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WELCOME TO SPELLBOUND – Interactive & Immersive Adventure Game

The Spellbound Academy of Sorcery, set close to the quaint village of Willowshire, welcomes its first year students to a new school year of magic and mystery.

The Academy’s dedicated teaching staff are ready to guide new students through the four key foundations of magical craft – Fire, Water, Air and Earth.

However, this year there is something very wrong in the school, and corruption is starting to seep up through the ancient stones of the castle.  Can you master the skills you will need to help?  And are you talented enough to solve the puzzles and figure out what is going on?

This game has a mature rating, but younger avatars may play keeping it in mind that there are some spooky parts.  Please also note that, while there are some minor hunt elements, this is primarily a puzzle adventure game, so take it slow, and enjoy!

 

YOU NEED A HUD TO PLAY

Pay the vendor at the Game Start 1000L to receive your GAME HUD

The HUD package includes:

Game HUD

Achievements

Hours of original immersive adventure gaming

Themed prizes upon completion

ABOUT GAME PLAY

The HUD is very simple. Right click it in your inventory and select ‘Add’. It will find its home on the top left side of your screen.

 

The HUD makes use of the “Experience Key” tool. This tool makes it so that you are required only once to give the HUD permission to do things like teleport you and attach objects to your avatar.

If the Experience Key fails, simply detach your HUD then reattach it. Make sure that you have given your HUD the permissions it asks.

 

IMPORTANT TIPS:

For fullest immersion, be sure to enable sounds. This game relies heavily on sound design, make sure your sounds are at a comfortable level so that you can hear well. All important parts are also repeated in local chat as text.

Please give the HUD and the game surroundings time to load. There is a lot going on! 

By going slowly, you not only absorb the story more deeply, you are also more aware of what you need specifically as opposed to clicking randomly and bouncing into walls that haven’t rezzed yet.

We recommend you have a paper and pen/pencil handy for some of the puzzles.  The ability to make notes (or sketches!) will come in VERY handy!

Also…  Make sure to pay attention to nearby chat for instructions and clues/hints.

 

ACHIEVEMENTS & LEVELING UP

You will earn new Achievements in this game and see them HERE

Leveling up at MadPea earns you exclusive prizes.

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HOW TO RESET TO PLAY AGAIN

Click on the Pea button on your HUD and choose RESET. Now, you can play again from scratch!

(NOTE: Be sure that this is what you want to do as there is no going back once it’s reset! Pressing the button will erase all your files (but sadly not your memory…)

 

GAME ENHANCERS

The Spellbound Academy of Sorcery provides you with all you need to commence the school year, including a basic wand.  However, why not show your fellow students how serious you are about magic with an amazing special wand?  You can find a range of elegant designs at our store in Willowshire.

In addition, while many novices may choose to rely on their wits and sharp eyes, why not get some help with an adorable Owl Familiar?  Pick a pet to sit on your shoulder as you explore the castle – he will have many wise words to help you!

Don’t forget, Hot Witch Monthly magazine swears that all the best dressed wizards and witches are in robes this year – so pick yours up from the store in Willowshire!  Created especially for Spellbound by our collaborator at Gabriel, these robes will help you fit right in.

 

HINTS AND CHEATS

The Spellbound Academy of Sorcery offers a little extra help if the puzzles really make you tear out your hair!  You can purchase two hints or skip the whole puzzle in each puzzle location for a small fee.  However, please note that, for your own satisfaction and enjoyment, we would always recommend this is a final resort – why not ask for help in the Group first?

  • 33 $L   – first hint
  • 66 $L   – second hint
  • 150 $L  – skip whole puzzle room
  • 300 $L  – skip whole puzzle FINAL room

 

 

GOOD LUCK, PLAYER!

CREDITS

Story, Concept & Gameplay

Kyle Beckett

HUD scripting

Levio Serenity

Art & Design

Aaronax

with additional mesh design from

Electronic Mode | Mika Whitesong

Harter Fall | Rheinhard Kappler

Game Scripting

Levio Serenity

Gaius Tripsa

Sound Design

Fae Varriale

Kyle Beckett

Level Design

Aaronax

Amryn

Kyle Beckett

Marketing/PR

Kiana Writer |Threshin Barnett

Starr Reinard | Phedra Villota

Sales Support

Pandagroov Windstorm

Collaborators

Quiggles78

Customer Support

Quiggles78

Sangi Phaeton

Voiceovers

Fluffanuffers | Zinti | evaharley

theonlynomad | Josh Figgis  | Jigzzz Hazelnut

Threshin Barnett | Aberdon Enigma | Rosebud Felisimo

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HUGE THANKS TO

BetaPeas

GABRIEL for Outfits

MadPea Bloggers

PRIZES BY

BALACLAVA!! |Candle and Cauldron

Gabriel | Half Moon Market

Insomnia Angel | InsurreKtion | Jinx

Kraftwork | Krescendo | Noctis

 

You, Magical Players! 

THANK YOU ALL FOR YOUR SUPPORT!

 

SPELLBOUND RULES

MALFUNCTIONS

We are aware that Second Life has its own issues that we can not control, such as location logouts, reboots, or lagging and crashing. We have conducted several pre-game walkthroughs to make sure the game runs smoothly where it should, but we cannot guarantee that there will be no issues during the game.

Should anything happen beyond our control that disrupts or halts the game, we will announce it via group notice at the first possible opportunity, providing further instructions relevant to the issue.

REFRAIN FROM BAD SPORTSMANSHIP

Do not harass other players, do not instigate conflicts, and if you get stuck, do not whine and complain in group chat. Doing any of these actions will result in your revocation of your chat rights.

GROUP DIALOGUE IS ALLOWED (and even encouraged!)

You are allowed to communicate in group chat and help each other out. You are however NOT allowed to give out direct answers and slurls.

PRIZES & ACHIEVEMENTS

Everyone will receive 11 exclusive game themed prizes upon completion. It is possible to earn 12 achievements during this game.

NO HUD REFUNDS – make sure to read all rules before you play.

 

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