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GATORLAW AND SHERLOCK HOLMES: The Silver Earring

Posted By: MaG

GATORLAW AND SHERLOCK HOLMES: The Silver Earring - 05/20/04 04:27 PM

Now it can be said - another in the string of accomplishments of GameBoomers' gatorlaw - Laura MacDonald:

Laura-gatorlaw has worked with Sergei, Project Coordinator of Frogwares in drafting the English version script of the trailer and game itself - Adventures of Sherlock Holmes: The Silver Earring.

Is there anything Laura can't do or not do well?
We'll wait with anticipation to hear Laura's words said by Sherlock, Watson and other game characters.

Just to make us more impatient - here's some
Sherlock Holmes: The Silver Earring new screenshots.

Posted By: JohnBoy

Re: GATORLAW AND SHERLOCK HOLMES: The Silver Earring - 05/20/04 04:39 PM

Congratulations Laura. We are so proud of you! Love ya, JB
Posted By: looney4labs

Re: GATORLAW AND SHERLOCK HOLMES: The Silver Earring - 05/20/04 04:43 PM

Congratulations bravo

You make us all proud thumbsup
Posted By: Jenny

Re: GATORLAW AND SHERLOCK HOLMES: The Silver Earring - 05/20/04 04:56 PM

Ooooooh, how GREAT!!!

Talented gal, our Laura... thumbsup
Posted By: LadyKestrel

Re: GATORLAW AND SHERLOCK HOLMES: The Silver Earring - 05/20/04 05:03 PM

How wonderful, Laura! Congratulations! bravo
Posted By: Linds

Re: GATORLAW AND SHERLOCK HOLMES: The Silver Earring - 05/20/04 05:04 PM

Congratulations Laura!!!!!!!!
Susan

bravo thumbsup
Posted By: metamorphium

Re: GATORLAW AND SHERLOCK HOLMES: The Silver Earring - 05/20/04 05:14 PM

Laura, I can imagine how hard work this must have been.

bravo
Posted By: tigger

Re: GATORLAW AND SHERLOCK HOLMES: The Silver Earring - 05/20/04 05:15 PM

bravo

Laura, you are amazing!! Congratulations on a fantastic achievement


Hugs

Tig wave
Posted By: Mad

Re: GATORLAW AND SHERLOCK HOLMES: The Silver Earring - 05/20/04 05:15 PM

Hi smile

Phew !! Is there any end to this gal's talents ??

bravo bravo

Congrats. Laura !! laugh laugh

Cheers.

Mad wave
Posted By: Arwen

Re: GATORLAW AND SHERLOCK HOLMES: The Silver Earring - 05/20/04 05:29 PM

Laura, you are so talented! bravo Congratulations.

thumbsup
Posted By: MDAMLADY

Re: GATORLAW AND SHERLOCK HOLMES: The Silver Earring - 05/20/04 05:30 PM

Where does that girl find the time?

happydance
Posted By: BrownEyedTigre

Re: GATORLAW AND SHERLOCK HOLMES: The Silver Earring - 05/20/04 05:49 PM

Wow! So many talented people in the GB Community. That's wonderful Laura, looking forward to the game coming out so we can play!
Posted By: Jenny100

Re: GATORLAW AND SHERLOCK HOLMES: The Silver Earring - 05/20/04 06:06 PM

I'm glad to hear this. The strange comments like "It's... obvious" in Mystery of the Mummy didn't exactly help the game. And Laura is a good writer.

The new screenshots look good too.
Posted By: DocPaul

Re: GATORLAW AND SHERLOCK HOLMES: The Silver Earring - 05/20/04 06:12 PM

Laura,

You do us Atlanta folk proud!

Paul
Posted By: gatorlaw

Re: GATORLAW AND SHERLOCK HOLMES: The Silver Earring - 05/20/04 06:15 PM

Thanks every one. I was busiest with all this in Late September through January, so there were some really late nights - BUT it was wonderful.

I can't think of two better people to work with than Sergei and Wael Amr at Frogwares. :kiss:

Sergei and I spent some great times flipping back and forth scripts, one liner dialogues *lots and lots of one liners, 213 to be specific eek * in game written materials, cut scenes - all that great stuff.

Wait til you see this game - the cut scenes are so involved, amazing story - well of course I am somewhat biased and we will have others review these materials for GB.

