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Creating Mystery Games
This field has a huge audience and sparse pickings. Let's discuss how to create on-line and realtime mystery game web pages and programs. Including such tech areas as graphics, CGI scripting, HTML, publishing, etc.

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Robin Herne - 06:44am Dec 21, 2002 PST(#16 of 37)

I have never played an on-line mystery, but have written several over the last few years to play with friends here in Britain. The plots have been varied, and usually odd. The last one was a pastiche of Tolkien/Mervyn Peake. I would be happy to share ideas with other enthusiasts.

Jenner - 08:17am Dec 27, 2002 PST(#17 of 37)
A friend threatened to jump off a cliff, but I knew it was just a bluff. ;)

Robin, you may want to head over to Parties by Members (near the top of the list to the left). That's where lots of people make up and host on-line Mystery Parties (MPs). If you're interested in turning one of your ideas into an MP, I'm sure you'll get lots of help! We love odd plots, lol.

olivia malkus - 02:43pm Apr 27, 2003 PST(#18 of 37)

I want to play judge and court with my family and I need somes crimes to play. Please send some.

Fran Hinkel - 05:47am May 17, 2003 PST(#19 of 37)
You can check out anytime you like...but you can never leave!

Olivia, there are a lot of sites if you do a search on Yahoo that tell amusing crime stories, dumb criminals, etc. I'm sure you could use some of the stories posted on those sites.

Pontiac - 08:40am Jun 6, 2003 PST(#20 of 37)

I am a group nleader at a sleepaway camp and I thought a good evening activity would be a murder mystery where the kids dress up and act out the mystery looking for a good site to get a game for 10-14 year old up to 45 kids. Anyone can help please email me.

sassi - 07:11am Jun 7, 2003 PST(#21 of 37)
I think animal testing is a terrible idea; they get all nervous and give the wrong answers.

Hi Pontiac,

What a huge undertaking. I've written murder mystery parties for upward 30 people and even then, half were murdered and killed accidentally by the end because the numbers are too large to keep everyone alive to the end. (and not as fun)

I really don't know any companies that have pre-packaged mystery parties for children - especially that high number of children.

And with that many children, it would take ~probably~ 5 hours to completely reinact and solve. Judging from the length it took for the 30 character party.

Anyhow, good luck and if you do find something and run it, let us all know how it goes! :)

Juanita Rose Violini - 07:03am Jun 10, 2003 PST(#22 of 37)

You could always combine it with a treasure hunt and have the clues be the treasure. Maybe there could be 10 different teams of five and they could be different types (secret agents, relatives, gangsters, whatever) of people who were interested in finding out who killed SOANDSO. Clues or 'treasures' could be hidden at five different locations (or ten locations or whatever works for you) and then the clues would have to be decoded to solve the mystery. The first team to find all the clues and figure it out wins (obviously). You could also work in giving points for different things and have a time limit involved if you wanted to complicate things (or make them more interesting).

AKA Chris Fatcher Alex Snyder - 06:07am Oct 20, 2003 PST(#23 of 37)
Watcha gonna do when Chris comes for you?!?

Hey, I got an idea! What if there was, like, a murder in a small town that, like, hardly anyone hears about? And, the kids would solve it instead of the adults!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Juanita Rose Violini - 09:27am Oct 21, 2003 PST(#24 of 37)

how old are you? (kidding)

AKA Chris Fatcher Alex Snyder - 07:07am Oct 27, 2003 PST(#25 of 37)
Watcha gonna do when Chris comes for you?!?

Hey, I'm just saying it would be a change........LOL

How dull are you? (kidding!!!)

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