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Re: Dark Fall Release : Strange request to Boomers! #115197
08/06/03 10:57 PM
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Just got my copy from Amazon today. EB kept changing release dates, Babbages had it then didn't have it. Bestbuy never heard of it. Comp USA is always 1 - 2 weeks behind everybody. Just ran the intro to see what it looks like. The sound really impresses me already. Going to play a little then come back with feedback.


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Re: Dark Fall Release : Strange request to Boomers! #115198
08/15/03 03:09 AM
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Netherlands: One brick-and-mortar shop and two online stores (the only ones I checked) sell Dark Fall for 30-35 euro. That's even more in dollars. frown


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Re: Dark Fall Release : Strange request to Boomers! #115200
08/15/03 08:29 PM
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Good luck with the game Jonathan! I hope you make millions! I will miss the personal service you gave when I bought the game directly from you, but I'll buy Dark Fall II anyway. I can't wait.

Re: Dark Fall Release : Strange request to Boomers! #115201
08/16/03 01:36 PM
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Great Job Pandora, thumbsup
glad someone was able to get a picture for Jonathan,
I loved the game and remember playing straight through! Glad I bought it before it went to company or may still be waiting,
now for II, read the strand posted, I can't wait, but will have too. frown
Ingie laugh


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Re: Dark Fall Release : Strange request to Boomers! #115202
08/16/03 05:47 PM
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I called around to the Best Buy stores and they don't have it. The guy I talked to did know about it, however. They don't know if they will be getting it or not. I've noticed that Adventure Company games tend to arrive at the Best Buy stores (in Indiana, at least) at a slower rate than they arrive at stores like Target and Walmart (department stores). I would take it with a healthy dose of "oh well," because they don't have Nancy Drew: The Haunted Carousel yet, either, and it's very well known. When I get to Target, etc. next I will check for Dark Fall. Now that I've seen Pandora's images of the inside of the box (which is delicious), I'm not sure I can keep myself from buying the game again!! If the U.S. version of the actual game is very close to the original, my Midwestern practicality will probably win out. If there were a couple of significantly different puzzles in the U.S. version, I probably would buy it again, though!!


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Re: Dark Fall Release : Strange request to Boomers! #115203
08/16/03 07:07 PM
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Quote:
Now that I've seen Pandora's images of the inside of the box (which is delicious), I'm not sure I can keep myself from buying the game again!!
Who do I call for my cut? lol


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Re: Dark Fall Release : Strange request to Boomers! #115204
08/17/03 05:16 AM
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Pandora's Box.

Thanks for that!

Jonathan

P.s. Is the box textured? It looks slightly embossed in the photos.


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Re: Dark Fall Release : Strange request to Boomers! #115205
08/17/03 08:24 AM
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You haven't seen the actual real-life box? Okay, a description follows:

The silver shell-patterned triangles in the corners of the front of the box have a faint texture to them. There is a darker border on the bottom of each triangle that is more textured. The black Dark Fall letters on the front of the box are raised, as are the black letters on the spines and the top of the box. On the back of the box are screenshots of the station exterior with the hotel in the background, the attic where there is a candle, and two significant underground locations, (the one with the pillars and the one with the tablets).

You open up the box cover and see more silver shell triangles (these are not textured). Inside the shell-patterned triangles is a view of the attic. It looks a bit different from what I remember in the game. You see old chairs, a suitcase, a historical portrait in a frame, some crates and that burner device that stumped me so badly. The picture is distorted on the right by a swirling ghost-like image.

I've never noticed texture on gameboxes before. Now I'm going to go and run my fingers all over my entire collection....

Re: Dark Fall Release : Strange request to Boomers! #115206
08/17/03 08:54 AM
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If anyone in the UK wants this version, there's one on eBay - if I'm not mistaken, I don't think the TAC version is available in the UK.

Anyway:

Dark Fall Release : Strange request to Boomers!

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Re: Dark Fall Release : Strange request to Boomers! #115207
08/17/03 03:41 PM
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All the best for the next game, Jonathan. A quick question, though, if you happen to read this: where in the UK can one get a copy of the game? I suppose the contract with The Adventure Company rules out a final "personally-pressed" copy? Here's hoping against hope...

Re: Dark Fall Release : Strange request to Boomers! #115208
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I was wondering the same thing about Dark Fall 2 - do the Adventure Company publish in the UK or anywhere in Europe? If not, where do we get the game from? Will it be published over here by someone else?


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Re: Dark Fall Release : Strange request to Boomers! #115209
08/20/03 08:15 AM
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I finally have my copies! Hurrah!

