Thursday, October 16, 2014

We're So Ready to Scare You!

There is only one more day until our 8th Annual Halloween Survival Horror Game begins and we are SO excited to show it to you. DON'T PANIC! puts you behind the camera as a competitor in the New Paranormal Network's first battle of the Ghost Hunters! Your amateur team takes on celebrity paranormal investigator Jack Hunter and the "Spectre Collectors" head to head to find out what's really going on in the 130 year old Carver Mansion!



The Carver Home has hosted a series of deaths and disappearances going back to it's groundbreaking and neighbors swear the home gets larger even as it molders in ruin. Murders and suicides and rumors have decorated the grand home's history and now that it has been abandoned, YOU and your team of Paranormal Investigators have come to unveil it's secrets. Once inside, whatever you do...DON'T PANIC!

A completely interactive and "rewarding" Second Life Gaming Experience with multiple levels across several sims & challenging puzzles, big scares and prizes from dozens of fantastic designers. See the Horror Event of the YEAR, this year and every year. Don't be the only one of your friends to miss out on what we are proud to say is probably the Scariest Haunted House in Second Life!
(but we're biased lol)

Developed by the Pulse/Snatch City Team
Storyline, Puzzles, Scripting + Special Effects by Pulse Games & Hez(Ash)
Awesome Prizes & Gifts from dozens of your fave alternative designers!

Join the SL group: Pulse Games to Chat with fellow players about your game experience and share HINTS and Check out our Facebook Page for more teasers and info and come see us again this year for DON'T PANIC!

The Pulse Games Team
Don't Panic
October 17th-November 17th, 2014

DON'T PANIC! INSTRUCTIONS


Welcome to "DON'T PANIC", a Survival Horror Game in Second Life, Sponsored and Produced by Pulse Games, Pulse & Snatch City Sims, along with all our amazing Sponsors. Happy Halloween! Don't skip this part. It's VERY IMPORTANT to read this in order to play the game.

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QUICK LIST OF INSTRUCTIONS & TIPS:

1. YOU ARE TAKING PART IN A GHOST HUNTING COMPETITION FOR THE PANIC CHANNEL. A NEW CABLE REALITY NETWORK THAT SPECIALIZES IN THE PARANORMAL. THE COMPETING TEAM, THE SPECTRE COLLECTORS, WITH THEIR CHARISMATIC LEADER, JACK HUNTER, ARE ALREADY INSIDE AND HAVE THEIR EQUITMENT SET UP. LILY YOUR PRODUCER/COORDINATOR WILL BE IN THE VAN OUTSIDE TO HELP YOU AND GIVE YOU THE HISTORY OF THE HOUSE AS YOU PLAY.

2. YOU MUST HAVE A MESH ENABLED VIEWER TO PLAY SUCH AS THE OFFICIAL LL VIEWER OR FIRESTORM.

3.  YOU MUST WEAR THE HUD TO PLAY. IT WORKS AUTOMATICALLY. CLICKING THE "HELP" BUTTON WILL GIVE YOU A LINK TO THESE INSTRUCTIONS ON OUR WEBPAGE.

4. WE HAVE SET WINDLIGHT FOR OPTIMAL VIEWING BUT SL MIDNIGHT IS THE BEST DEFAULT SETTING. PLEASE TURN THE SOUND UP AND YOUR MUSIC DOWN! (SOUNDS ARE VERY IMPORTANT TO THE GAME!)

5. PLEASE REMOVE FACE LIGHTS, POOFERS, PARTICLE EFFECTS, HEAVILY SCRIPTED & PRIMMY OBJECTS. THE LESS TO REZ, THE BETTER FOR EVERYONE.

6. CLICK EVERYTHING YOU SEE FOR CLUES & READ ALL NOTES TO SOLVE PUZZLES & ADVANCE IN THE GAME. YOU WILL FIND PIECES OF CLUES TO GET TO LOCKED AREAS AS YOU NAVIGATE THE HUGE MANSION.

7. THERE WILL BE VERY MATURE SUBJECT MATTER & GORY VIOLENCE. CHILD AVATARS ARE WELCOME BUT ONLY WITH ADULT SUPERVISION, PERIOD

8. EXPECT LAG & ADJUST YOUR VIEWER SETTINGS APPROPRIATELY. BE CONSIDERATE OF OTHERS. PLEASE DON'T SHOUT, CHEAT OR GIVE PUZZLE ANSWERS IN OPEN CHAT.

