While its creators keep referring to Second Life as a game, many of its residents refuse to see it like that. I have heard it described as a virtual social arena where everybody is free to express their creativity through their avatar, the way they decorate their pixel homes and anything else they can think of which is both technically and financially within their means. However, I believe that when push comes to shove, most people turn to Second Life for a bit of fun and there certainly are some games available on the grid to meet that need.
In their eight years of activity in Second Life, MadPea have created over 80 gaming experiences. One of their more recent games is called The Tower. You wake up in a strange room, with no memory of who you are or how you ended up there. It soon becomes apparent that you are on the 8th floor of an unfamiliar building and the only way to work yourself down to the ground level is by solving a series of challenging puzzles.
At a library, especially a MadPea library, you are surrounded by so much knowledge it is easy to feel overwhelmed and wonder what it all means. Don’t worry about it too much though. You can always reach out to your fellow Peas for a nudge into the right direction via MadPea’s jovial group chat. Often you will discover that the answer was right in front of you all the time, but you were overanalysing… Or perhap I’m just projecting now.
Maybe something sweet and a hot cup of joe is exactly what you need to kick-start your memory. I’m willing to bet that many Peas have resorted to a sugar rush and a heavy dose of caffeine to help them solve the puzzle at this cafe.
Oh no! A chemistry pop quiz! I wasn’t prepared for that!
When you eventually have managed to pull yourself away from The Tower and have had time to let it all sink in a bit, and perhaps have taken a nap, you can give The Tower Quiz a go.
This is a clever little trick from MadPea to keep people talking about The Tower and if you answer all the questions correctly, you stand a chance of winning a free HUD to their upcoming game. I wonder which part of my personality makes me enjoy filling in this kind of questionnaire a little bit too much. Is it the nerd, the detective or the competitive hunter? I’ll leave you all to ponder that piece of pop psychology and hope to be back soon with more games, freebies, decorating inspiration, events and adventures.
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