Horror Meets Shopping at the Echo Bazaar

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Horror Meets Shopping at the Echo Bazaar

Visit the world of Echo Bazaar, where your soul is for sale and the locals are buying.

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Alexis Kennedy:
Twenty-five years behind the GM screen, man and boy.

He made a Fast Show reference.

He...is awesome.

I'm definitely going to check this out, if only because of that!

Gaah!
Social! But... Lovecraft!

So confused.

Loop Stricken:
Gaah!
Social! But... Lovecraft!

So confused.

It's not as social as you might think. Just go play it. It's awesome.

Its so addicting! Seriously, if you havent at least tried it, go do so. Like, right now.

Y'know, Susan, if you married Paul, you wouldn't even have to change any of your important IDs or documentation.

I'm just sayin'.

Maybe I'll check this game out tomorrow. I love dark humor, and the tone and look of the game are kind of intriguing.

Loop Stricken:
Gaah!
Social! But... Lovecraft!

So confused.

I know! sense this makes not! Lovecraftian influences...pulling me...

The Rogue Wolf:
Y'know, Susan, if you married Paul, you wouldn't even have to change any of your important IDs or documentation.

I'm just sayin'.

Maybe I'll check this game out tomorrow. I love dark humor, and the tone and look of the game are kind of intriguing.

Or we could be Arendt-Arendt hyphenates.

Mind you, Paul's fiancee and my husband make this outcome moderately unlikely.

So I have to have a twitter? Pity. count me out.

RavingPenguin:
Its so addicting! Seriously, if you havent at least tried it, go do so. Like, right now.

WOW thats awesome

Yeah, I don't want Twitter. Meh.

Hiphophippo:
So I have to have a twitter? Pity. count me out.

Aurora219:
Yeah, I don't want Twitter. Meh.

We're like long lost brothers or something. Why does it seem like so many things are demanding that I use Twitter recently?

I love it! The game is awesome BUT it has committed the cardinal sin of trying to get me to buy time to play the game, I can't just play it it has to say "Hey if you don't want to wait 24 hours pay us" like some street thug (though I can't blame them they do need to make money to keep the game going).

Calobi:

Hiphophippo:
So I have to have a twitter? Pity. count me out.

Aurora219:
Yeah, I don't want Twitter. Meh.

We're like long lost brothers or something. Why does it seem like so many things are demanding that I use Twitter recently?

I simply refuse to make a twitter account. That service ranks among the single stupidest things I've ever seen.

this sounds so awesome, especially because im on a hobo budget this month (48 bucks) so i cant afford any new games this month, which will make next month just as hobo-y but with lots of awesome games to keep me from going hungry.

but as you may have suspected from that above text alone, I'm a very sad, antisocial and pathetic man, so i really hope the social part is limited.

alright im in it, must say im not a fan of having to wait for several minutes between each action, but the story seems interesting even if its flow does get broken up by the format.

but i have played for 10 or so minutes and i have already seduced a widower to let me sleep in her spare bedroom instead of having to pay for a motel room, insulted an older gentleman who was just sitting by him self trying to enjoy a drink and unlocked secrets about the way the society is working, so I'm already in love.

Susan Arendt:

The Rogue Wolf:
Y'know, Susan, if you married Paul, you wouldn't even have to change any of your important IDs or documentation.

I'm just sayin'.

Maybe I'll check this game out tomorrow. I love dark humor, and the tone and look of the game are kind of intriguing.

Or we could be Arendt-Arendt hyphenates.

Mind you, Paul's fiancee and my husband make this outcome moderately unlikely.

Well, you know, there's always Utah... err, maybe not.

Also- I didn't realize that the site actually required Twitter. I refuse to have anything to do with that abomination, so I guess I don't get to play. Pity, really.

Susan Arendt:

The Rogue Wolf:
Y'know, Susan, if you married Paul, you wouldn't even have to change any of your important IDs or documentation.

I'm just sayin'.

Maybe I'll check this game out tomorrow. I love dark humor, and the tone and look of the game are kind of intriguing.

Or we could be Arendt-Arendt hyphenates.

