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This month, I am happy to share with you that our latest DROD Smitemaster's Selection, Finding the First Truth, is now available for purchase and download!

FtFT is a hold of medium-difficult quality on par with the advanced levels in DROD: Journey to Rooted Hold and DROD: The City Beneath. The story foundation for this hold is contributed by DROD creator Erik Hermansen himself. FtFT advances the story of Beethro Budkin along its penultimate arc toward the upcoming culmination of his epic journey, DROD: The Second Sky. As many of you know, a lot of time and effort went into getting this hold done right. The puzzles shine, and there is probably half an hour of voice work here and a solid cast of characters reprising their roles in this story, including Jobus from Perfection and First Librarian from The City Beneath, as well as new faces we will see again in DROD:TSS. To quote beta tester CuriousShyRabbit, "there are puzzles about figuring out the right order to do things, lynchpin puzzles based on how the sworded entities interact with other game elements, puzzles that are all about manipulation, and more...And then the surprises start for real. Have fun!"

Please read more about FtFT here from its brilliant creator and architect, George Wanfried (Chaco):
http://forum.caravelgames.com/viewtopic.php?TopicID=32025

There are also some screenshots of rooms in the SmS posted by Tim and initial feedback from players.

You can order the new Smitemasters Selection from Caravel Games now, either for immediate download for $9 or on limited-edition CD, at
http://caravelgames.com/Articles/Games_2/SS.html

For those interested in ordering the CD, let me share that we will be working on preparing the final CD content over the next couple weeks. Once it's done, we will be sending in the total limited-run print order. Please get your CD order in by August 15 in order to ensure that you will receive a copy. Thanks!

Interview With Chuck Sommerville

Forum member Tim shared a press article on Chuck Sommerville, creater of Chip's Challenge, from this month's Retro Gamer magazine. In the article, Chuck drops a couple of unsolicited mentions of DROD, citing it as being a puzzle game he admires and would recommend others to play. He even goes so far as to say he wishes he had come up with DROD himself.

For me, this is some of the highest praise I could expect to receive in the industry. These words come from a computer gaming giant -- a legendary Apple II game developer who rubbed elbows with the likes of John Romero and Steve Wozniak. I understand Chip's Challenge had part in inspiring Erik Hermansen to the inception of DROD way back when. CC came up often as we conversed on our respective sources of game design inspiration. With these kind words of praise from Chuck, this circle now feels complete. Thank you, Chuck!

http://forum.caravelgames.com/viewtopic.php?TopicID=32033

Newly published DROD holds

Advanced Concepts 2
http://forum.caravelgames.com/viewtopic.php?TopicID=31765

Snakes to death remastered
http://forum.caravelgames.com/viewtopic.php?TopicID=31785

The Mystical Palace
http://forum.caravelgames.com/viewtopic.php?TopicID=31797

Archipelago
http://forum.caravelgames.com/viewtopic.php?TopicID=31993

Super Dungeon Deluxe 4-level pack 1
http://forum.caravelgames.com/viewtopic.php?TopicID=32004

Till next time, when we hope to release more news on the Next Big Project!

--Mike

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[Last edited by slimm tom at 08-14-2011 03:03 PM : Fixed First Librarian reference]
07-31-2011 at 01:55 AM
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A quick note:

Advanced Concepts 2 is actually located at the following topic, not the one listed in the Illumination:

http://forum.caravelgames.com/viewtopic.php?TopicID=31765

EDIT: fixed

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07-31-2011 at 03:40 AM
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Imagine my surprise when I went to play this on my mac running Lion... only to find the mac version of DROD-TCB.app is PPC only!


Any idea when a Mac intel version will be made available?

Thanks,
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07-31-2011 at 01:20 PM
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quote:
mrimer wrote:
First Librarian from Journey to Rooted Hold


Wasn't First Librarian a character that until now had only appeared in The City Beneath? :P

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08-14-2011 at 01:16 PM
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Wow, good catch. Got that corrected now.
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quote:
stetner wrote:
Imagine my surprise when I went to play this on my mac running Lion... only to find the mac version of DROD-TCB.app is PPC only!


Any idea when a Mac intel version will be made available?

Thanks,
Doug
Sorry, I missed this question somehow - my excuse is old age! :P
If you go HERE you will see a discussion we've had about that very problem.

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08-14-2011 at 09:34 PM
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Good news -- we've just received the CD prints for the SmS! They look good. We'll prepare them for shipping tonight and plan to send them off by the end of the week.

Everyone who pre-ordered a SmS CD or otherwise contributed to the project should expect to receive a CD. Please make sure you have your shipping address current in your forum user profile!

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