9. THE GAME IS NOT EASY OR SHORT. UNLESS YOU CRASH, THE HUD WILL REMEMBER YOUR PROGRESS IF YOU NEED TO LEAVE & COME BACK.

10. HAVE FUN, TELL YOUR FRIENDS AND PLEASE VISIT OUR GENEROUS SPONSORS' SHOPS AFTER THE GAME!
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Now for the details... DON'T PANIC was designed and is inspired by our love of Survival Horror Video Games and Classic Horror Films and is intended to scare the crap out of you. We hope you enjoy it, but there are some things that may help you enjoy it even more.

LIGHTING & SOUND:
The build was designed for Darker & Night time Windlight Settings AND a Mesh Enabled Viewer. We have set the sim windlight to what we believe is optimal for the game with shadows enabled, but we also ran through in SL Default windlight at MIDNIGHT and it looked great. Choose what works best for you. it should be dark and you should be able to see local lights for the best results.
Please Turn your Sound annd Master Volume at least 3/4 of the way up as there are many sounds you will want and need to hear and turn your Music Volume way down or off.

THE HUD:
We have provided a GAME HUD to wear. This HUD IS NECESSARY to play and complete the game. Please wear it before leaving the front steps of the house or you will not be able to play. You may need to adjust it a bit to fit the resolution of your screen.  If you need to leave and come back at any time, the hud should save your collected items. Sadly SL can be a pain sometimes and you may lose your saved items if you crash. Setting your own landmarks is encouraged in case you lose your place.

MOVING & TELEPORTING:
The Build is spread out over two sims and you will need to teleport between areas but it is worked into the game so treat it like you would a screen load, Just click Teleport when the map comes up or click inside certain doors when they open to to travel between the levels, but make sure you have checked everything in the area before you leave or you may miss valuable information, items you may need, storyline or prizes.

BASIC GAMEPLAY:
You and your ghost hunting team will be exploring the old Carver Mansion looking for signs of paranomal anomalies. You will need to collect  8 special items from throughout the game by performing tasks, or solving simple puzzles to advance. Some levels are short and some are longer, some have puzzles to solve and some don't. The game is very open this year and you can choose for the most part what sections of the house to do in any order. We tried to make the puzzles simple yet challenging. We found out that some players do better helping each other in groups and that is definitely encouraged!
It is in your best interest and much cooler to read everything you find on the story of "DON'T PANIC". You never know where a clue will be and to move ahead you will need all the info you can get. Notes, pictures and objects will contain clues for puzzles as well as add storyline. If something stands out to you, click it! Well just click EVERYTHING to be safe LOL

KEYPAD LOCKS:
To Operate Locked Door Keypads, Solve a puzzle or find a number needed during game play, Enter the numbers by clicking them in the correct sequence on the keypad. .You will hear tones to let you know if you are correct, If not, try again!  If there is a teleport exit, click the button that says TELEPORT on the map when it pops up. To use some teleports you may need to click to open the door, then click again inside the door to enter it.

CHEATING:
We KNOW people are going to cheat but we ask that you PLEASE not give solutions to the puzzles in open chat or teleport people into the game. Hints in the Pulse Games group chat are great and appreciated. EVERYONE must start at the beginning to get their hud and instructions. Anyone found cheating or giving out puzzle answers will be banned from this and any future events so just DON'T DO IT! We mean it., seriously.

PRIZES
Gifts from our generous Sponsors are hidden throughout the build in RATS that look like THIS .

There are prizes hidden all over so check everywhere. You don't want to miss those.  We have also set up a Souvenir & Halloween Shop at the end where you can purchase holiday themed items after you play and get LMs to all your fave shops!

WARNING:
We have done our best to use a minimum of textures and preloaded most of them to keep load times easy. There is GOING TO BE LAG. We have included in this package, a full body alpha layer which helps to reduce lag for everyone by hiding your avatar all together. Please remove as much of your primmage and scripted stuff as possible to make things easier on others and yourself and turn down your draw distance to the minimum. You will not need to see very far. Screaming out lag and being an ass during the game will make the experience less fun for everyone so PLEASE be considerate of other players or get yourself banned.

