Thursday, 28 December 2006

Next Project

SL Buttonmen has moved to a promotional stage, which I hadn't really thought of and am still not sure how to proceed. However, while I have the luxury of being in-world for hours at a time I thought I'd continue making.

Shown in the image is a four-player game called Droid Arena. Players issue a series of instructions through their individual consoles to a robot in the arena (a 5x5 square grid). The robots then act out the instructions in sequence. There'll be power-ups and missiles and landmines etc.

But still early days

Sunday, 24 December 2006

Where you'll find me

I use the public sandboxes (whichever one is least crowded), and on a few occasions have had problems with griefers. Shown in the image is the solution - a personal sky platform on which to work. The idea was unashamedly taken from something I'd seen on SL Boutique, although there's was far more impressive in appearance and features.

At the moment it simply rises to a high altitude and centers on rounded coordinates, but I might add more features if they seem necessary. For example, why build in a feature to descend when its more fun to delete it and land by parachute?

Saturday, 23 December 2006

SL Buttonmen V1- Beta released

The Beta version of SL Buttonmen has been finished. In the image above you can see my avatar (19th century flavour) wearing one of the buttons, and the rezzed dice set in front.

There are currently 3 Buttonmen from the soldiers series available: Karl, Avis and Bauer. The remaining soldiers should follow soon after, and then other sets with their unique features (no decision on which ones yet though).

Above is the free button vendor (my first), and I'm currently looking for places to house it. It also gives notecards on how to play the game and use the SL system.


Buttonmen is a two player game, where each has a set of dice, and the aim is to capture your opponent's and gain a higher score. The set of dice each player uses depends on the Buttonmen character that they choose. In SL the button can also search for players in the area, and the dice values are displayed in text hovering over the dice objects.

Full details of the real-world game can be found online at