I love games.
My closet is stuffed full of board games, card games, dice games, strategy games – you name it, I’ve probably played it.
I love puzzle games the most – having to figure out what to do or where to go next.
Probably why I love puzzle hunts in SL – using area search is too easy.
I want to have to work for it.
When I was a kid, my favorite game was ‘Electronic Detective.’
I played it for hours on end.
I like video games, but I suck at shooter-type games.
By the time I’ve figured out what is going on and where I need to go, I’m dead.
My children, of course, find this hilarious.
(I just remind them that I own all the top scores in ‘Just Dance.’ 😛 )
When I saw Caitlin Tobias’ post about Electrobit City, I wanted to go check it out for myself.
So I teleported over and snooped around.
It asks you for permission to use experience tools, which I gave.
However, a lot of the region is still under development, so not everything works.
I did have a lot of fun exploring.
I love the invaders hovering over the landing area.
Looking at some of these places brings back so many memories .
Hours spent hunched in front of the console, trying to beat my brother’s high score.
I wandered around the area until I found a teleport pad and stepped on it.
He gives you a bit of background on the story and sends you on your way.
It’s a really cute area, with huge trees and little blocks you can jump up and hit.
Just to give you an idea of the scale, I’m in this photo. 😀
As I was exploring, I ended up in another area filled with giant mushroom trees and doors.
There didn’t seem to be anywhere to go from there, so I went back to the previous area.
I started climbing and ran into what I thought was another NPC.
Except I ended up ‘dead’ and had to start all over. -.-
It had a dance floor, a disco ball, and laser lights.
It also had some arcade games scattered around the perimeter, along with a few cute characters.
Like these guys. 🙂
He looks a little tired – overworked, maybe?
It was a lot of fun just wandering around and looking everything.
It brought back so many memories of my childhood, sitting around playing video games with my siblings and my dad.
From a distance, I could see where I needed to go/jump to get to the castle up high (which I’d missed when looking around the first time).
Fly is disabled, so I managed to jump my way up to the waterfall area.
Where I died.
Well, at least I know what direction to head next time.
Once the whole game/area is up and running, it looks like it will be a lot of fun.
So if you’re feeling a bit nostalgic, head on over to Electrobit City.
Just be careful where you step!