GENERAL GAME INFO:
This is NOT a hunt. This is a game with donated prizes hidden throughout. It is NOT meant to be run through quickly and could take over 2 hours of your time. DON'T PANIC IS NOT FOR THE SQUEAMISH or easily offended. It is a VERY mature and gory game. If you don't like these things, then this game is not for you and we can give you LMs of some spooooky haunted houses with spinny alpha ghosts. This aint your momma's hayride ;)

Please tell your friends about us and share the landmark and we would love if you visit the stores of all the vendors who donated prizes or even send them thanks. They were so generous to give to this event and have our gratitude.

If you like Don't Panic and for more information and our teaser pics, please check out our Facebook page!And the game is FREE to play but we will take your tips with thanks! It helps us keep going!

Now, turn the lights down and the volume up and prepare yourselves for a classic ghostly horror experience our 8th annual Halloween Event, DON'T PANIC!


Sincerely
Ivey Deschanel
Roblem Hogarth
And the PULSE GAMES Team

DON'T PANIC FAQS




Q: What is this DON'T PANIC game and is it a hunt?
A: Don't Panic! is an interactive survival horror game in Second Life. We've been building these games for 8 years and they are a tribute to our favorite horror games and movies. It is NOT a hunt. FREE Prizes from our Sponsors are hidden all over the game build in the rats you see around the house, but you MUST play the game to find them.

Q: Is it free/scary/mature?
A: Don't Panic is completely free though we do accept donations at the end if you'd like to contribute so we can keep doing these kinds of events. Don't Panic is also very scary for some and is not for the squeamish or easily offended. It is bloody, gross and has mature subject matter. If you do not like horror, this game may not be for you.

Q: What do I need to play?
A: You need to have a mesh capable viewer and our Game Hud package that is available at the game landing. You MUST to wear the hud to play.

Q: What do I do to play?
A: You MUST read the instructions in your hud package. I cannot stress how important this is. You have to at least read the QUICK LIST OF INSTRUCTIONS & TIPS. You must wear your hud before you go upi the stairs to the entrance or you will miss the first message to the hud. Once you have clicked the doors at the top of the stairs and teleported, you must explore all the rooms, find clues and hints to help you navigate through the Mansion. The building has three floors with hubs in the center and rooms in every direction Treat this game as if it were a video game in RL. Explore and click EVERYTHING.

Q: What about the hud?
A: The hud will communicate with you as you explore and click certain items in the game such as objects, doors, clues and even people. It will also serve as an inventory box for you to hold items you may need during game play.

Q: What if my hud isn't working? 
A: If you don't start getting messages from the hud soon after entering the game, try detaching and re-attaching it again. If that does not work, you may need to reboot. If that doesn't work, it could be that SL is having issues and you may need to try again later. 

Q: What are the inventory boxes at the bottom of the hud for?
A: These are to keep items you collect or pick up during the game. It is not necessary to collect them all and you do not get anything special for doing so. It is simply an inventory storage for items you may need. If you do not click certain items you may not get all the inventory. For example, if your friend has the door key and opens the door FOR you, you will not need that key and you will have an empty inventory box unless you find it yourself.

Q:Will the Hud save my items if I need to relog or come back and finish later?
A: If you log out, the Hud should save your collected items and the last in Hud message. If you are booted or crash, it could lose everything. Sadly this is Second Life and we have no control over that. Your best bet is to save your last location in the game and remove the hud before you log out. This should save all your information.

Q: How long will the game take to play? 
A: The entire game could take over 2 hours to play. Some have said it took up to 3 but admitted they weren't good at puzzles. Our beta testers, who are familiar with our games, took 1 hour and 45 minutes. We can do it in a half hour but we built it and we know all the answers LOL.

Q: How many prizes are hidden in the game and what kind? 
A: We don't know exact numbers as there are 22 designers, most who have donated multiple prizes. At this time we do not have a count but you are welcome to contact any of the designers to find out how many they have distributed. There are prizes for women of course but there are also prizes for men, kids, halloween decorations, full avatars & costumes, poses, eyes, accessories, and buildings too...just about everything. So there is something for everyone!

