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Fun Noir at The Blackened Mirror: Inworld games closing at the end of the year

»Posted by on Dec 29, 2012 in Fun Noir, News | Comments Off on Fun Noir at The Blackened Mirror: Inworld games closing at the end of the year

Sadly, with the end of Season 1, the time has come to bring the inworld games for The Blackened Mirror to an end. The games that run purely on the web will continue, but we will be ending the games that are played on the Second Life grid at midnight on December 31st 2012. Announcing this now will give you the opportunity to play any of the games that you might have missed. Why are you closing the inworld games? Region and parcel owners have been very generous both in donating gifts and in hosting our prims for the games. But they need the freedom and flexibility to change their areas, which could invalidate or even remove clues in the games.  If we are doing this for one area, it seemed right to do it for all, so that there should be no confusion. Why are you keeping the web games open? Although the first season of The Blackened Mirror is now over, the episodes continue to be available through The Blackened Mirror and Happy Hunting websites, and through The Blackened Mirror page at Treet TV and The Blackened Mirror You Tube site.  So it’s possible that even at a period when we are not launching regular new episodes, people might be coming to the show for the first time and – if they are – we want them to learn that The Blackened Mirror is more than a TV show (and more than a game). We hope that keeping the web games open will give people who discover the show the fun of also discovering the challenges! We’ll be republishing details of all the web games shortly.  But for now … make sure you get the last of the information about The Blackened Mirror inworld games in our Fun Noir...

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Fun Noir for the Blackened Mirror – the winners of our special contests!

»Posted by on Dec 29, 2012 in Fun Noir, News | Comments Off on Fun Noir for the Blackened Mirror – the winners of our special contests!

At the end of season party for The Blackened Mirror, we held draws for all special games that we have been running throughout Season 1. The prize for each of these games is a chance to appear as a character in the world of The Blackened Mirror, not on the show, but referenced in The Blackened Mirror materials! We will not reveal answers here, as people will still be able to play the games on the web! The questions (and winners) were as follows: From Episode 1 – the A Day in the Life of Harland Quinn game As part of the clue in the diner (where we showed a copy of The Daily Prim newspaper, with its racing news), we asked: What links Quinn’s bet with a Broadway musical? The very first person to get this right won the chance to appear in The Blackened Mirror world. This was Kyle Beckett, who chose to become a good character and a reporter on The Daily Prim newspaper. But we continued the game till the end of the season, and the winner was: Chris Collins From Episode 2:  Secrets from Quinn’s past This game was first launched at the HP Lovecraft Festival in Second Life, where a special playbill was located. It was subsequently included as part of the jigsaw game associated with Episode 3.  We asked: Tell us the connection between the poster, the newspaper report and a famous Hollywood film about the world of theater … No-one has been able to answer this question correctly! From Episode 4: Death in Velvet Game In this game, readers (and later listeners) were able to find the first three parts of Death in Velvet, a special Harland Quinn short story written by David Abbot, the author of The Blackened Mirror. They then had to tell us who the murderer was (and how they dunnit too!). The winner was: Orpheus Angkam From Episode 4: The Link between the Seekers of Truth and a famous 1930s novel (and film) This game asked players to find out what linked Episode  1.4 of The Blackened Mirror with a famous novel of the 1930s, made into a very famous film, by the author of Goodbye Mr Chips and Random Harvest. The winner was: Garnet Psaltery From Episode 5: The Police Report game This was part of an inworld game that asked people to trace copies of the police report that revealed what had been happening in Seraph City while Quinn had disappeared after the Unpleasantness at the Java Jive. One of the places people visited on the Hunt (or through the inworld quiz) was a rather exclusive apartment block, which had a doorman … and we asked: Why is the name Carlton Garfield a very appropriate one for a doorman? The winner was: Maeve Everest Congratulations to all our prize winners! We will be contacting Chris, Orpheus, Garnet and Maeve shortly to find out whether they want to be good or bad characters and how they can best be incorporated into the world of The Blackened Mirror!...

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Episode 6: Bad Blood – means Party and Prizes for The Blackened Mirror!

»Posted by on Dec 15, 2012 in Episodes, Fun Noir, News | Comments Off on Episode 6: Bad Blood – means Party and Prizes for The Blackened Mirror!