Mind you, Paul's fiancee and my husband make this outcome moderately unlikely.

or you could all get married, you would be the Arendt-Arendt-Arendt-Arendts, the worlds most awesome family, its 5 in the morning so i may be missing a few logical steps here, but im pretty confident thats how marriage works.

Wow this is really cool, and a great time eater for when you have nothing else to do. Also the setting is fantastic, I'm loving the twisted Gothic theme.

Hello Twitter-haters. It's worth me pointing out that a sizeable number of our players register a Twitter account solely to play the game, and never touch it for any other purpose.

> I can't just play it it has to say "Hey if you don't want to wait 24 hours pay us" like some
>street thug

I want your street thugs. Ours aren't that polite. :) You really don't have to buy time. The vast majority of our players don't. Which makes us sad of course, we'd much rather run a subscription than a freemium service.

>or you could all get married, you would be the Arendt-Arendt-Arendt-Arendts

If you could sort that out, I'd buy tickets.

@infinite, @swaki, thanks for the love.

@alexis.kennedy - Don't worry, I've seen games with bland concept and/or gameplay prosper, and from what I've read here neither of these is bland in your game. Heck, I've even donated to such a game because the admin was too much entertainment in chat =)

This might actually tempt me to get a Twitter account...

swaki:
this sounds so awesome, especially because im on a hobo budget this month (48 bucks) so i cant afford any new games this month, which will make next month just as hobo-y but with lots of awesome games to keep me from going hungry.

but as you may have suspected from that above text alone, I'm a very sad, antisocial and pathetic man, so i really hope the social part is limited.

alright im in it, must say im not a fan of having to wait for several minutes between each action, but the story seems interesting even if its flow does get broken up by the format.

but i have played for 10 or so minutes and i have already seduced a widower to let me sleep in her spare bedroom instead of having to pay for a motel room, insulted an older gentleman who was just sitting by him self trying to enjoy a drink and unlocked secrets about the way the society is working, so I'm already in love.

You don't have to wait between each action, you can use up all of the ones you currently have one right after the other. You simply have to wait for them to recharge (unless you spend Fate to get them instantly).

And for people railing against Twitter, it's not like you have to actually do anything with Twitter in order to play the game. You simply have to have an account, which is to say a user name and password. Other than using it to sign into the game, you can completely ignore it. (Yes, Alexis already said all of this, I'm just agreeing.)

And for the record (sorry, Alexis) I have yet to spend a single real-world cent on the game, and I'm having a fantastic time with it. It's still very, very satisfying and engaging even without paying for extra Fate.

Susan Arendt:
And for people railing against Twitter, it's not like you have to actually do anything with Twitter in order to play the game. You simply have to have an account, which is to say a user name and password. Other than using it to sign into the game, you can completely ignore it. (Yes, Alexis already said all of this, I'm just agreeing.)

I tried signing up for the sole purpose of playing this game, but Twitter said no and wouldn't let me. It had some bloody technical error so it couldn't create my account, but my suggested username and email address are now considered "already taken".

Twitter is poo.

Gah! You may not need to USE twitter to play but You need twitter access which means I am banned at work, so until I get a smartphone which lets me play this I am out as I will not find time in my life outside of work between gaming and social activities.

Was really intruiged by this (especially having just watched Sherlock Holmes to re-ignite my love of Victorian England), oh well will hopefully get to it in the next month or 2

The game sounds very appealing to me. I also like small inventive projects getting attention. But, I am conflicted at the use of a twitter account. I am morally against twitter. I don't like the trend I see in society of short-sighted instant gratification, and twitter seems to propagate this. People seem to be losing the ability of actual social interaction since these networking sites popped up. Instant mild Asperger's for everyone. The services aren't tools for just keeping in touch with friends and networking, they're a disease. You would think as someone gets older(aka grows up) they would gain knowledge, but I just see people becoming dumber and dumber. And society caters to these retards! When we tried to circumvent natural selection and survival of the fittest is when we doomed ourselves. One day soon the retards will run amuck in the streets. Pretty soon we won't even be able to tell the difference between normal people and the retards. Then the interbreeding will start. Next thing you know maybe your spouse has some latent form of retard that surfaces violently one night over dinner, requiring you to take your children and flee. You couldn't possibly have known this beforehand because the retards had tainted the gene pool. You thought you and your family were safe... well, think again.

