En Garde statistics

Sunday, February 21, 2010

I've added a chart in the Statistics section of the web site that shows the total number of games of En Garde that are played in Second Life, each day for the past 30 days.

The Rally is ON!

Friday, February 19, 2010

The En Garde Rally is ON!

From now until March 1st, it's a race to see who can win the most games against the most people at locations across the grid.

L$10,000 in prizes will be awarded!

100,000 Games of En Garde

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Congratulations go to Jessie Kalinakov! At 8:02PM on February 13th, she won the 100,000th game of En Garde in Second Life.

En Garde has been in Second Life for about two and a half years. So 100,000 games in 2½ years is on average...
  • 3,348 games/month
  • 781 games/week
  • 111 games/day
  • or, one game every 12.9 minutes
When I showed up to congratulate Jessie, she didn't know who I was! Such is fame in Second Life. But once I explained her special place in En Garde history, she seems suitably impressed.

For being the lucky 100,000th winner, Jessie won 1000L$, and her choice of any Procyon Games product. She chose a copy of Take it Easy (Head-to-Head edition).

Don't forget the other half of the 100,000 Games of En Garde celebration — The En Garde Rally, which starts Friday Feb 19th. If you own a copy of En Garde, please register for the Rally! It's very simple. You don't need to coordinate with anyone, or even make a landmark. All you have to do is have your En Garde piste rezzed (and register at the kiosk).

En Garde Rally!

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

En Garde Owners! Register now for the En Garde Rally!

In celebration of 100,000 games of En Garde, Procyon Games is holding a special Rally Event! All En Garde owners are invited to participate. All you have to do is pay the registration fee (L$50) and rez your En Garde piste in a publicly-accessible location.

The registration kiosk is at the front of the Procyon Games store [SLURL]

Rally Dates: Friday Feb 19th - Monday March 1st

How it works

The Rally will be open to all En Garde players. While the Rally is on, everyone will be trying to win a game of En Garde at every registered location. The locations will be secret, initially, but every time you win you will be given a clue (teleport location) to another Rally Location. Points will be awarded for every location where a player wins a game. The top players in terms of rally points will be awarded prizes. Over L$10,000 in prizes will be awarded!

It's kind of like a shopping hunt, except instead of buying things at a bunch of stores, the players will be playing games of En Garde. Whoever can win the most games, in as many different places as possible, against different opponents, will win the Rally.

Participation Benefits

Every owner who participates will see a steady stream of new players coming to their location.

  • It's a great way to meet new En Garde players.
  • Show off your themed play area.
  • Get new players to join your team.
  • Every owner will be able to review a list of everyone who plays on their piste during the rally.

Other questions? IM Rifkin Habsburg or email me.

Fencing and Fashion

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Here's an article on real-life fashion designers whose designs are influenced by fencing. Some of those designs are really amazing—I wonder if there are any SL clothing designers who could implement those designs in Second Life?

Remember, if you make any En Garde-related items, including fencing-related clothing, you can get a free vendor in my En Garde arena.