Q: Can child avatars play?
A: At Pulse and Snatch City we WELCOME ALL AVATARS, Kids, Furries, Goreans, Mutants, Robots, the Undead and even HUMANS! Everyone can play but we ask that all children be supervised by an adult and be respectful of other players. This goes for everyone else too. Please no gesture spam, remove poofers and primmy wearables and turn off any personal lighting other  than the (headset flashlight provided) which may lessen others enjoyment of the game and cause lag.

Q: Can we share codes and puzzle solutions with others?
A: All we ask is that you not share codes and puzzle answers in open chat or in the groups. You are free to help each other in IM and give hints in group chat. Anyone found giving out answers and codes publicly will be banned from our sims and all future events. Seriously.

Q: What do I do if someone is cheating/giving out codes and answers/bothering me?
A: In ALL instances please contact us so we can do something about it. IM Ivey Deschanel, Roblem Hogarth, Dragonia DeCuir, Yukio Ida, Sanura Snowpaw, Dahlia Darkstone, Kronos Renfold or Julianus Nightfire and we will try to help. You can also say something in the Pulse Games group and someone may be able to help you. Please tell us what is happening and the name/s of the avatars that are breaking the rules. If someone is bothering you personally, please mute/block the avatar and report them to us with details of the situation and we will do our best to take care of it. We want everyone to enjoy themselves and be able to play the game!

Q: I have a crappy computer, what do I do?
A: Unfortunately some people have computers that are not powerful enough to enjoy busy or complex events in SL. The frame rate may be low or rezzing takes forever. Sadly some may not be able to play the game in the way it was meant to be played. At the game landing, on the desk, we have put a list of things you can do on your end to help. We have done as much as we can to preload textures and keep scripts to a minimum.

Q: Where do I go to play DON'T PANIC?
A: RIGHT HERE!

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

System Failure FAQs


SYSTEM FAILURE GAME FAQs-Frequently Asked Questions:


Q: What is this System Failure game and is it a hunt?
A: System Failure is an interactive survival horror game in Second Life. We've been building these games for 7 years and they are a tribute to our favorite horror games and movies. It is NOT a hunt. FREE Prizes from our Sponsors are hidden all over the game build in little silver shields, but you MUST play the game to find them.

Q: Is it free/scary/mature?
A: System Failure is completely free though we do accept donations at the end if you'd like to contribute so we can keep doing these kinds of events. System Failure is also very scary for some and is not for the squeamish or easily offended. It is bloody, gross and has mature subject matter. If you do not like horror, this game may not be for you.

Q: What do I need to play?
A: You need to have a mesh capable viewer and our Game Hud package that is available at the game landing. You have to wear the hud to play.

Q: What do I do to play?
A: You MUST read the instructions in your hud package. I cannot stress how important this is. You have to at least read the QUICK LIST OF INSTRUCTIONS & TIPS. You must wear your hud before you go upstairs to the elevator or you will miss the first message to the hud. Once you have clicked the elevator and teleported, you must explore the offices, find clues and hints to help you navigate through the Shield Building. The building has three floors, a stairwell, outdoor areas and a basement. Treat this game as if it were a video game in RL. Explore and click EVERYTHING.

Q: What about the hud?
A: The hud will communicate with you as you explore and click certain items in the game such as intercoms, computers and doors. It will also serve as an inventory box for you to hold items you may need during game play.

Q: What if my hud isn't working? 
A: If you don't start getting messages from the hud soon after entering the game, try detaching and re-attaching it again. If that does not work, you may need to reboot. If that doesn't work, it could be that SL is having issues and you may need to try again later. 

Q: What are the inventory boxes at the bottom of the hud for?
A: These are to keep items you collect or pick up during the game. It is not necessary to collect them all and you do not get anything special for doing so. It is simply an inventory storage for items you may need. If you do not click certain items you may not get all the inventory. For example, if your friend has the door key and opens the door FOR you, you will not need that key and you will have an empty inventory box unless you find it yourself.

Q:Will the Hud save my items if I need to relog or come back and finish later?
A: If you log out, the Hud should save your collected items and the last in Hud message. If you are booted or crash, it could lose everything. Sadly this is Second Life and we have no control over that. Your best bet is to save your last location in the game and remove the hud before you log out. This should save all your information.