I'm gonna go give this a try. It better be awesome Susan.

Ok, it's cool but how do I increase my skills in things other than Dangerous after I chose Watchmaker's Hill? I'm a little stuck on getting a house...

Cpt_Oblivious:
I'm gonna go give this a try. It better be awesome Susan.

Ok, it's cool but how do I increase my skills in things other than Dangerous after I chose Watchmaker's Hill? I'm a little stuck on getting a house...

Other skills are upgraded in other areas -- for Watchful, go to Ladybones Road, for example.

Susan Arendt:

Cpt_Oblivious:
I'm gonna go give this a try. It better be awesome Susan.

Ok, it's cool but how do I increase my skills in things other than Dangerous after I chose Watchmaker's Hill? I'm a little stuck on getting a house...

Other skills are upgraded in other areas -- for Watchful, go to Ladybones Road, for example.

You can't change the location before you get your first house.

While I find the theme to be interesting, the execution is... less so. It takes forever to get even a little amount of money. They obviously want people to play PVP but then put a anyone who chose the "Heart's Desire" ambition at a heavy disadvantage, since the stat that is most important to that questline has absolutly no use in PVP.

Ziren:

Susan Arendt:

Cpt_Oblivious:
I'm gonna go give this a try. It better be awesome Susan.

Ok, it's cool but how do I increase my skills in things other than Dangerous after I chose Watchmaker's Hill? I'm a little stuck on getting a house...

Other skills are upgraded in other areas -- for Watchful, go to Ladybones Road, for example.

You can't change the location before you get your first house.

While I find the theme to be interesting, the execution is... less so. It takes forever to get even a little amount of money. They obviously want people to play PVP but then put a anyone who chose the "Heart's Desire" ambition at a heavy disadvantage, since the stat that is most important to that questline has absolutly no use in PVP.

You actually end up bumping up all of your stats over the course of the game. Grinding just one won't really get you very far at all. And you can ignore Knife & Candle completely if you want.

MMM did he mentioned planescape torment? ....... mmmmmmm

God, I am loving this game. But I've just started and can someone fill me in on the purpose of Goods bought from the Bazaar? I assume they're for selling in other places but I would prefer not to blow all my money on jars and jars of souls, only to find them worthless. But then again, I would have jars and jars of people's souls. Badass.

This explains why half the people I follow keep tweeting about this game xD

I may have a go later then >_> But I've never been any good at these sorta games. :x

Hello folks, Paul here.

Tattaglia: selling goods at the bazaar gets you in-game currency (Echoes & pennies). Completing missions gives you goods. So you can sell goods at the Bazaar to earn Echoes, which in turn you can use to buy more expensive items that bump up your stats. However, some missions require goods to complete. Of course, if you simply wish to collect people's souls, you can. They may prove useful if you end up working closely with the Brass Embassy. Although we can't offer any advice on how to live with yourself. Those poor bewildered spirits, moaning in their little bottles...

misterarendt:
Hello folks, Paul here.

Tattaglia: selling goods at the bazaar gets you in-game currency (Echoes & pennies). Completing missions gives you goods. So you can sell goods at the Bazaar to earn Echoes, which in turn you can use to buy more expensive items that bump up your stats. However, some missions require goods to complete. Of course, if you simply wish to collect people's souls, you can. They may prove useful if you end up working closely with the Brass Embassy. Although we can't offer any advice on how to live with yourself. Those poor bewildered spirits, moaning in their little bottles...

Thanks for the help, kind sir. And may I say, this game is a work of art. The artwork is fantastic and the style is both funny and hauntingly unique, something rare in most games - browser based and otherwise - today. I might just fork out a couple of crisp New Zealand dollars for some Fate.

Keep it up, delicious friend!

Kind words indeed! Thank you.

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