Escapades 7th Anniversary Video

As always i record the festivities during the Escapades Island anniversary weekend

Here is the edited down highlights of the fun and game for you to reminisce or if you missed some of the events you can watch what you missed. Highlights for me were the Ground to Air cannons added to the Battle Balloon contest. Thanks to everyone who came along to the event and contributed to the fun.


Escapadse 7th Anniversay by lokieliot

Celebrating 7 years of that virtual space Escapades Island

OMG here we go again another epic Escapades Island Anniversary weekend of Epicness!!. It feels like only a couple years ago that i got a group of friends together and conned them into helping fund a full region in Second Life, and in the beginning it was a little touch’n’go to wether the island would survive a year let alone seven!

Some of the digital objects on the island have not changed since they were first placed there seven years ago, (and they look it). Sometimes i wonder if the magic has left the island, but then i get a message from someone out of the blue expressing how much they love the place.

In the beginning i had planned to build a whole series of interactive stories on the island explaining how things came to be, from monster hunting girls, to squabbling pirate brothers but Linden Lab took far to long to introduce the experience keys and the enthusiasm faded away, the stories forgotten… until now.

This Anniversary weekend of events on the island will surround the untold Founders tale explaining many things about the island. There are special events on Friday, Saturday and ending Sunday and wether you are a Kid avatar, Adult, or furry all are welcome to the island of adventure to take part or simply watch the events this weekend!

FRIDAY

12pm slt: The Goony Adventure: Join us as we gather to go on an adventure together to another realm.

2pm SLT: The Tea party:  (includes The Founder RP encounter) There is always a theme to these tea parties and its always interesting to see what people come dressed as. This year is a ‘Jason and the Argonauts’ greek theme. To find the secret Tea Party step through the Rickety Town Centre fae Gate to arrive!

SATURDAY

10am slt: The Founder RP encounter: Stranger things occurring on the island.

11am slt: The Great Hydro Turtle Race: Jump on a Hydro Turtle and race against strangers & friends to win a coveted Escapades Trophy. last year this evolved into two rounds, a simple straight forward race and a free for all weapons allowed race.

1pm slt:  The Battle Balloon Contest: Grab a friend to join you and battle it out against the others for supremacy of the skies and the might Battle Balloon Trophy. This year spectators can take part making the contest harder by using the ground to air cannons.

3pm SLT: Pirate Party: Gemini Enfield sets the atmosphere with tunes found in his old crate. Dress up as a pirate , drink rum. You never know who might turn up to start a fight! Perfect end to the evening!

SUNDAY

10am slt: The Founder RP Game: The Relic Hunt: Learn the truth behind everything by playing this special treasure hunt game!

2pm slt:  THE MEGA BRAWL: Traditionally and excuse to hit lots of things with what ever you have, battle monsters galore as you battle to save the island!

After the Mega Brawl:  Beach fire chill out session: At the end of the day, join Loki chilling out by the fire on Hawkings Bay discussing life.

 

I hope to see everyone at some point during this weekend. Start by arriving at Rickety Town where you can grab a free anniversary T-shirt, Poster, KickScooter & Backpack. The poster this year is based on sketches i drew seven years ago while planning Escapades Island content.

Escapades Island 6th Anniversary Video

The fun thing about the Escapades Anniversary weekend is that it’s the same events as previous years, but it’s never the same.

It’s always a mixture of old friend sand new friends, and the nature of Second Life means you never really know what’s going to happen. So even though we have the same events, the outcome is always memorably different.

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So here is the highlights video of this years Escapades Anniversary weekend, from flying Sea Unicorns, Cowboys and Delores to Battle Balloons and computer worlds within a computer world.

Hope everyone who visited and joined in the events had fun, and here is to yet another year of Escapades in Second Life!

 


Escapadse 6th Anniversay by lokieliot

Escapades Island 6th Anniversary Begins Today

The 6th Anniversary weekend of Escapades Anniversary kicks off today with contests and events for the next two days.

