quote bubble is for talking to animated characters, the big arrow is for going forward and moving around the game, and most important of all is the fancy magnifying glass cursor which lights up when you get to view something up close.

These cursors make it easy to play and identify what you are doing, and I really enjoy them. Beside the magnifying glass, I really like the hand. It makes me feel like my real hand is reaching through the screen and grabbing things, it's...satisfying...as silly as that may sound. ^_^

~Little Jackalope~

9 comments:

Future HeR Animator said...

Wow! I love the cursors! :D
I'm SUPER excited about tomorrow! :D I've been dancing around all day. :)

Anonymous said...

Can't wait for the trailer!!! It's Tuesday!!! and i also like the new cursors. good job!!

Anonymous said...

I so can't wait to play the game. That one was an easy puzzle. I had to laugh when you said everyone got it right. :)

From me,
Silvertongue.

Allie-oop said...

I'm so excited! Half an hour left and I'll be pre-ordering like a speed-dialed phone number. XD

Future HeR Animator said...

EPPPPIIIICCCC trailer! :D :D This is the most detailed game I've ever seen! I watched the video full screen and I felt I like I was really walking through the tomb! :D

Anonymous said...

I don't really like the hand cursur actually but i'll definately still get the game!!!

Anonymous said...

Weee! The trailer is up!!!! SOOOO exsited!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I can not whait for this game!!!!!! I'm a teansy bit scared that there will be a lot of puzzles like TOT and SAW. If u can tell me little Little Jackalope if there is, I would like 2 know. (:
But other than that i am 1,000,000,000% exsited for this game. (: (: :D ~`NANCYGEEK`~

Little Jackalope said...

@~`NANCYGEEK`~ -- There aren't as many puzzles as RAN, but there are a good amount. What I really like about this game for the puzzles is the hint hotline that is very helpful. We had the hint hotline in previous games, but this one was especially awesome!

ILUVNANCY!!! said...

I love the cursors- so cool! I really like the hand and the updated magnifying glass. I saw the trailer and it is so awesome! I pre-ordered this game like five minutes after it became available not kidding!!!!!!!! I can't wait to get all the bonus stuff- and of course play the game!!!