Q: How long will the game take to play? 
A: The entire game could take over 2 hours to play. Some have said it took up to 3 but admitted they weren't good at puzzles. Our beta testers, who are familiar with our games, took 1 hour and 45 minutes. We can do it in a half hour but we built it and we know all the answers LOL.

Q: How many prizes are hidden in the game and what kind? 
A: We don't know exact numbers as there are 25 designers, most who have donated multiple prizes. At our highest count there were over 60 prizes hidden throughout the building. There are prizes for women of course but there are also prizes for men, kids, halloween decorations, full avatars & costumes, poses, eyes, accessories, skyboxes, even a whole garden courtyard from the game...just about everything. So there is something for everyone!

Q: Can child avatars play?
A: At Pulse and Snatch City we WELCOME ALL AVATARS, Kids, Furries, Goreans, Mutants, Robots, the Undead and even HUMANS! Everyone can play but we ask that all children be supervised by an adult and be respectful of other players. This goes for everyone else too. Please no gesture spam, remove poofers and primmy wearables and turn off face and body lighting which may lessen others enjoyment of the game and cause lag.

Q: Can we share codes and puzzle solutions with others?
A: All we ask is that you not share codes and puzzle answers in open chat or in the groups. You are free to help each other in IM and give hints in group chat. Anyone found giving out answers and codes publicly will be banned from our sims and all future events.

Q: What do I do if someone is cheating/giving out codes and answers/bothering me?
A: In ALL instances please contact us so we can do something about it. IM Ivey Deschanel, Roblem Hogarth, Dragonia DeCuir, Sanura Snowpaw, Dahlia Darkstone, Kronos Renfold or Julianus Nightfire and we will try to help. You can also say something in the Pulse Games group and someone may be able to help you. Please tell us what is happening and the name/s of the avatars that are breaking the rules. If someone is bothering you personally, please mute/block the avatar and report them to us with details of the situation and we will do our best to take care of it. We want everyone to enjoy themselves and be able to play the game!

Q: I have a crappy computer, what do I do?
A: Unfortunately some people have computers that are not powerful enough to enjoy busy or complex events in SL. The frame rate may be low or rezzing takes forever. Sadly some may not be able to play the game in the way it was meant to be played. At the game landing, on the desk, we have put a list of things you can do on your end to help. We have done as much as we can to preload textures and keep scripts to a minimum.

Q: Where do I go to play System Failure?
A: RIGHT HERE!


More to come as players ask more questions!

Saturday, October 19, 2013

System Failure Survival Horror Game in Second Life NOW OPEN!

Now OPEN for Halloween from the creators of Cutting Class, Nightmare Eden, DIVE, The Flesh Game & Resting Place, one of the most frightening and realistic fear experiences you will have in Second Life. Our 7th Annual Completely Interactive Survival Horror Game, “System Failure”!
Shield Technologies is one of the largest and most omnipresent corporations of the modern world, researching, developing and producing some of the most advanced products we all use every day to better our lives. But what is happening at their newest and most expensive facility will terrify you! Where did all the workers go and why did they leave all their belongings behind? It’s up to YOU to find out and what you uncover, could kill you!
A completely interactive and “rewarding” Second Life Gaming Experience with multiple levels across two sims & challenging puzzles, big scares and prizes from dozens of fantastic designers. See the Horror Event of the YEAR, this year and every year. Don’t be the only one of your friends to miss out on what some have called …”The Scariest Haunted House in Second Life!”
Developed by the Pulse/Snatch City Team
Storyline, Puzzles, Scripting & Special Effects by Pulse Games
Awesome Prizes & Gifts from dozens of your fave designers
Sponsor List:
Adore&Abhor
Auxiliary
Barely Legal Couture
Cyrious
Discord Designs
Dragon Magick Wares
Fierce Designs
[GAUZE]
Goth1c0
*~*HopScotch*~*
Infamous
~Mesh Glam~
{MV}
Pin Me Down
!ReTox!
.{Rue}.
SAKIDE
Sassy
Sn@tch
Somnia
~SongBird~
The Stringer Mausoleum
Velvet Ink Poses
Whims
Yellow Jester
Join the SL group: Pulse Games to Chat with fellow players about your game experience and share HINTS & Check out our Facebook Page at https://www.facebook.com/pages/Pulse-Games-in-SL/244050798967300 for lots of pics and news!


