Friday, September 26, 2008

Quizarena - Harry potter - The birth

Phew.... finally we have the URL ready!!! Great ain't it, the QuizArena moves one step ahead and steps into the theme based quiz. We finally completed the questions for the second Quiz and these questions have been arranged as pages on the internet. Yes friends!! Our Quiz based on this magical world of harry potter is ready to hit you all!!

Its been a long time, almost 2 months when we went through the same kind of feeling, it was the first quiz - QuizArena at that time. And before i actually proceed with anything more, i must say that i want to thank all you ppl for sharing your comments and feedback with us. We received some 33.5K page visits from across various countries and an overwhelming response which actually inspired us to go for another quiz!! Kudos to the genius Ankur who has the stamina to sit for hours and explore new technologies and solve puzzles with the similar effort with which i eat pizza .. :D. I dont know how he manages to do that.

hmm... 41 questions including the horcrux stages which marks the entry into the next levels with the stages defined as charms easy to tough to unforgivable ones, there is a lot this time which isnt obvious at the first look but uncovers itself once you start playing the quiz. There are certain stages where you wont find any question in particular, it contains only the visuals, which might bring some memories back to your mind, So open up the locks of the gates, say Alohomora aloud!!! And welcome to the game. The URL being ur wand, put the right charm or answer what ever comes to your mind, and then proceed to the search of the seven horcruxes and destroy them. There will be a lot of things which will unfold and i hope we might appear to make more sense in our next blog.

Me and Ankur had an awesome time making this quiz, after work, long mid night sessions and then calling up at 3AM to celebrate some success!! It sure is fun. With a tea cup in my hand in bangalore, and probably a tea cup in his hand in hyderabad, we worked on the same page. I Don't think so distance actually matters when the goal is there. Kudos to us :P

Well now when the application is up and running, i guess in another day or two of sanity check (Sorry for the lingo, i adopted it from my office) we shall be sending it across to you all.
Thanks a lot of your support for quizarena, we look for a similar support for the QuizArena - Harry Potter.

Sunday, September 21, 2008

Friday, August 29, 2008

QuizArena After One month

Today,nearly 1 month after we went live with QuizArena we got some very good response from genius brains of yours...response which we never thought we will get in first month.We got some good feedback/comments from your side some of them we are putting here with our response ....

"nicest puzzle i ever played thought it is my first time doing this kinda puzzles.." well i dont think i should say anyhting on this

"y isn't my name there..??".....(about name missing in hall of fame) i got many comment similar to this...i want to sat that if your name is missing even after 24 hrs make sure your answer was correct when you get Details entry page.... simply check on every level that you haven't skipped any level by mistake....Also some people are giving this comment but they don't provide any email this case i cant provide my response to please make sure you provide something using which we can inform you about our response...

"the game really the same time it wont let u go and do other work......keeps u scratching ur mind and brainstorm u........I M LOVING IT"....our personal favorite

"Improve on the grammar dude!!"....we will surely... but sometimes when you are putting puzzles you don't feel grammar is that important....important thing is brain should start running in all directions...

"m not getting the answer for lvl X plz send on my mail"....nothing of this types of mail or comment will get a response....we are not providing answer of any level....if asked for a hint and we feel a hint is really required we will reply so please avoid these things

"ya its good ..........but how to start with it"....without starting its good how? i cant understand....if you think you are having any problem is solving this you can directly need of buttering or any such thing...

"Duudes... This is really a work of Idle brains.. Idle brains..Devil's workshop... I think this was the proverb..U both have demonstrated it quite well... Enjoy!!! ".....well work of two idle brains which make many other idle brains working :)

"32132131132121" ..... confused what is its not a another puzzle from me...i got this as a feedback.....m also trying to decode it....if anyone of you reading this puzzle has written please explain it to me....

These are some of the interesting feedback/comments we got in last one month....

We need all you people's feedback/comments how can we improve it or make it more interesting ....we hope that we will continue to make your brain working and keep getting similar(or preferably better) response

Monday, August 18, 2008

Birth of QuizArena

One fine evening ,having nothing to do....tired of reading novels i thought of solving puzzles and brain teasers which i left long time ago....thats how all this started .....i tried on some puzzles and soon it become my second most time consuming thing(first being sleep) ...then i though of why not try to make my own puzzle game.....very next day i called up varun to see if he is also interested in doing the same thing.....i told him what i wanted and he was as always ever ready to help me in whatever i wanted to do.....this was mid of july and we decided that we will put this on internet by the end of this month.....we started and within 5 nights we have enough questions to start this...we sat on GTalk and decided what all questions we will have and which we will not and finalized there level numbers.we worked whole nights to make all the pages and by 25th august we completed all the work...almost ready for our big debut on internet....tested the complete flows and did all the side work to help us in manging this thing in easiest way possible...but as people say if something as to go wrong you cant stop matter what you do...same thing happened with us....and just before our D-Day ....varun faced some problem in his personal life due to which we decided to postpone it by one week....but later on we somehow managed to stick to our original 1st august date and after that many people lost there mind and many of them lost there tables too.....

Now all those people who are cursing me for loss of their table or mind please note that i am not the only one...there is one more person who is equally responsible too....