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Sunday, November 27, 2011

Themagical Projects & Monthly Links!

Hey Everybody!

I trust you all had a nice weekend and those in the 'States' had a great Thanksgiving Holiday break/celebration!

I thought I would make a post about our projects that we've been working hard and as well keep you guys posted on what's going on "Behind the Scenes".

In this blog post, I'll be discussing the projects and their current state of development phases. This isn't final and may or may not change before the final release on Themagical/ websites.

First! Before we do, here's the "LATE" post on 'Novembers Monthly Links'!

Monthly Links: November







Themagical Behind the Scenes: Themagical Projects to date!

Soarin: (Internal Build: 2011.11.11/001) This build has been shown a Live Preview
on a recent blog post. New features are being coded and a possible beta release is approaching soon! **Note: Due to high request, this build may or may not be release due to the progress of how the simulation has been so far.

Millionaire Play It: Trivia Version 2 (Beta Version: 041411/001.v2_triv) This simulation hasn't been updated since its public release due to the popular request of the "Steel Force Simulation" due date release and bug fixes. This will be updated and tied in with the current simulation of 'Millionaire Play It' as bug fixes with that simulation will bring the string code from version 1.o.8 to 2.0.

Steel Force Simulation: (Beta 2 2011.11.10/002) By now, mostly all our 'Beta Testers' should have the latest build that was released 'Beta 2'. A new internal build has been released and will be pushed to our beta testers soon after all bugs have been fixed. Still presently bugs in the queue lines, visitor engine 2.1, and maintenance engineer bug glitch...etc...

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Special Message: Happy Thanksgiving

Hey Everyone!

We are celebrating today here in the "States" have the national holiday of Thanksgiving!

Ah...the second best time of the year to come together with family and friends over a delicious hot juicy turkey and all the fixings. I know this is my favorite time of holiday to enjoy delicious food and fellowship.

Even getting together for a meal is wonderful to enjoy and celebrate as one. Where ever you are at right now, think of things that you are thankful for this year. It's great to reflect on these things and as well to find ways to help others in need. Maybe even volunteering at a local soup kitchen to feed the homeless this holiday season and many other ways to help families who are in need of help to provide a hot meal this holiday and as well daily life.

As the following day after thanksgiving, is a season where everybody goes shopping like a mad crazy person. This is known where stores around the nation sells items for real less prices and as well make great deals for certain hours of the day! This is called "Black Friday".

Black Friday is a term where the day after thanksgiving, people will go to the stores very early early in the morning around 1am or so to buy items that are hot ticket items. Local stores like Best Buy, Walmart, Sears, etc... will sell certain products the night of black Friday, people who stand for hours before the store close, just to be the first one to get hands on a hot selling product. People usually shop for Christmas deals already and finding prices that they can afford since we are all still in the economy is weak. So hopefully, more revenue will help stores and as well the people who work there make a decent pay check this season.

For all of those who are visiting us here and as well who are members from the "States", the staff of 'Themagical' team wishes you and your families to have a safe and enjoyable thanksgiving day!

Until then!


Sunday, November 13, 2011

Soarin's First Preview

Hey There Everybody!

We've have exciting news to tell you! Soarin (Themagical's FIRST #HTML5 & FIRST OF IT'S KIND ON THE WEB EXPERIENCE!) Simulation will be making its first preview! We'll be showing down below the first EVER release of the progress of the simulation that Josh Stauffer has been working tireless on since his joining of our team.

Now, just keep in mind that this is only a "PREVIEW" and not an public release where you'll be playing online quite yet. We will be announcing soon on how you'll be able to play it! We are excited and I know you'll love it! It's a game changer!

::Here's the FIRST view of Themagical's FIRST HTML5 simulation & FIRST EVER Web experience of it's kind::

(*Click on the image to see it up-close.)

::Soarin HTML5 First Preview::

- Ride Layout: This ride layout is based off the Walt Disney World attraction blue print. From our research, we tried to match the best way to portray the ride layout as if it would be at the parks. We are please how it turned out by making this the closest thing to the real thing.

- HTML5 Simulation: No Flash Player Needed: Since this is the FIRST of it's kind on the web experience, you'll won't be needing the Adobe Flash Player to play this kind of simulation. All you need is a web browser that is able to run HTML5 websites. We recommend using Chrome & Firefox (higher versions) to have the best possible simulation experience! We are working IE9 to be enabled so those using IE9 will be able to play. As the new web standard HTML5 is already game changer, but having this kind of simulation is and WILL be the first of it's kind on the web! Now that's taking the beauty of the web a whole new level!

- Simulation Experience: Since you are used of playing Themagical's simulations you are used how the gaming experience is. Well, with the new engine of HTML5 you'll notice a better gaming performance on your computer and as well its takes is own character feel of the new coding experience. Though its a simulation, we try to keep the same as the other simulations we have so that you'll have a nice transition from simulation to simulation. Not only its the new web standard but we are working hard where you'll be able to play this on your smartphone devices WITHOUT the need of Adobe Flash Player since not all smartphone devices are able to play Flash.