The Pulse Games Team
System Failure

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

SYSTEM FAILURE INSTRUCTIONS

Welcome to "SYSTEM FAILURE", a Survival Horror Game in Second Life, Sponsored and Produced by Pulse Games, Pulse, New Kadath, Captiva & Sn@tch City Sims, Scripts along with all our amazing Spnsors. Happy Halloween! Don't skip this part. It's VERY IMPORTANT to read this in order to play the game.

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QUICK LIST OF INSTRUCTIONS & TIPS:

1. YOU ARE MEETING WITH THE IT DIRECTOR OF SHIELD TECHNOLOGIES. ONE OF THE LARGEST AND WELL KNOWN CORPORATIONS IN THE WORLD. PICK UP YOUR WELCOME PACKAGE AT THE FRONT DESK, WEAR THE GAME HUD & CONTINUE UPSTAIRS TO THE ELEVATORS..
2. YOU MUST HAVE A MESH ENABLED VIEWER TO PLAY SUCH AS THE OFFICIAL LL VIEWER OR FIRESTORM.
3.  YOU MUST WEAR THE HUD TO PLAY. IT WORKS AUTOMATICALLY. CLICKING THE "HELP" BUTTON WILL GIVE YOU A LINK TO THESE INSTRUCTIONS ON OUR WEBPAGE.
4. WE HAVE SET WINDLIGHT FOR OPTIMAL VIEWING BUT DEFAULT SL MIDNIGHT WORKS GREAT TOO.  PLEASE TURN THE SOUND UP! (SOUNDS ARE VERY IMPORTANT TO THE GAME!)
5. PLEASE REMOVE FACE LIGHTS, POOFERS, PARTICLE EFFECTS, HEAVILY SCRIPTED & PRIMMY OBJECTS. THE LESS TO REZ, THE BETTER FOR EVERYONE.
6. CLICK EVERYTHING YOU SEE FOR CLUES & READ ALL NOTES TO SOLVE PUZZLES & ADVANCE IN THE GAME.
7. THERE WILL BE VERY MATURE SUBJECT MATTER & GORY VIOLENCE. CHILD AVATARS ARE WELCOME BUT ONLY WITH ADULT SUPERVISION, PERIOD
8. EXPECT LAG & ADJUST YOUR VIEWER SETTINGS APPROPRIATELY. BE CONSIDERATE OF OTHERS. PLEASE DON'T SHOUT, CHEAT OR GIVE PUZZLE ANSWERS IN OPEN CHAT.
9. THE GAME IS NOT EASY OR SHORT. UNLESS YOU CRASH, THE HUD WILL REMEMBER YOUR PROGRESS IF YOU NEED TO LEAVE & COME BACK.
10. HAVE FUN, TELL YOUR FRIENDS AND PLEASE VISIT OUR GENEROUS SPONSORS' SHOPS AFTER THE GAME!
++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

Now for the details... System Failure was designed and is inspired by our love of Survival Horror Video Games and Classic Horror Films and is intended to scare the crap out of you. We hope you enjoy it, but there are some things that may help you enjoy it even more.

LIGHTING & SOUND:
The build was designed for Darker & Night time Windlight Settings AND a Mesh Enabled Viewer. We have set the sim windlight to what we believe is optimal for the game with shadows enabled, but we also ran through in SL Default windlight at MIDNIGHT and it looked great. Choose what works best for you.
Please Turn your Master Volume at least 3/4 of the way up as there are many sounds you will want and need to hear and turn your Music Volume way down or off.

THE HUD:
We have provided a GAME HUD to wear. This HUD IS NECESSARY to play and complete the game. Please wear it before leaving the Front Desk or you will not be able to play. You may need to adjust it a bit to fit the resolution of your screen.  If you need to leave and come back at any time, the hud should save your collected items. Sadly SL can be a pain sometimes and you may lose your saved items if you crash. Setting your own landmarks is encouraged in case you lose your place.

MOVING & TELEPORTING:
The Build is spread out over two sims and you will need to teleport between areas but it is worked into the game so treat it like you would a screen load, Just click Teleport when the map comes up or click inside certain doors when they open to to travel between the levels, but make sure you have checked everything in the area before you leave or you may miss valuable information, items you may need, storyline or prizes.