I can’t believe Escapades Island has been a thing for six whole years now. It feels old. The place that celebrates nostalgia itself now has its own nostalgia. Ive set up a live stream of four hours of music from old movies, the soundtrack to what will unfold.

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Friday

12pm slt: The Goony Adventure: Join us as we gather to go on an adventure together to another planet.

2pm SLT: The Tea party: Open the invite sent to the Goonies and Escapades groups to find out the theme for this years Tea party and step through the Rickety Town Centre far Gate to arrive at the tea party.

 

Saturday

12pm slt: The Sea Unicorn Race: Jump on a giant Sea Unicorn and race against your friends to win one of the three covered Escapades Trophies.

2pm SLT: Pirate Party: Gemini Enfield sets the atmosphere with tunes found in his old crate. Dress up as a pirate , drink rum. You never know who might turn up to start a fight.

4pm slt: The Battle Balloon Contest: Grab a friend to join you and battle it out against the others for supremacy of the skies and the might Battle Balloon Trophy.

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Sunday

ALL DAY: Stranger Escapades: Starting around 2am slt a message will be sent on the groups, twitter feed and SL feed. A Mystery will need to be solved, clues followed, monsters battled?

12pm slt: Mini Ice Cream Van race: This could possibly go very wrong but everyone is invited to race around rickety town possibly for a trophy.

2pm SLT : THE MEGA BRAWL: Depending on how well the Stranger Escapades Mystery has been solved, there will be a massive battle.

Beach fire chill out session: At the end of the day, join Loki chilling out by the fire on Hawkings Bay.

 

I hope to see everyone this weekend. Start by arriving at Rickety Town where you can grab a free anniversary T-shirt, Cap and Poster. I drew the anniversary image especially for Escapades and inspired by the awesome series Stranger Things which capture a lot of the spirit the Goonies have.

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Second Life graphics & software maybe dated, but that doesn’t stop the EPIC FUN

The region quickly filled with over a thousand physics enabled projectiles creating an atmosphere  that resembled the matrix as everything slowed to crawl.

This was during the last event of the Escapades 5th anniversary weekend, and boy was it epic. There is a type of fun thats born from taking things to the limit, braking things or trying ‘what if i rezzed this here’. Luckily Linden Lab have given me the tools to help manage such grand free for all events as the Mega Brawl, which will go down in peoples memories as a hilarious fun shared event.

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The weekend started with the usual Goony Adventure where as a group we visit other places in Second Life. Most of the time these places are locked down as no rez or even no scripts out of fear from griefers or people leaving their own mark.

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Then it was off to the bog of Stench for the Founders Tea party which i missed the first hour of due to a DNS glitch that effected some UK and Netherlands users until some one somewhere flicked a switch allowing us to log into SL again.

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Saturday saw the grand Airship Battles. The first contest between six or seven battle Balloons each with a crew of two that slowly dwindled down to just Richardus and Tepic ruling the skies. Later was the first ever Goonies VS Separatists Icarus Airship Battle resulting in epic broadside cannon fire between two smoking airships.

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Saturday also saw the Giant Pufferfish Race which was fun to watch as the fish inflated and deflated on colliding with each other.

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Sunday saw the Rocket Vacuum racing which like the previous year degenerated into everyone razzing what ever cars they could find to drive around the track. I vowed then to create a lap recording device so we could finally keep track on who’s winning.

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As well as the racing and battleship contests we also had music gatherings in the Pirate Tavern and on the Beach.

It all culminated into the final big epic Mega Brawl battle where i rezzed what ever monsters i could find in my inventory for the users to shoot and bash. And if you missed all of that, here is a video condensing all the events down to just 13 minutes of action.

Also available to watch on Dailymotion.

All in all it was a great weekend which i wish i could do every week. Yes Second Life maybe old, maybe slow, laggy and full of bugs, but every now and then we just pull together from UK, Japan, Australia, USA, Germany, France, all over the globe and have great laugh in this shared space.

Battle Balloons Available on my Marketplace – as is the Battle Airships.

The Giant Pufferfish and the Rocket Vacuums are available as part of the Escapades Instants Range