Blackened Mirror Season 1 has ended – and what a shocker of an ending that was, eh? If you haven’t seen it yet, it’s now on the web. And we’re going to be celebrating the end of Season 1 with a special party today at the Seraph Club from 3pm till 6pm with Edward Pearse, who plays Harland Quinn’s friend, Edward, not only our host, but also our DJ. And Dress is definitely Film Noir! But as well as celebrating the end of the season, there will be more goodies too! We will be announcing the results and winners of the Special Competitions that we’ve been running all season – five very special games: Game 1: The Broadway Musical GameGame 2: The Hollywood Theatrical Movie Game Game 3: The Death in Velvet Murder Mystery Game Game 4: The Shangri-La Game Game 5: The Mysterious Doorman Game And how will you know if you solved the mystery of Death in Velvet? Well, for the very first time we will be broadcasting Episode 4 of Death in Velvet – which contains the solution to the mystery! This is going to be a really terrific party – make sure that you don’t miss...

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Test your knowledge of The Blackened Mirror in our new web game!

»Posted by on Dec 9, 2012 in Fun Noir, News | Comments Off on Test your knowledge of The Blackened Mirror in our new web game!

At the end of Episode 1.5 of The Blackened Mirror, Harland Quinn tells Alais Alleyn to get what she needs – and that he will need more ammo; they’re going fishing. But what other arrangements does Quinn make as he plans to leave Seraph City? Now we can tell you … Before leaving Seraph City, Harland Quinn wrote a number of letters and sent them to various friends, telling them where they might find the gifts he had left for them. And you can find the letters on the web – but you’ll have to answer a few questions that test your knowledge of The Blackened Mirror to find them! You’ll find full instructions on how to play this game, and the first clue here. The final item will lead you to a special prize – it unlocks access to part 3 of Death in Velvet, the radio play of a Harland Quinn mystery (separate to the main series, but referencing some of the characters – and with some very special guest stars!). By the end of the game, you should have had access to a number of letters from Quinn (and thank you to Zander Greene for writing the letters) from which you will learn something more about Harland Quinn and his relationships with the people around him.  And that, for Blackened Mirror fans, is the best prize of all! However, there is also a version of this game that you can play within Second Life, where you can find extra gifts. For more details of the inworld game, see...

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Fun Noir: The Lost Letters of Harland Quinn, Private Investigator

»Posted by on Dec 2, 2012 in Fun Noir, News | 1 comment

At the end of Episode 1.5 of The Blackened Mirror, Harland Quinn tells Alais Alleyn to get what she needs – and that he will need more ammo; they’re going fishing. But what other arrangements does Quinn make as he plans to leave Seraph City? Now we can tell you … Before leaving Seraph City, Harland Quinn wrote a number of letters and sent them to various friends, telling them where they might find the gifts he had left for them. And you can find the letters (on the web) and the associated gifts (inworld). You’ll find full instructions on how to play this game, and the first clue here. By the end of the game, you should have collected a range of gifts (and thank you to Elizabeth Tinsley for a wonderful gift – and to Zander Greene for not only writing the letters, but also for crafting a number of gifts!) but you should also learn something more about Harland Quinn and his relationships with the people around him.  And that, for Blackened Mirror fans, is the best prize of all! NB this game is currently only available for Second Life players; a web only version will be released next...

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Celebrate the Blackened Mirror with a party, a new fun noir game and a new radio episode!

»Posted by on Dec 1, 2012 in Fun Noir, News | Comments Off on Celebrate the Blackened Mirror with a party, a new fun noir game and a new radio episode!

We’re going to be celebrating The Blackened Mirror today with a special party today. Join us at the Java Jive in Seraph City where there will be a party from 3-5pm SLT to launch a new game that will give you the chance to discover a little more about Harland Quinn, and the mysteries that lie behind … The Blackened Mirror. Music will be supplied by Mr Victor Mornington – and there’ll be the opportunity to hear again the opening episodes of the special radio drama Death in Velvet – can you guess the murderer? As part of the new game, we’ll also be revealing the location on the web of Episode 3 of Death in Velvet – currently only Episodes 1 and 2 have been revealed! This week we will be launching the Second Life version of the game – and next week there will be the launch of a web only game.  But we’re sure that followers of The Blackened Mirror will love this one – the letters they find not only uncover more of the mysteries, but they also reveal more about Harland Quinn – and his feelings for those closest to him. So … put on your best film noir clothes and come and join us for a great party!...

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