Seltani has more or less graduated to beta status. (Fanfare, applause...) Note that I've dropped the "dev"; you can now reach the server at its permanent home, http://seltani.net/.
To celebrate this, I am declaring an Age Jam! Stop by, build an Age, show it off. It doesn't have to be a prize-winner. In fact there will be no prizes. This is an opportunity to try the tools and get some feedback.
I'm not going to get formal about the rules, but I do want to have some fun with it. Therefore, a schedule!
- Sunday, Nov 10, 1 pm Eastern time: Opening ceremony in the Seltani district plaza. I announce the theme: "Remaining Light".
(The plaza is in the Seltani district. Sign in, link into the Cavern, follow the path along the shoreline and then head right at the fork. Can't miss it.)
(The theme is just for inspiration. Interpret it however you want.)
Nov 10-23: Work on your Age! (Or Ages; multiple entries is cool.) When it's ready, add it to the bookshelf in the Seltani plaza. Or if you want to go for the dramatic reveal, wait and add it on...
Sunday, Nov 24, 1 pm Eastern time: Wrap-up. Meet back in the plaza, start visiting Ages. We can have group tours over the course of the afternoon, and then hang out and discuss what we've seen.
(I know that the meeting time is not ideal for everybody in every time zone. I have schedule restrictions too, so I just picked a time. If you can't be at either ceremony or both, I apologize -- follow along on the blog or the forums.)
I will be around these on-line areas (including Seltani itself) to answer questions during the two-week period. Hope to see you there.
Update: the entries! We have three. More may be offered; at least one Writer said he was working on something but not finished.
- Vashmursë (by Pavitra) -- a nifty timed-exploration idea.
- Télos (by Sandor) -- exploration.
- Xical (by me) -- a small puzzle.
These links will add a page directly to your linking booklet, if you are signed into Seltani. If not, you'll have to sign in first.
Comments imported from Gameshelf
Andrew Plotkin (Nov 10, 2013 at 1:14 PM):
Questions that have come up:
Does it have to be a completely new Age? Well, that was my original idea, but if you want to extend one of your existing Seltani Ages I won't complain. A new "world" set in the Cavern or another known Age is fine too.
Andrew Plotkin (Nov 10, 2013 at 1:17 PM):
There are no restrictions on release date or testing or public discussion. Do whatever you want. Just make sure you add a link to the new plaza bookshelf. (I will gather these up on the 24th and create a new permanent shelf in the gallery.)
Andrew Plotkin (Nov 24, 2013 at 6:54 PM):
I've added the entry links to the post. Thanks for contributing!