14 October 2014

Femdom Hunt V: The Countdown Is On!



Just a few days till this year's Femdom Hunt starts and again I'm quite excited we are on board again!
Antony from Z&A again does great lengths to ensure it is a smooth running, well organized event and even provides a tutorial for store-owners - nice job!

The hunt starts on Friday, Oct 17 and ends on Sunday, Nov 2. For further Information just hit the Hunt-Blog.

Again we have prepared something special. This we delve a bit in the sci-fi-cyberpunk-direction. Here is a little preview:


Sunshine Technology Plasma Cage.

The captive is secured by force-field bars which are filled with high energetic plasma. It is constantly changing its colours which creates a smooth and quite hypnotic effect. A real looker! And of course fully RLV-eabled. Goes without saying really.
The full-price variant will - amongst other things - feature advanced texture and glow options and fun RLV features we are currently developing.

We also have opened a new Sunshine Technology store at Dark Wishes:


Sunshine Technology @Dark Wishes.

You will surely remember the sim-walkthrough I wrote a while ago. Well I will write a new one soon: they had a quite extensive rebuild and it looks better than ever before - definitely worth some exploring.


3 October 2014

New Date For The Sinister Steampunk Hunt: Saturday October 4!

Good news! Emedea sent a message today to the hunt merchants: The hunt can take off just as planned. With a short delay though: The hunt will start on October 4, at 8 am SL time. We also got the kit with the hunt-items and I did set up everything for the big day when the daring gift-hunters come!

Starting the hunt at a weekend is actually a pretty good idea. There are much more people online than weekdays, so what sounded like bad fortune first, might actually lead to a pretty glorious start. For further infos, just hit this sign at my store (the Sinister Steampunk Hunt-blog hasn't been updated yet)


Yes - its happening! Start: Saturday October 4!


Speaking of a glorious start: The building of the new air pirate zeppelin is now to about 90% finished. Just some fun bomb dropping features missing yet and the obligatory test-runs. It should be finished shortly and be ready to conquer the skies!


Air Pirates over Flotsam!


It already had its maiden-flight over Blake Sea, including visits at Hollywood Airport, Honah Lee, Flotsam and Crow's Nest, before landing at the New Horizons Airport. It was a perfectly smooth ride. Very pleasing, despite its massive size: its over 64 meters long! Land-impact wise the ship will be in the 50 Li region, which is a amazing number for such a huge build.


Captain Some!


Floating majestically over the rooftops.


Even the evil zombie-pirates nearby were pretty envious !


Oh and on that note: News about the Prometheus-Class! We will finish the scripting very soon (I know, I said this before, but real-life can delay things even for us ;-) ) and plan the release-date to be coming week!


1 October 2014

No Hunt? No Panic!



It seems there are some issues with the Sinister Steampunk Hunt which is scheduled to start today. So far the merchants (including me) didn't receive the hunt items, nor any further note about a delay. Actually there wasn't any note after we got the merchants kit in mid-September. And it appears that the hunt's organizer, Emedea Morgenstern, didn't login since.

Lets hope the reason for this silence is something as trivial as a broken computer. Of course you always wonder (and worry, to be honest) when something like this happens. There is always a person behind the avatar.

Things like this are sadly beyond our control, but I don't want that my customers are affected by it. So I decided to keep up the advertisement for the hunt and put the gift out anyway. The hint where to find the gift is above the Sinister Steampunk Hunt sign, which looks like:

Sinister Steampunk Hunt Sign


My hunt gift: the Drow Science Air Pirate Zeppelin!



Drow Science Mainstore
Drow Science on the SL Marketplace
Sinister Steampunk Hunt 4 Blog

Happy gift hunting and fingers crossed that Emedea is doing well!

20 September 2014

Starting October 1st: Sinister Steampunk Hunt 4!

My friend Zen did point me at the Sinister Steampunk Hunt not long ago. It obviously deals more with the dark side of steampunk, which seems 1) pretty suiting to my tastes and 2) in general  to be pretty fun, doesn't it?


The Sinister Steampunk Hunt 4. Definitely an event worth joining!


To have a suitng gift I decided to make a Zeppelin miniature from scratch - exclusively for the hunt.

May I introduce: the Air Pirate Zeppelin!


Of course I am not an air pirate: The picture is just promotional, really!



This one was really fun to build and happened pretty quickly too. A flyable, full-sized variant (some 60+ meters long) will follow soon!

Also visit the Sinister Steampunk Hunt website for more info!


28 August 2014

Starting Monday - The Renaissance Hunt!

To hunt, or not to hunt - thats not really a question! Especially with this little gift I made:

I was told I look "so serious" on this picture.



I am always serious.



Actually, I was Shakespeare's ghostwriter. Really! He just objected the car-chases I wanted to add.


As you might have guessed by now the theme this year is "William Shakespeare". An opportunity to make more puns than you can shake a spear at - and to work yourself through 83 destinations!

 Here some facts in short:

Start: Sept 1
End: Sept 30
Starting location: The Renaissance Faire
Renaissance Hunt Blog: Click me!
Complete list of locations: Click me too!

See you there!


Edit: Whoops - I made a little mistake regarding the date. Sept 1 is not coming Sunday, its actually Monday! Too much excitement I guess ;-)

21 August 2014

New Products And Prometheus-Status Update

Drow-DJ!

Since the Prometheus-mesh is now finished and we are working on the last few bits (real-life did slow scripting progress down, but no worries, we are working on it!) I have now some time trying to catch up with my to-do list - yes its long!

One of the things I wanted to finish quite a while ago is a improved version of my Steampunk Monoplane:


Steampunk Mesh Monoplane



And update my Da Vinci Airscrew Helicopter:


Da Vinci Airscrew Helicopter


One thing I am especially proud of is the Steampunk DJ Station - completely new designed from scratch:


Steampunk DJ Station

Dancing on the thin wire between madness and style - steampunk audio!

All new releases feature materials-effects using the advanced lighting model. It is really amazing how realistic they look now!
A Dieselpunk Variant of the DJ Station is also in the making. Despite being released as stand-alone products they will be also part of the new rezzing system of the Prometheus-Class.


As usual all these items are available on the Marketplace and soon inworld too!

4 August 2014

What A Blast: The Prometheus Launch Party!




We had been planning this event for a while now, though timing issues in both SL and RL delayed things a bit. The final date was set relatively spontaneous to Saturday (with relatively spontaneous determinating the time too). You can imagine how happy - no - how amazed and blown away I was to welcome so many visitors nevertheless! Thank you everyone who came by at this quite improvised date and time!

My good friend Moondog Merlin did a fantastic job photographing the party. Many thanks to her!