Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Soarin is HERE!


Hey Friends!

Themagical team is happy to announce 'Soarin' simulation is now HERE!

3 1/2 years in the making with Josh Stauffer who tirelessly work hard on this new format 'FIRST OF IT'S KIND' experience online with HTLM5 coding.

Enjoy it now here!


Merry Christmas!

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Releasing in 2015...!

http://www.themagical.nl/development/grizzly-river-run

More details COMING SOON!! 

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This post will be updated once I have my current pc up and running. I'm using this on my mobile device.

Until Then,

Reighard

Monday, October 20, 2014

Soarin Beta 2 Update




















© Disney | © Themagical.nl  (*Image above 'Beta 2' Update)

Hey Everybody!

It's been a long time since I've posted anything here.  It's been very busy weeks for me where I couldn't even get on the PC.

:: Soarin Beta 2 ::

As you can see above image we've entered the 'Beta 2' phase in our development stages.  Our beta testers got the latest update on this new simulation build.

There's been a few things updated in this version too! 

Here's a list of what's new in Beta 2:
-Help manual added
-Rating/score added
-Various statistical displays added
-New and updated sound effects
-Notification messages and sound
-Tweaked peep flow to fill up the attraction quicker when starting the sim
-Various bug fixes
Here's what left:
-Mobile UI

Doesn't seem much as for the user interface (UI for short), but overall the game performance has been tweaked just a bit.

We are hoping the testing for this new phase will keep us closer to the general public release!

Don't forget to use #SoarinSim to see the latest updates and conversations on our social feeds on Facebook and Twitter!

Until Then!


Reighard

Monday, September 1, 2014

Happy Labor Day!


Hey Friends!

I hope you are enjoying your last visits to amusement parks, cook outs, special vacation spots as summer is coming to a close.

School's will be starting up soon (or already have since August 25,2014) as fall is right a round the corner.

Today September 1, 2014  the United States is celebrating a national holiday called "Labor Day". 

What is Labor Day you asked?  

1) Labor Day, the first Monday in September, is a creation of the labor movement and is dedicated to the social and economic achievements of American workers. It constitutes a yearly national tribute to the contributions workers have made to the strength, prosperity, and well-being of our country.

Through the years the nation gave increasing emphasis to Labor Day. The first governmental recognition came through municipal ordinances passed during 1885 and 1886. From these, a movement developed to secure state legislation. The first state bill was introduced into the New York legislature, but the first to become law was passed by Oregon on February 21, 1887. During the year four more states — Colorado, Massachusetts, New Jersey, and New York — created the Labor Day holiday by legislative enactment. By the end of the decade Connecticut, Nebraska, and Pennsylvania had followed suit. By 1894, 23 other states had adopted the holiday in honor of workers, and on June 28 of that year, Congress passed an act making the first Monday in September of each year a legal holiday in the District of Columbia and the territories.

1) Source: http://www.dol.gov/laborday/history.htm

We hope all our friends who work hard in the United States have a safe and fun Labor Day Holiday!  Thank you for all your hard work!

Until Then,


Reighard

Friday, August 8, 2014

Themagical News: Soarin Updates, Forums are back, and more!



Hey Friends!

I hope you are all enjoying your summer vacation / break! I know many of you are enjoying the summer time by playing outside games, going to the beaches, going to amusement parks (my favorite time of the summer) and eating great outdoor grill food (YUM!) !

:: Recap: Blog Update ::

Yes, I know many of you are wondering "what's going on the blog, I haven't seen anything new to read. Is everything OK?"

No need to worry friends, I'm still here.  It's been really busy with my job in my personal life and as well doing other personal matters that has been taking my free time away from the internet.

With that in mind, I have been overseeing the progress beta testing from the testers over month or so since the 'beta-ready' of Soarin.  By which has been keeping me a bit busy responding to the emails and reporting them to Josh who help create the simulation.






:: Forums are BACK! ::

That's right, since the closure in 2011 the Themagical staff thought really hard about this decision of returning the forum feature.

From a user of the forum had caused disruption on the site, made us remove it due to the person didn't cooperate of using the feature on our website. 

Now, rules of the forums will be FULL Force and monitored by the staff and waiting for approval of your posting.  If we feel your posting isn't up to the standards of the rules of the forum, your post will not be posted and result warning will follow if not corrected.

You can read all our rules by clicking here or click on the the tab that reads 'forum rules'. 