But, I have been eager to say how honored I am to be associated with this wonderful game. smile
Posted By: infernoj13usa

Re: GATORLAW AND SHERLOCK HOLMES: The Silver Earring - 05/20/04 07:11 PM

How absolutely marvelous. I've admired Laura's writing for a long time and have always wished to see her do something like this. Thankyou Laura... You've made my day.... my week... my year.

Many successes and much happiness.

Brava! bravo Chica, Bravissima! bravo

Inferno bravo
Posted By: Becky

Re: GATORLAW AND SHERLOCK HOLMES: The Silver Earring - 05/20/04 07:43 PM

It sounds like so much fun, Laura! happydance Now I REALLY can't wait for the game!
Posted By: metamorphium

Re: GATORLAW AND SHERLOCK HOLMES: The Silver Earring - 05/20/04 07:53 PM

213 one liners? That's awesome. Btw. what does
Sherlock say when something is *STUCK*? eek
Posted By: gatorlaw

Re: GATORLAW AND SHERLOCK HOLMES: The Silver Earring - 05/20/04 07:55 PM

Sherlock Holmes does not get "stuck"

...he merely momentarily fails to proceed. laugh
Posted By: metamorphium

Re: GATORLAW AND SHERLOCK HOLMES: The Silver Earring - 05/20/04 07:56 PM

Ah, that explains a lot. Thanks for enlighting me. <img border="0" alt="woozy" title="" src="graemlins/woozy.gif" />
Posted By: DoreenS

Re: GATORLAW AND SHERLOCK HOLMES: The Silver Earring - 05/20/04 08:01 PM

Sounds wonderful Laura. happydance Now I can't wait to get the game. laugh
Posted By: RydAStar

Re: GATORLAW AND SHERLOCK HOLMES: The Silver Earring - 05/20/04 09:40 PM

Way to go Laura! Congrats on your success and expanding reputation in the gaming world.

bravo bravo bravo

It's a treat to be a member of a board that has such talented fellow members so involved in the gaming world. Getting the inside scoop from you is always fun. laugh

Posted By: syd

Re: GATORLAW AND SHERLOCK HOLMES: The Silver Earring - 05/20/04 11:06 PM

:kiss: :kiss: thumbsup
Posted By: granny

Re: GATORLAW AND SHERLOCK HOLMES: The Silver Earring - 05/21/04 12:57 AM

Marvelous laugh Stupendous happydance Fantastic bravo Amazing wave

But then again, we can say this about just about everything you do :kiss:
Posted By: SnowMoon

Re: GATORLAW AND SHERLOCK HOLMES: The Silver Earring - 05/21/04 12:59 AM

Congrats Laura!!! bravo
Posted By: Anonymous

Re: GATORLAW AND SHERLOCK HOLMES: The Silver Earring - 05/21/04 01:43 AM

Good going Gatorlaw smile
I wonder if Sherlock will speak with a Georgia accent laugh
Posted By: Rae

Re: GATORLAW AND SHERLOCK HOLMES: The Silver Earring - 05/21/04 04:33 AM

bravo

It's getting so you can't turn a corner here at GB without running into a celebrity! laugh
Posted By: Jema

Re: GATORLAW AND SHERLOCK HOLMES: The Silver Earring - 05/21/04 04:56 AM

Congratulations, Laura. bravo

I wasn't even considering buying this one. Now I'll have to add it to my already bulging, ever expanding list of games wanted. lol

wave Jema
Posted By: Kickaha

Re: GATORLAW AND SHERLOCK HOLMES: The Silver Earring - 05/21/04 07:50 AM

Glad to see your name now firmly up there in lights Laura!

