Thursday, June 30, 2005
After spending a ridiculous amount of time and Linden dollars collecting all of the different flavors of Moopf Murray's Lucky Dip gum, I decided to try my hand at making my own version. (As I mentioned before, the gum itself is the easy part. Moopf's bubblegum attachments are clever, but the gumball machines/item servers are the really ingenious part.) I don't plan on competing with Moopf by distributing my alternate gumball design(s). In fact, I've just installed a Lucky Dip machine in the Garden of Mo. This was just an interesting way to kill an evening.
My gumball randomly maps one of
- Blow - Blow the bubble and immediately let it deflate.
- Blow-and-Hold - Blow the bubble and hold it for a short interval (between two and seven seconds) before allowing it to deflate. While the bubble is held, the fractal texture is animated to slowly roll around the surface.
- Blow-and-Pop - Blow the bubble until it pops and disappears. This is accompanied by one of three random popping sounds (low, midrange, and high pitched) and a modest particle explosion.