BASIC GAMEPLAY:
You have applied to work for Shield Technologies and have come to meet Kevin Hooper, IT Director for an interview. You will need to collect  7 special items from throughout the game by performing tasks, or solving simple puzzles to advance. Some levels are short and some are longer, some have puzzles to solve and some don't. The game is linear even though it may not seem like it lol. We tried to make the puzzles simple yet challenging. We found out that some players do better helping each other in groups and that is definitely encouraged!
It is in your best interest and much cooler to read everything you find on the story of "SYSTEM FAILURE". You never know where a clue will be and to move ahead you will need all the info you can get. Notes, pictures and objects will contain clues for puzzles as well as add storyline. If something stands out to you, click it!

KEYPAD LOCKS:
To Operate Locked Door Keypads, Solve a puzzle or find a number needed during game play, Enter the numbers by clicking them in the correct sequence on the keypad then hit Enter. If you wish to start again, click Reset. If there is a teleport exit, click the button that says TELEPORT on the map when it pops up. To use some teleports you may need to click to open the door, then click again to enter it.

CHEATING:
We KNOW people are going to cheat but we ask that you PLEASE not give solutions to the puzzles in open chat or teleport people into the game. Hints in the Pulse Games group chat are great and appreciated. EVERYONE must start at the beginning to get their hud and instructions. Anyone found cheating or giving out puzzle answers will be banned from this and any future events so just DON'T DO IT! We mean it., seriously.

PRIZES
Gifts from our generous Sponsors are hidden throughout the build in small metallic SHIELDS that look like THIS . �� There are prizes hidden all over so check everywhere. You don't want to miss those.  We have also set up a Souvenir & Halloween Shop at the end where you can purchase holiday themed items after you play and get LMs to all your fave shops!

WARNING:
We have done our best to use a minimum of textures and preloaded most of them to keep load times easy. There is GOING TO BE LAG. Please remove as much of your primmage and scripted stuff as possible to make things easier on others and yourself and turn down your draw distance to the minimum. You will not need to see very far. Screaming out lag and being an ass during the game will make the experience less fun for everyone so PLEASE be considerate of other players or get yourself banned.

GENERAL GAME INFO:
This is NOT a hunt. This is a game with donated prizes hidden throughout. It is NOT meant to be run through quickly and could take over 2 hours of your time. SYSTEM FAILURE IS NOT FOR THE SQUEAMISH or easily offended. It is a VERY mature and gory game. If you don't like these things, then this game is not for you and we can give you LMs of some spooooky haunted houses with spinny alpha ghosts.

Please tell your friends about us and share the landmark and we would love if you visit the stores of all the vendors who donated prizes or even send them thanks. They were so generous to give to this event and have our gratitude.

Now, turn the lights down and the volume up and prepare yourselves for a vision of the future with our 7th annual Halloween Event, SYSTEM FAILURE!

If you like System Failure and for more information and our teaser pics, please check out our facebook page at
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Pulse-Games-in-SL/244050798967300

Sincerely
Ivey Deschanel
Roblem Hogarth
And the PULSE GAMES Team

Thursday, October 10, 2013

SYSTEM FAILURE SURVIVAL HORROR GAME OCT 17-NOV 17

Coming this Halloween from the creators of Cutting Class, Nightmare Eden, DIVE, The Flesh Game & Resting Place, one of the most frightening and realistic fear experiences you will have in Second Life. Our 7th Annual Completely Interactive Survival Horror Game, "System Failure"!


Shield Technologies is one of the largest and most omnipresent corporations of the modern world, researching, developing and producing some of the most advanced products we all use every day to better our lives. But what is happening at their newest and most expensive facility will terrify you! Where did all the workers go and why did they leave all their belongings behind? It's up to YOU to find out and what you uncover, could kill you!

A completely interactive and "rewarding" Second Life Gaming Experience with multiple levels across several sims & challenging puzzles, big scares and prizes from dozens of fantastic designers. See the Horror Event of the YEAR, this year and every year. Don't be the only one of your friends to miss out on what some have called ..."The Scariest Haunted House in Second Life!"

Developed by the Pulse/Snatch City Team
Storyline, Puzzles, Scripting & Special Effects by Pulse Games
Awesome Prizes & Gifts from dozens of your fave designers

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The Pulse Games Team
System Failure
October 2013