Good for you!
Posted By: gatorlaw

Re: GATORLAW AND SHERLOCK HOLMES: The Silver Earring - 05/21/04 08:03 AM

Thanks y'all and nope Sherlock has a decidedly "english" rather than Georgian accent. laugh

This place and those here are so wonderful *group hugs*
Posted By: MacDee

Re: GATORLAW AND SHERLOCK HOLMES: The Silver Earring - 05/21/04 02:03 PM

How did I miss this??? eek

Way to go Lauralee! bravo bravo bravo You are so talented!

xoxo~Dee :kiss:
Posted By: nickie

Re: GATORLAW AND SHERLOCK HOLMES: The Silver Earring - 05/21/04 02:49 PM

You aren't the only one, Dee! Great news, Laura! bravo
Posted By: Kim

Re: GATORLAW AND SHERLOCK HOLMES: The Silver Earring - 05/21/04 08:33 PM

Wow Laura,

...You Go Girl!!!... happydance
Posted By: KarenNJ

Re: GATORLAW AND SHERLOCK HOLMES: The Silver Earring - 05/22/04 01:03 AM

Congratulations Laura bravo
Posted By: mszv

Re: GATORLAW AND SHERLOCK HOLMES: The Silver Earring - 05/22/04 05:06 PM

Congratulations Laura! I know the dialogue will be fantastic and I'm looking forward to it very much!
Posted By: Salar of Myst

Re: GATORLAW AND SHERLOCK HOLMES: The Silver Earring - 05/22/04 08:13 PM

Wow! Popped out of my sewing room and saw the great news! Way to go, Laura! bravo thumbsup

Now I KNOW I am looking forward to this game laugh

Susan wave
Posted By: TheDerman

Re: GATORLAW AND SHERLOCK HOLMES: The Silver Earring - 05/22/04 09:02 PM

So what exactly did you do Laura?

You're like the writer? You helped translate for the English version? Does that mean you speak more than one language?

More details...
Posted By: gatorlaw

Re: GATORLAW AND SHERLOCK HOLMES: The Silver Earring - 05/22/04 10:07 PM

Quote:
So what exactly did you do Laura?
A ton of writing smile

I would get scripts of cutscenes, one liners or dialogues and there are uhmm a lot of characters more than 36. In game documents, letters and such.

I would look at the translation from French and at the original french too. I would re-word it so that it flowed with the intended plot, was consistant with Sherlockian victorian english - just rearrange the whole thing or rewrite it.. Then I would get with Sergei ( Sergei Geraschenko, The project Coordinator for Frogwares, Silver Earring) and go over the changes. So we would work on it. Line by line, passage by passage.

I had input on other things to do with the game. Well when you start doing one thing - you get involved. It is still ongoing - though we are getting close to nothing left to edit. I am working on some final documents, dialogue and materials now.

I will tell you that as I worked the scripting I twisted and turned with the plot the first read through. It is a very devilishly twisty tale. One of the best Sherlock stories I have read. One of the main reasons I got so quickly and deeply involved with this team and this game was because of the brilliance of the original story for this game. I think Holmes fans will be thrilled as will most adventure gamers. A great deal of care was taken to insure the game was consistant with the tone and structure of the books. I had tons of "sherlock Holmes phrases on papers all over my office and other notes to cross check.

I am also a "real fan" of this character and the related works. And have read my personal copy of the "Complete Sherlock Holmes" at least 6 times cover to cover, over time. So we were all fans working on this game.
Posted By: TheDerman

Re: GATORLAW AND SHERLOCK HOLMES: The Silver Earring - 05/22/04 10:16 PM

Wow - that really is good - well done! bravo thumbsup
Posted By: Melanie1

Re: GATORLAW AND SHERLOCK HOLMES: The Silver Earring - 05/22/04 10:29 PM

There are so many talented gameboomers!

I'm really looking forward to this game. smile

Melanie
Posted By: JMK

Re: GATORLAW AND SHERLOCK HOLMES: The Silver Earring - 05/22/04 10:30 PM

Laura, congratulations! happydance

Jean
Posted By: girlgeek

Re: GATORLAW AND SHERLOCK HOLMES: The Silver Earring - 05/22/04 11:19 PM

Wow, Laura! How super cool is THAT??!!
Posted By: SERge

Re: GATORLAW AND SHERLOCK HOLMES: The Silver Earring - 05/25/04 11:32 AM

Hey everybody!
I just wanted to mention that it was really great to be working with Laura on our game,
We really appreciate her help!!! And I agree, that Laura is very talented!
I hope that you will like this game!
Thanks to all of you for your support and encouragement.
Posted By: Anonymous

Re: GATORLAW AND SHERLOCK HOLMES: The Silver Earring - 05/26/04 01:23 AM

I'm sure I will like the game, I cant wait for it to come out. smile
Too bad you cant make a character in the game and name her Laura..now that would be cool laugh laugh
Posted By: KathyO

