Friday, November 25, 2011

NEW! Download links in the Download page

No more having to click on "More Info" every time you want to download a game. Instead, you can simply click on the new "Download" link directly on the Download page. Sweet!

Escape the Tower turns a year old!

Wow, I can't believe it's been a whole year since I made my first slideshow game! And it happened on Black Friday, too! *pats myself on the back*

Unfortunately, I didn't have time to provide an update for Escape the Tower. But who cares? Let's celebrate!

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

PowerPoint Pranks #2

Hi there, pranksters. Did ya enjoy scaring your friends with that gigantic "BOO!"? Well, I hope you did. This time, I got something even better:

The Frozen Desktop!


Here's how to pull off this trick:

1. Take a screenshot of your computer's desktop (with no applications running).

2. Open Microsoft PowerPoint, and create a new presentation.

3. On PowerPoint 2007 or later: click on the Design tab on the ribbon, then click on Page Setup.
On PowerPoint 2003 or earlier: click on File -> Page Setup.

4. On the new window that appears, change the slide size to the aspect ratio of your computer (4:3, 16:10, or 16:9).
To find your computer's aspect ratio, try each aspect ratio and start the slideshow. The correct ratio will make the slide fill up all four corners of the screen.
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5. Now upload the screenshot of the desktop onto the PowerPoint presentation.

6. Resize the screenshot so it fills up the entire slide.

7. On PowerPoint 2007 or later: click on the Slideshow tab on the ribbon, then click on Set Up Show.
On PowerPoint 2003 or earlier: click on Slideshow -> Set up Show.

8. Change the show type to Borrowed at a Kiosk. This prevents your parents from seeing the arrows on the bottom left corner of the PowerPoint.

9. Start the presentation and put your computer into sleep.

The next time someone turns on the computer, they will be shocked to find out that nothing happens if they click on anything! Little does that person know the only way out is by pressing the "Esc" key!


So pranksters, let me know what you think. Did it work? Did it fail? Did you end up getting tricked? Discuss in the comments!

Disclaimer: Perform this prank at your own risk. Don't blame me if you end up getting in trouble.

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Well,

I'm just gonna say that now I think the Did ya Know's were a bad idea. Therefore, it has been discontinued - and the posts have been removed. Sorry.

But hey! Escape the Tower is turning a year old this Friday! I can't wait to celebrate!

Saturday, November 5, 2011

New! A template, a modified game, and a prototype!

Man, when was the last time anything new came into the blog? Well, as the title says, I just posted 3 new PowerPoint's into this blog. Here they are:

Make Your Own Memoric Trivia
Memoric Trivia (Reduced Pain Edition)
Escape the Room Prototype


You can find these new games waiting for you in the "Download" page!

Escape the Room Prototype


Description
My first prototype! Inspired from JonBro's Riddle School/Transfer series, this game concept involves using a graphical interface to navigate your way around a room while solving a puzzle. In the prototype, you must find a key somewhere around the room in order to open the door. What's so cool is that it's done on PowerPoint. Go try for yourself! Let me know what you think in the Comments.

Compatible With:
-Microsoft PowerPoint 2007 or later
-PowerPoint for Mac 2008 or later
-PowerPoint Viewer 2007 or later

Make Your Own Memoric Trivia - More Info



Release Date: November 5, 2011
Latest Update: N/A
Size: 614 KB

Description
Ever wanted to make your very own Memoric Trivia game? Well, your dream just came true. Using the Make your Own Memoric Trivia software, all you have to do is follow the instructions via the PowerPoint notes section, and you'll be ready to have a finished product in no time! It's easy! It's fun! You and your friends will have a blast (if you make a good Memoric Trivia)!
Feel free to post the Memoric Trivia's you make with this template in the Comments. You may also post your game in your own website, as long as you don't remove the bottom header in the first slide.

Compatible With:
-Microsoft PowerPoint 97 (XP (2002) or later recommended)
-PowerPoint for Mac 98 (v. X (2001) or later recommended)
Sorry PowerPoint Viewer users, but you're unable to edit PowerPoint presentations.