- Gaming Controls: You are already aware how the set up of the gaming controls of our simulations to control them. This version is in the same format as the others, so you won't be confused on how to use the simulation. There's a nice button called "Labels" so if you are lost on how to control it or maybe your first time playing the simulation, you'll have an nice help to get you started on your game.

- Scoring System: This scoring system is just as the other scoring systems that we have in our simulations. Since this is new coding experience, we are working to add to Themagical's website so you can use your account to sign in and to post/save your high score. This as well has other features that will make your game challenging that will make you play for that high score! Though it's not showing in this screenshot, its working internally in the coding. We will be adding and changing the system to keep the gaming experience a new upgrades.

- Special Effects: From animations, sounds and alerts will be the same as you are used to in our other simulations. You may slightly notice the smoothness of the animations and as well a more snappier performance when playing this simulation. You won't have to worry of playing too many animations features at the same time to have a low game slow feel. It will be faster than our Flash games so you can know with confidence you'll have a more fun experience.

- Attraction Status: From Alerts to Major Problematic Issues, this will be the hub of information to keep aware of the health of the ride attraction. From time to time, you'll have to keep an eye to make sure the ride doesn't have down time and as well you'll have to fix it when it needs to be fixed. The more time you waste not getting the ride fixed, it will cause your high score to lower and its timed also. Another way to get your ride up so you won't have your guests to wait for a down ride. And who doesn't like to wait long for a down ride or closed ride?

*Here's Josh in his own words from the creation of this simulation and how he brought a high popular ride to the online world:

"As the first HTML5 simulation, there was a steep learning curve to find the best ways to make the sim work. The end result should be something that will run great on whatever device you may be using." - Josh Stauffer

::Closing Thoughts::

Thank you for your patience and most of all importance your support to us! We appreciate you taking your time reading our posts and as well showing your support to this community website!

We'll be soon later announcing more details on this release! We are excited as much as we are from bringing this favorite attraction to life to Themagical!

Have a magical day!



Saturday, November 12, 2011

SF Update 2011.11.10/002

Hey There Everybody!

Hope you are all having a great month in November so far! As the weather turns chilly and crisp cold air is in the forecast. Since the seasons are in full force in retails and as well great holiday deals, I thought it was a great time to share a nice treat with you!

Let's continue this posting as many of you are wondering what's going on with the 'Steel Force Simulation'.

::Steel Force Simulation Update: Beta 2 2011.11.10/002::

From the last update, we released an internal build of the 'Steel Force Simulation' for our beta testers.

We received great amount of feedback from bugs that was spotted during testing and from those we fixed and corrected them in the upcoming new build!

Progress of bugs have been troublesome since the new coding takes a bit longer to learn and find out where the bug is happening during game play.

We thank you for your emails (and Tweet @replies)of your concern of how the progress have been going at testing for the 'Steel Force Simulation'.

::Here's some of the specs that has been introduced in this 'internal build' from the image above that you see::


- Release 3 Steel Force Simulation beta builds to the test panel. Included major code changes and fixed a range of bugs, including 2 which took me 2 months to find. Also added the scoring option, so adding points for loading / adding visitors / fixing computer bugs etc :)

- *New Intro Screen to the game! (Beta:*Not Final Art Release)

::Closing Thoughts::

Thank you for your patience and most of all importance your support to us! We appreciate you taking your time reading our posts and as well showing your support to this community website!

Have a great rest of your weekend!



Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Monthly Links, Cosmic Reid Ending

Hey Everybody!

As the month of October has now officially ended, here's your monthly links for the month of 'October'!







Cosmic Reid All-Request Cafe | Starlight Cafe has officially ended!

Our friend Chris Reid and friend partner has closed up shop of his radio show that's was heard on every Monday afternoon at 1pm ET.

Due to his new job commitments and as well new projects of being part of the launching of "Magic 24. 7" California's Disney Radio Station, it has made him have lack of time to continue his daily shows each Monday to continue going. Every show was based on his free time out of his busy schedule.

I know for myself and speaking of behalf of Martijn, having a full time job, raising a family, health issues and other personal activities has caused us to have too lack of free time.

Now you're asking, Q.) "Wait....I thought you guys support Chris?! Are you still going to on the new station and his projects?" A.) Yes we are! and Magic 24.7 is our Official radio stations that we support and as well the radio that we listen as when the team discuss on projects, working on projects and as well talk in general. This is where we get inspiration from listening to Disney Theme Park music to help us get our creative juices flowing.

We are SO THANKFUL for the new friendships that we've made thanks to Mike from Radio Station for introducing us to Chris and as well for us to create a new bond friendship with Chris on his shows and projects. We are so happy to be part of his team and as well a great friend to him.

We thank the community from us and his community of the support to Chris and to our website. Thanks to you guys help a fellow Disney Family member of the great community and as well a great friend who needs our support. We thank you for your continuous support!

Here's Chris Personal Letter from his website (unless the site is offline for good):

(*Click on the image to see in large view.)

Please support our friend and partner on his new adventure dream at Magic 24. 7,