Nice packaging, and inlay notes. I am more than pleased. It looks great.

Jonathan


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Re: Dark Fall Release : Strange request to Boomers! #115210
08/21/03 09:51 AM
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That has to be a really satisfying feeling, to hold the game in your hands. Congratulations.
Happy gaming,
Beth p.s. You can go back to work now! LOL!


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Re: Dark Fall Release : Strange request to Boomers! #115211
10/13/03 03:10 PM
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Hi Jonathan, I posted a few messages on Gameboomers a long time ago, but have forgotten my login name. Just wanted to let you know how well Dark Fall sold at a certain store in my area of the US. I like to shop for stuff at Fry's Electronics. It's a consumer electronics chain in the western US. Each of the outlets is a HUGE store. The store in my area has a great game section, PC and console. Well, on one of my many trips to Fry's, I saw Dark Fall on the shelf. I thought I would keep a tally of how well Dark Fall sold. Here's the numbers:


August 31 -- There were 20 copies on the shelf. I took 1, leaving 19 copies.

September 7 -- 14 copies on the shelf.

September 21 -- 8 copies.

September 28 -- 5 copies.

October 4 -- 2 copies.

October 12 -- 0 copies on shelf! sold out!


Awesome! It took a little over a month for 20 games to sell! And there could have been more than 20 before August 31, I just happened to see the game on the shelf that day. I also buy games from another department store chain called Fred Meyers, an "everything" store. So far, I have not seen Dark Fall at Fred Meyers. It's so incredibly awesome that you got your game published. I know I'd be in orbit for *months* if a game I made was published. Well, I thought ya might be interested to know this! Awaiting Dark Fall 2!

Re: Dark Fall Release : Strange request to Boomers! #115212
10/13/03 04:08 PM
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Jonathan,

can you be a sweetie and update us on the status of Dark Fall 2 release in the UK?? I think quite a few of us would like to know just Where we will be able to get it from smile Nothing will be as good as the original DF 'which way is up???' discs though!! thumbsup

Hugs

Tig wave


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Re: Dark Fall Release : Strange request to Boomers! #115213
10/13/03 04:13 PM
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I saw a large box version in our local Costco
yesterday.





Re: Dark Fall Release : Strange request to Boomers! #115214
10/13/03 04:43 PM
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Quote:
Originally posted by tigger:
Jonathan,

can you be a sweetie and update us on the status of Dark Fall 2 release in the UK?? I think quite a few of us would like to know just Where we will be able to get it from smile Nothing will be as good as the original DF 'which way is up???' discs though!! thumbsup

Hugs

Tig wave
Tig,

I have just been checking the same tonite. The online store of 'Game' has a release date for its stores as mid-November (13th If I remember correctly).

All the best,

Gelert.

Re: Dark Fall Release : Strange request to Boomers! #115215
10/13/03 04:54 PM
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Great minds think alike.. I have been too busy to check the website.. one of my DOH moments!!

Thanks for the note Gelert smile Now you aren't anywhere near Newport are you?? Hubby has to go there often on business and I'm sure I could hitch a ride smile

Tig wave


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Re: Dark Fall Release : Strange request to Boomers! #115216
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Wo wo wo - a large box version? I have a small box - you're telling me there's a BIG BIG box version out there, like boxes used to be?


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Re: Dark Fall Release : Strange request to Boomers! #115217
10/14/03 05:53 AM
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I was surprised, too. I had only seen the small box at Electronique Boutique. There was a stack of Dreamcatcher games at Costco, I saw both Dark Fall and Omega Stone in the larger boxes, each at $24.99 CDN.





Re: Dark Fall Release : Strange request to Boomers! #115218
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this is a great game..........BUT I have got as far as the cellar (after three attempts) and cannot, simply cannot move the darm corrugated sheeting, help?

Re: Dark Fall Release : Strange request to Boomers! #115219
10/15/03 09:09 PM
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minstrum...........

Have you done all there is to do in the computer upstairs? I believe you have to do one special sequence in the computer before you can do that. I'd be more specific but I'd have to dig through a lot of notes and don't have time right now. Sorry! laugh


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Re: Dark Fall Release : Strange request to Boomers! #115220
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Here it is on the shelf at Best Buys! You are a celebrity Jonathan. Remember me when you are rich.



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Re: Dark Fall Release : Strange request to Boomers! #115221
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thank you, billybob - well, here we go for the fourth time (Jonathan: are you watching?)

Re: Dark Fall Release : Strange request to Boomers! #115222
10/15/03 10:35 PM
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I saw a whole bunch in Costco Hawaii, with a big box and a smaller price tag to boot.


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