:: Soarin Updates ::

Things are coming along nicely as for reports from our testers.  Josh has been working very hard on the bugs and has already made the new changes from their reports.

If all goes well, we make see it coming closer for a general release!  Be sure to follow their progress on our social media accounts on Twitter & Facebook via hashtag: #SoarinSim

Also you can read up on their discussions over at our forum page section! Click here to read more about it!

:: Closing Thoughts ::

Seems like I just made a post no that long ago and now I have to sign off for this posting.

Thank you to all our readers and community for reading up on what's new and happening over at Themagical.

We will be revealing something real soon but we won't reveal too much about it quite it!  This is something in the works for awhile. So Stay Tuned!

Until Then,

Reighard

Friday, July 4, 2014

All Disney Films, One Starry Universe



Hey Friends,

I want to write a special article on an artist who I thought is worth sharing with you all!

UK artist has created a large print combining stars/night skies from every Disney and Pixar animated feature-length films (even including Disney's Frozen).


© Marianne H   |   © Disney

Marianne is an inspired artist who's dream of working for the Disney Company.  Even though her first attempt didn't work out when she tried to work for the company, she thought another way of using her creative abilities to prove that she has a chance to work for them.

Then an idea spark, 'when wishing on a star, your dreams will come true' what if she used all the Disney animated films that display stars in the movie and made it into a huge canvas of all of them.

Thus the journey started.  




Gallery: Click here to view the starry universe!  (*In High Definition) 

The video that she posted, showed the progress of this journey and as well behind the scenes look of how she captured the stars from all the Disney animated/CGI movies.

Video:  Click here to watch it!

Officially Summer, Happy 4th Of July, Soarin Update




Hey There Friends!

It's been awhile since there's been new postings, thank you for your patience for waiting for new content.

::Happy 4th of July::

For those outside the country readers, Independence Day (July 4th) honors the birthday of the United States of America and the adoption of the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776. It's a day of picnics and patriotic parades, a night of concerts and fireworks, and a reason to fly the American flag.

Not only that but its the History where here in America we bare the freedom of independence as the founder fathers of our great nation wrote down so that all of those living in past, present and future can enjoy this.













::Summer is HERE!::

So since schools are now out of sessions and most of you guys and gals are now enjoying your summer break before going back to school in August/September months.

I'm just as excited and anxious to start the summer time to enjoy the beaches, camping, amusement parks, plus so much more! What are you excited about the summer time? Do you like the summer or prefer another season?

::Beta Testing: Soarin Update:: 

As you may already know that Soarin our newest upcoming simulation is under testing with our beta testers.  We've been getting our bug reports from the testers and happy to hear they are enjoying their experience.

Though, they ran into some issues along the way but that's why we are having them testing it to make sure it will be ready for all to play!

Now, those who been emailing at sdt@themagical.nl previously signed up along time ago didn't get the email about the testing launch.

Those who signed up either gave an email address that doesn't work, the email went into the spam folder, or didn't fulfill the mandatory requirement of being active on our website/social media sites.

I'm currently adding those who didn't get their email from me due to the things I've mentioned above.  Please make sure if you did sign up and didn't get the email from sdt@themagical.nl , re-send an email it again to the address stating you didn't get it. 

To follow on their experience, they will be using the hashtag #SoarinSim in social media outlets like Facebook, Twitter, Google+, etc...  

You can take a sneak peek at the page here:
 http://www.themagical.nl/simulations/soarin 


::Closing Thoughts::

Hope you have a safe summer! Be safe and be sure to wear a lot SPF (Sun Protection Factor) while in the hot summer sun.

Until Then,

Reighard


Thursday, June 26, 2014

Beta Testers...Soarin is ready for testing!


(*Click the image above to see it larger.)

Today on June 26, 2014 Themagical team is happy to announced to the beta testers that Soarin Simulation is now ready for testing!

We've gotten the 'all-clear' from Josh for beta testing as the staff made sure it was beta testing quality.

From this stage, the beta testers will be testing on their devices to make sure Soarin simulation works smoothly as it would be running on a computer.

Also it they will be required to send their feedback on the simulation experience and any bug issues or glitches that they may run into.

Once we receive their feedback and bug reports, we'll run through more additional tests to make sure all bugs are taken care of.  The more people testing, helps us to find more bugs to make a bug free simulation experience on all platforms.

To follow on their experience, they will be using the hashtag #SoarinSim in social media outlets like Facebook, Twitter, Google+, etc...  