Re: GATORLAW AND SHERLOCK HOLMES: The Silver Earring - 05/27/04 10:24 PM

Dear Laura,
Congratulations! I have SO been wondering what you have been up to, since you mentioned that you were helping get a game over here (and Sherlock, to boot, my favorite at this time, I think). That's quite a bit of "helping", young lady.
I think you can say now that you have been intimately involved with Mr. Holmes, Laura. smile Hee!
P.S. Welcome, Sergei. It's always exciting for us when the people who make the games come to visit. We can't wait to see your newest game!!
Posted By: gatorlaw

Re: GATORLAW AND SHERLOCK HOLMES: The Silver Earring - 05/28/04 12:18 AM

I think I would worry if there was a character named Laura eek Could be a lot of trouble lol

Thanks Sergei for being such a perfect writing companion and for sharing cyber tea late late at night. And tell TheHood he is pretty cool guy too. wink

Thanks to all for being so wonderful. Mind you I will be on the other side of things waiting for reviews of this game. *faint*

Thanks KathyO - Well..I always call it helping but helping covers a lot of ground laugh

I do think that the way this story winds it way will surprise many if not most. I was reading through scripts and thought I knew what was what several times and boy was I wrong!

More surprises in store as we will soon have:
  • news about a US publisher *cough* ,
  • a special developers cafe
  • and a surprise guest reviewer for the publishers demo.


You will never guess who is writng it - but it will be great laugh
Posted By: TheDerman

Re: GATORLAW AND SHERLOCK HOLMES: The Silver Earring - 05/28/04 02:18 PM

Sherlock himself can't be writing the review Laura - that's crazy talk - he's like, from the olden days, and well, not real.

duh

<img border="0" title="" alt="[Razz]" src="tongue.gif" />

Although, don't we have a member on the board called Sherlock?

This mystery is mystifying me.
Posted By: minichristy

Re: GATORLAW AND SHERLOCK HOLMES: The Silver Earring - 05/28/04 05:46 PM

I just ordered Mystery of the Mummy so I can play it first.

You are an amazing person! thumbsup

laugh Christy
Posted By: gatorlaw

Re: GATORLAW AND SHERLOCK HOLMES: The Silver Earring - 06/01/04 04:37 AM

Quote:
Sherlock himself can't be writing the review Laura
Nope, though that would be an extraordinary feat or perception. laugh

It is a very real person and they are well - I just think they will be a surprise. That's all. wink
Posted By: Puzzlewoman

Re: GATORLAW AND SHERLOCK HOLMES: The Silver Earring - 06/14/04 04:44 AM

Well I finally got around to reading this post. Have been meaning to for quite some time now. Laura is an amazing writer, she will not let us down, that I know for sure. She is an avid adventure gamer and will have nothing but the best to add to any game. I look forward to this game like none other. I hope you get the recognition you most certainy deserve you are a extreamly talented writer. smile
Puzzlewoman
Posted By: gatorlaw

Re: GATORLAW AND SHERLOCK HOLMES: The Silver Earring - 06/14/04 04:57 AM

Hey Puzz,

Thanks, means a lot coming from you. *hugs*

I guess the news is leaked anyway - but the word is Ubi-soft really loves Sherlock Holmes here in the US. laugh
Posted By: Mad

Re: GATORLAW AND SHERLOCK HOLMES: The Silver Earring - 06/14/04 05:53 AM

Hi smile

Haven't been back to this thread for a while but now I'm here, all I can say is stuff like...

Wow !!

Phew !!

Fantastic

Brillianto !!

Need I go on ??

praise praise praise

Cheers.

Mad wave
Posted By: Sequoia

Re: GATORLAW AND SHERLOCK HOLMES: The Silver Earring - 06/14/04 01:53 PM

I just noticed this thread today! Very neat news Laura! I look forward to playing this game, and seeing your special touch.

Thank you so much for all the effort you've done to keep us in the loop on upcoming games and various game developments.

Sequoia
Posted By: LadyKestrel

Re: GATORLAW AND SHERLOCK HOLMES: The Silver Earring - 06/14/04 05:18 PM

thumbsup Congratulations, Laura! I do hope the game does well when it's published!
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