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SMA MONTH

August 29th, 2008
For many kids, spending time on a virtual world allows them a creative escape from the daily doings of life. For others it is a chance to feel a true sense belonging.

Many kids suffer from a disease called Spinal Muscular Atrophy, or SMA. This disease affects over 25,000 people in the United States. The disease limits a childís ability to move, such as walking, crawling, head movement, and even breathing or swallowing! Because of this, many kids cannot climb trees, enjoy playgrounds, or play outside with other kids.

However, many kids who have SMA have discovered the magic of virtual worlds. Communities such as Elf Island give kids who are ordinarily confined to the great indoors a chance to play and interact with other kids in a fun way. On Elf Island, we are dedicated to making a game accessible to all kids, especially those with special needs. Elf Island also empowers kids to make a difference and help special causes that help real people, animals and the planet!

With your help through entertainment, gaming and storytelling we hope to support causes like SMA! Everyone take a moment and grab a breath Ė very soon you will be making a positive impact to those in need through Elf Island!
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PostSubject: Re: Blog 8/29 - SMA Month   Blog 8/29 - SMA Month Icon_minitimeFri Aug 29, 2008 4:00 pm

Hello and thank you for posting this new blog entry from Elf Island. It has been moved to Front Page News.

Looks interesting, wonder what room that is.

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PostSubject: Re: Blog 8/29 - SMA Month   Blog 8/29 - SMA Month Icon_minitimeFri Aug 29, 2008 4:16 pm

Wow sounds interesting. I applaud Elf Island Developers for putting this out there, and letting others know about ones with this disease. I wonder if that's what the game is going to look like...
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PostSubject: Re: Blog 8/29 - SMA Month   Blog 8/29 - SMA Month Icon_minitimeFri Aug 29, 2008 4:17 pm

The room looks great but the only thing is the avatars they look like stickers. But I guess it is only beta. Smile Things can change.

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I believe that is the Ice Cave. Everything looks pretty good but a few things disappoint me:

1. The characters look very very cartoon-ish. Something I would see on the TV. They need more detail.

2. The way the character stands. If that is the way for facing "forward" then thats a little odd... In VMK we had 8 different positions for characters to face.

3. Very difficult to see who is talking. It's not color coded nor is there even an arrow pointing to the correct person.

Besides that everything from the image seems very cool. The room looks nice too. I just hope our characters have some emotions (waving, blinking, mouth moving, head moving etc) I can't wait to help out in causes!

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PostSubject: Re: Blog 8/29 - SMA Month   Blog 8/29 - SMA Month Icon_minitimeFri Aug 29, 2008 4:43 pm

I agree on the character thing all tho the room looks awesome [=
im so excited Dancing Bannana
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PostSubject: Re: Blog 8/29 - SMA Month   Blog 8/29 - SMA Month Icon_minitimeFri Aug 29, 2008 6:25 pm

Figment Bounce im happy that EI is pointing these things out. now i have even higher expectations for this game. now i just hope that the charectars don't look like that..
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The characters are flat but the issues are great! Im so gald EI is fighting for good causes around the globe, I hope I can help when beta starts as well.

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PostSubject: Re: Blog 8/29 - SMA Month   Blog 8/29 - SMA Month Icon_minitimeFri Aug 29, 2008 7:32 pm

Thanks for posting this, Alex!!

The room looks great and I bet it's in the ice cave. Elf Island isn't VMK, so it really isn't fair to compare the two (2D for EI and 3D for VMK). I kind of expected 2D characters after I saw the housing catalouge. Anyways, I still get to see my friends and might be able to help the earth because of thie site.

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Link, why do you only now post like that? It's freaking me out cause I don't usually see italics...

Anyways... COOL! They better add Hide and Seek cause this game I played has hide and seek and it is really fun but the whole game got unpopular... those people look like the way they face...

Anyways x2... Any 3D graphic makers out there that can 3D-fy it so we can send it in so they replace it and make the game come out later so we can think about school before we think about elf island? thanks!
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The picture looks interesting. I can't wait for the game to open! Smile

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ShadowJr wrote:
Link, why do you only now post like that? It's freaking me out cause I don't usually see italics...
I didn't mean to scare anyone by typing like this. I just thought I could post in a different way, like people post in green and purple and blue color font. Some people post in bold. I decided to use italics. Again, sorry if it bothers you.

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PostSubject: Re: Blog 8/29 - SMA Month   Blog 8/29 - SMA Month Icon_minitimeSat Aug 30, 2008 11:01 pm

I love the room but the avatars have not grown on me yet. Time will tell Smile

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Iím thankful that EI staff realizes conditions like these, because when VMK closed so many children & adults with all sorts of different disabilities were let down.

My dear friends grandson was told by his doctors that he would never walk or speak. Well at 4 years old and sitting in G-maís lap to play VMK, he not only walks but would call out the names of all of us on the screen to wave at him! Yes VMK didnít actually teach him to walk & talk, but what it has done to help his motor skills was amazing to say the least!
And for them to close & him not understand why he canít tell G-ma to go play pirate battle and talk to little & dizzy, was heartbreaking Blog 8/29 - SMA Month Icon_sad

Iím so happy to see that you are aware of this and it will get kids/adult players interested againÖ.I just ask one thing, PLEASE DO NOT CLOSE!!!!
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PostSubject: Re: Blog 8/29 - SMA Month   Blog 8/29 - SMA Month Icon_minitimeSun Aug 31, 2008 12:49 am

smalld wrote:
The room looks great but the only thing is the avatars they look like stickers. But I guess it is only beta. Smile Things can change.

~smalld

Yeah I was sorta thinking the same thing & afraid to say my opinion on it.

The graphics have been awesome in all the blogs and even the older graphics of the elves themselves, so when I saw this new blog today, I was a little disappointed Sad I too am hoping this is just the "idea" of it and we will be more detailed. So far nothing has really even came close to VMK...maybe we are just spoiled, but we all love detail, so I'm keeping my little elf fingers crossed that it will be better when we start Smile
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I am not expecting it to be like VMK. I hope it is fun and entertaining and has appeal for all ages.


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Eh, I just hope it's free
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PostSubject: Re: Blog 8/29 - SMA Month   Blog 8/29 - SMA Month Icon_minitimeTue Sep 02, 2008 2:11 pm

The ice room is cute, the blogs have been great, the home page looks absolutely awesome, but the avatars need some work if they are going to look like this. I hope that it was just a drawing done during development of what a room with players may look like and the actual game will look different. The avatars in the ice room look very different than those in the "Tribes" and "Volunteering" blogs. I hope we will find out soon how we will appear.
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I guess 2D is ok I would have prefered 3D, but it's fine. I'm glad Elf Island Cares.

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I love the idea of helping in different areas and needs in the world, we need more site like EI.

Not crazy about being a pancake character. LOL
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well i think it looks fun
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