Finally, we feel once all the testing is concluded and confirm it has met all simulation quality standards we'll release Soarin to the general public.

We are excited for this and we can't wait to release Soarin for all to enjoy real soon!

Until Then,

Reighard

Friday, May 23, 2014

Beta Testers....GET READY TO SOAR!



© Disney  |    © Themagical.nl

Hey There Friends!

As today marks 3 1/2 years in current development of the 'upcoming simulation' for Themagical.nl

It's been a long progress of building and coding this simulation from the 'blue sky phase > research, concept design, development internal testing ...' .

We are still at 'internal testing' due to the previous status from our simulation developer Josh Stauffer who's been very busy working on this project. 

Quick recap to Josh's post in May 20, 2014: 

  "Just sent Randy Reighard and Martijn Leseman an updated version of Soarin' to check out. If all goes well, I smell some beta testing around the corner." - Josh Stauffer May 20, 2014 via Themagical's Facebook Group Page.

As we prepare for the upcoming simulation, we've made the page 'LIVE' so you can get ready to play once we announce the launch. 

Just to remind you that we've haven't released a 'beta version' for our 'beta testers' quite yet.  We have to enter that phase before we feel its ready for the public.

Here's our "Soarin Flight Status Chart" (updated):



(*Click the image above to see it larger.)


We appreciate your support and patience as we are eager to release this new simulation.  Make sure you keep your eyes peeled at our social feeds, this blog, and Facebook pages / Group Page for the latest updates!

You can take a sneak peek at the page here: http://www.themagical.nl/simulations/soarin 





Until Then, 


Reighard 


Thursday, February 20, 2014

Mystery Sim Update and Beta Testing Update


Hello Friends,

First of all, I want to say 'sorry' for the long hiatus on writing on here.  There's some updates I need to share with all of you!

::Personal Milestones::

Well, I've been going through some personal exciting milestones in my life that I'm been busy where I haven't been able to write on here.  I want to thank those who keep on reading here and visiting the blog, it really means a lot for me and the team at Themagical.

It's been stressful, fun, exciting, nerve racking, celebrating, joyous, and nervous all into one sitting.  I have a great support from among my friends and family along this new phase in my life.  From this, it kept me from writing new information on here.  

I'm sorry.

::Mystery Simulation Update:: (Status: 'On-Schedule')

For those on our social media outlets (Twitter and Facebook pages), you've may seen us 'teasing' a hashtag  " #TMNewSim ". 

At first, the project was coming along nicely from importing the coding from the 'Steel Force Simulation' simulation to make the foundation for the game.

The following month, a website revealed the same simulation we've been working on for the 'mystery sim'.  We were disappointed from the news since we didn't reveal to anyone what we were working on.

So with that, we had to scrap what we were working on and had to start all over again by scratch.  Sadly, we had to put it into our 'vault' of discontinued simulations projects.

BUT! With great news to announce we are 'back on schedule' with a new one in place of the old '#TMNewSim'.  The possible launch date is still shooting for by the end of Q1 (First quarter).  **If you don't know what Q1 or 'first quarter', you can read up on my previous post about it, click here.

::Beta Testing: Spots Still Available::

Still waiting to test Soarin and other upcoming 'future' simulations? You can still join our 'beta testing group'. 

Send an email to sdt@themagical.nl and you'll get an email notification about joining the group.

Be sure mention how you heard about this in the email. 

::Closing Thoughts::

As this month is closing by fast, spring is just around the corner.  We are hoping to release Soarin and our 'mystery simulation' later this year.  

I know the team is trying to push out new content on the website, we appreciate your support and patience.  In the end, waiting was worth it. 

Until Next Time,


Reighard


Sunday, January 12, 2014

Magical Wishes Contest Over, Soarin Update Chart

Hey Friends!

As you've already now know that the 'Magical Wishes' promotion has concluded. Thank you to those who's entered into the contest.

Those who've entered the contest will be getting an email from me on who won the contest and their prize they wanted to win. Congratulations to those who've won! 

:: Soarin Update: Flight Information Status ::

This 'flight information chart' shows the latest updates on the upcoming simulation for Themagical 

As our theme is flying and soarin on glider planes, I thought it would appropriate on creating a 'flight status chart' as you see in airports.  It's only conceptual design ONLY and will not be reflected in the final version of Soarin. 



© Disney   © Themagical
( ** Click on image to view larger. )