Fun and Freebies Found in MadPea’s Ghost Town
Hello there my lovely virtual Goddesses and Gods! Let me start off by saying I am smiling ear to ear from all the fun I’ve had in the making of this post. First in playing the MadPea Ghost Town game, and then in collecting all the goodies at the end of the game, and then in doing this fun photo shoot.
MadPea’s Ghost Town Gives Great Experience
First, let me answer the big question: What is a Second Life® Experience?
An Experience is a situation or adventure in which scripted objects are used to interact with your avatar, for example to animate your avvie, to teleport it, or to attach objects and HUDs to it. In an Experience, you grant permission once for these things to happen, and that permission will last for the entire Experience, which is handy for enjoying gameplay uninterrupted by bunches of permission dialogs boxes. You can find out more about Experiences on the Second Life Knowledge Base here.
Experiences make fun and interactive game play possible in Second Life, and MadPea has taken this great tool and run with it! A recent login to Second Life using the Firestorm viewer brought up a link to The Ghost Town web site and an IM from my good friend Redd telling me the game was fun and gives good prizes. Redd knows I’m a fun and freebie whore so he often shares his best finds with me. Yay Redd! 🙂
Of course I had to check it out!
The Ghost Town Game
This is a game created for Firestorm viewers. Does it work with Second Life viewers? I have no idea – I use Firestorm. If you’ve done it using the SL viewer do let us know in the comments.
When you first land in the Ghost Town, you’ll get a pop-up box asking for Experience permissions. If you’ve played MadPea games before and have already given perms, you may not get this. You’ll also get a welcome message to get you started. I found it a little confusing just at the start, as the message said I would be getting an HUD and a camera, but I got the HUD only, and it didn’t really do anything. As it turns out, you have to find the journal mentioned in the welcome clue first, and when you do, then you’ll get the camera and the additional HUD options will kick in. That wasn’t really obvious to me, but it didn’t matter as pleasant, helpful folks were on hand in the MadPea group to make sure I got on track.
When you find the journal, you’ll also find the Ghost Cam. The journal tells you the sad, morbid mystery story, detailing a descent into madness. The Ghost Cam allows you see the ghost victims. When you see one, snap their pic and you’ll free their soul. When you have photographed and freed all 20 souls, you’ll be given a key to a treasure room, where you can collect a slew of awesome gifts. Visit the MadPea Ghost Town web site for a list of the participating vendors and the MadPea Ghost Town Slurl, then go have some fun wandering around the Ghost Town and freeing ghostly souls.
The Ghost Town Gifts
And now the gifts! First opened was Bryn Oh’s Rabbit Mask, because Bryn Oh. The Rabbit Mask did not disappoint, it is quite freakylicious, and became the influence for the slightly off kilter, Alice in Wonderland-ish setup of the pic with the nifty chairs. The prizes shown below are just a sampling of the gifts delivered, but you’ll have to go play the game yourself to see the rest. I don’t have all day ya know. 😉
Alrighty then, that’s it for today’s post. I’ll leave you with two things to remember:
- If links aren’t working, sorry, SL is rife with change, and I’m not going to keep track of where/when the stores open and close. If the link is dead, just search SL for the store. You’ll find it!
- Go play MadPea’s Ghost Town! Bring a friend or date and have some fun and score some nifty prizes.