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Actionsoft's latest game, Midnight Mansion 2: The Haunted Hills,  includes 28 mansions. The 8 Built-in mansions have 3 difficulties along with 4 extra custom mansions. We don't have that many other custom MM2 mansions yet. Design your own custom mansion! Info below.  You can find out more about the game here.

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Midnight Mansion HD (MM1) is now available at the Mac App Store and at the Actionsoft website. A Windows version is now available.

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The MM2 custom mansion Hanging Gardens of Babylon by Freddy/SandyBean/Josephine was updated on 16 Feb 2014 to add a third section.


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25.10.2009 at 21:55:17
 
To keep you updated:

My latest one, BROTHER FROM ANOTHER PLANET, is now - slowly - nearing completion. (Of the basic building process, that is.)

It's gotten quite big..... at the moment about 130 rooms, or so.

Also - as I had mentioned elsewhere on these pages, due to the "improvisational design process" the story has considerably moved away from the initial "Jack is in space / emergency-lands on strange planet" - scenario, even if the beginning with the ejection seat still stands.
Somehow the layout of many later rooms didn't really turn out very "extra-terrestrional" at all....   Embarrassed   ahem.. Undecided     Cry

So I thought I could do either of 2 things:
1.  Trash the opening sequence and rename the whole mansion.....  or:
2.  Leave the opening sequence in, and treat the mansion name quite literarilly:   Jack IS the brother from ANOTHER planet, which doesn't have to mean he has to emergency-land on a "strange" planet.
It could very well be our own blue one....only he's not sure where exactly he is.  And we - as players - aren't that sure either, 'cause there are enough unusual, "strange" looking rooms in the first half.

I tend to go with solution number 2.

Any opinions ??
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Reply #1 - 26.10.2009 at 03:04:32
 
Option 2 sounds just fine to me.

If you already put a lot of work in, you should definitely try and save everything you did.

Can't wait to play your new mansion!   Cheesy
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Reply #2 - 26.10.2009 at 07:36:55
 
My Jack Wants So Bad To Try The Ejection Seat, please don't remove it !!!!!  (remember, he is a tad suicidal  Wink)

thanks,

SandyBean

(Jack made me do it!)
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Reply #3 - 26.10.2009 at 19:29:30
 
Yeah, please keep it all in. Can't wait!
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Reply #4 - 28.10.2009 at 00:56:54
 
Wow, thanks for the feedback !!

That's decided, then !

I'll leave it in......  
....but I hope it won't backfire on me that we have talked about this "ejection seat" scene now repeatedly....I can see how expectations are building up unproportionately..... Shocked   Wink
Please don't expect too much.....and then be disappointed.
It's just a lil' gimmick, really.

Thanks for the positive, encouraging remarks.

I'm off....building.   Cool
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Reply #5 - 28.10.2009 at 08:31:00
 
Hi aquaMat !

Be disappointed........ya right !  By one of your mansions???  Me and my Jack don't think so !

Looking forward to it, hope it's soon, as we are going through MM withdrawal.  

thanks, and take care,

SandyBean  Smiley
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Reply #6 - 28.10.2009 at 10:30:54
 
Hey aquamat, check your PM's   Smiley
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Reply #7 - 31.10.2009 at 10:10:18
 
Uh oh... another one of AquaMat's crazy (but awesome) masterpieces. Smiley I haven't finished that last one he made yet, still stuck somewhere, I think... Tongue

Your mansion building style still befuddles me though. You have a very unique style. Tongue A very cool style, might I add.
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Reply #8 - 03.11.2009 at 19:18:11
 
Wingy, my man!

That wasn't what I intended..... that a mansion of mine is so a) hard or b) boring  that a master practitioner like yourself is forced to give up on it.
I'm truly worried.  
But I know what you mean.  For me, this often happens with Freddie's designs. I completely admire them and I do like them....  but usually somewhere in the second third of one of his designs I can't seem to get further and eventually give up.
I know I shouldn't though, so I retry half a year later - maybe get a little further maybe not. But still can't finish before I lose patience.

However, I had always hoped this phenomenon is not the case with my designs....and - luckily - until now I haven't heard too many complains.  
Maybe one nice winter day you'll find the time to re-try "The Complex", I assure you it's perfectly manageable. (I even consider it to be less hard than many earlier ones.....).

For you, and all the others - here's a teaser preview of one room only (from BFAP):

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Reply #9 - 03.11.2009 at 19:50:05
 
aquaMat wrote on 03.11.2009 at 19:18:11:
Wingy, my man!

That wasn't what I intended..... that a mansion of mine is so a) hard or b) boring  that a master practitioner like yourself is forced to give up on it.
I'm truly worried.  
But I know what you mean.  For me, this often happens with Freddie's designs. I completely admire them and I do like them....  but usually somewhere in the second third of one of his designs I can't seem to get further and eventually give up.
I know I shouldn't though, so I retry half a year later - maybe get a little further maybe not. But still can't finish before I lose patience.

However, I had always hoped this phenomenon is not the case with my designs....and - luckily - until now I haven't heard too many complains.  


In the end this is really a matter of taste.  I myself like Freddy's mansions very much.  There is something about his building style that stimulates me.  It has very little to do with how easy/hard they are.

In my opinion, therefore, we should all be reluctant to critizise the bulders' building style.  There will always be someone who likes or dislikes a special building style and that is quite normal.  If I, for example, decide to make another mansion, I will not be deferred from my building style for 2 reasons:
1. I like it myself  Wink
2. I know that at least some of you like it.
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