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« Reply #15 on: August 05, 2011, 11:36:21 am »

Since a DB-crash deleted some of our posts, I'll try to remember what i had written:

Dirk sayed he would like to start with the Mississippi (hooray for consonants!) episode and my concern was something like:

I think this episode should play ON a ship. Maybe some historic steamer. There could then be puzzles like winding something up on the wheel or stopping the ship on the spot where the previous ship has sunk,...
But we can't take the Nimbus on a ship. I already had the idea of getting some MIDI-wireless interface on one of the other locations. This way Eric could play on the ship while Ashra is driving the Bus on the riverside.
So I think the Mississippi should not be the first episode because we don't have the interface yet and also Ashra will not be there to help us and give explanations.
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« Reply #16 on: August 05, 2011, 12:37:32 pm »

We can make it non-linear and leave the choice to the player.

So we offer location A and B and when both locations are completed Ashra finishes the mobile NimBUS so they can reach location C, which is the steamer.

Sounds good to me Smiley


To gain some variety I'd like the first three locations to take place during daylight if it's fine with you.



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« Reply #17 on: August 05, 2011, 01:26:34 pm »

We can make it non-linear and leave the choice to the player.

So we offer location A and B and when both locations are completed Ashra finishes the mobile NimBUS so they can reach location C, which is the steamer.

Sounds good to me Smiley


To gain some variety I'd like the first three locations to take place during daylight if it's fine with you.



Good idea!

Just brainstorming about what the other locations might be:

- musician (banjo, violin) on a sunken mississippi steamer 1900 (daytime or sunset)
- Janis Joplin 60s --> Hippie community (daytime)
- Buddy Holly flight crash somewhere 50s --> middle west countryside (daytime)
- Fats Waller 20s --> Chicago Jazz club (evening/night)
- Gram Parsons 70s (Redneck junkyard) --> have to park the car in front of a hydrant to get towed to the junkyard?
- Lucius 80s
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« Reply #18 on: August 05, 2011, 04:26:19 pm »

Well, technically, the Fats Waller episode has to be the first one, since it takes place in the motel *cough* - of course we could visit a run-down jazz club to maybe get something we still need (we are still following the system of: nestor + presonal item on earth + place of death + NimBus, right?). His hat maybe? The cloth he wiped his sweaty face with? Mila will be able to tell Eric where the jazz club is (she has visited it before) where his "relics" are kept in a kind of shrine; this will make for nice distraction and/or dialogue puzzles. It could also be a firs topportunity to play as Mila, because they won't let Eric enter the club without shoes, and he refuses to put some on.

                                                            B
So the non-linearity would look like this: A - | - D
                                                            C
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« Reply #19 on: August 08, 2011, 04:55:20 pm »

A few reference examples I googled in the meantime, for cat's location ideas:
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- musician (banjo, violin) on a sunken mississippi steamer 1900 (daytime or sunset)
A 1924 steamer:
http://www.laobserved.com/archive/2008/12/ss_catalina_rip.php
Late 19th century one, plus some other wrecked boats (cool site btw):
http://www.collectionscanada.gc.ca/sos/naufrages/002031-2150-e.html
A 1905 steamer:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/field_museum_library/3948087657/
Reina Mercedes, late XIXth century:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spanish_cruiser_Reina_Mercedes
A sunken steamer in a neat, very backgroundish position:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/39379959@N08/4627337214/
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- Buddy Holly flight crash somewhere 50s --> middle west countryside (daytime)
Two images from the crash site (modern times, but I don't think this area has changed much since then):
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:HollyMonument.jpg
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:GlassesSign.jpg
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- Janis Joplin 60s --> Hippie community (daytime)
Not much to google here, but this site has a cool hippie bus photo:
http://juliannefshsourcebook.blogspot.com/2009/12/20th-century-street-trends.html
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- Fats Waller 20s --> Chicago Jazz club (evening/night)
http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_CVIA3ybuYho/TALHZi_gqwI/AAAAAAAABOk/lhvpn89TjEI/s1600/ChicagoJazzAge.jpg
A modern picture, but quite inspiring:
http://www.discoveredartists.com/artwork/view/19991/Andy%27s+Jazz+Chicago
Priceless lore:
http://www.lib.uchicago.edu/e/su/cja/jazzmaps/maphome.htm
http://www.jazzfm.com/2009/06/the-history-of-jazz/
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- Gram Parsons 70s (Redneck junkyard) --> have to park the car in front of a hydrant to get towed to the junkyard?
Not sure what that's exactly about, but here are some of the more fascinating countryside junkyards:
http://mcclanetirade.com/p/tumor-cycle.html
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