A colleague gave me the link and I was hooked at the first level..hehe. It's actually a promotional site for the new movie The Seeker (now showing in cinemas) so it's kinda cool that they came out with the idea to embed a game in the site. There is another interesting feature on the site too, which I'll touch on later.
The how-to-play is pretty simple; place mirrors on the grid and rotate them to reflect the light to lit all torches to complete level; it's the where-to-place that can be tricky at times. And watch out for those TNTs!! They go KABOOM when light shines on them and you'll have to restart the level. To make it more challenging, there are a few types of mirrors, the ordinary 90° angle, a triangle that will reflect light into a two-way 90° angle, a parallelogram which reflects light into a 45° angle. Thus use the correct mirrors at the right locations to have the light reflected correctly. Easier said than done...sometimes. =þ
There are 20 levels to complete and though the levels continue to increase after 20, they are actually a repeat from level 1 again *bummer...would love if they have more levels but well, it's not an actual game site afterall so will have to make do with just 20. Also, the site actually remembers which level you had previously stopped at - provided you used the same PC again obviously. User-friendly, huh? So no worries if you can't complete all 20 levels in one seating...you can always continue the next day ;)
I only checked out the promotional site after playing the game (I never heard of The Seeker before that *sheepish) and interestingly the site has some "exclusive" content that can only be accessed IF you manage to unlock them. How? By arranging signs in the correct sequence. There are 12 sequences in total and nop, they don't make life easy by putting it in the site. Instead, the sequence can be found in the world around us e.g. their promotional posters, signboards, etc. You gotta keep your eyes open and look out for them. *ahem actually... google and you should find forums where people share their findings (& answers!) Anyhow, it's still a creative way of making people look at their work.
Oh as for the movie, it's an adaptation from The Dark Is Rising Sequence, a novel by Susan Cooper. Quoted from GSC website, "The movie tells the story of Will Stanton, a normal young man who moves with his family from America to an English village There he learns he is the last of a group of warriors who have dedicated their lives to fighting the forces of the Dark. Traveling back and forth through time, Will discovers a series of clues and Six mysterious Signs which lead him into a showdown with forces of unimaginable power. With the Dark once again rising, the future of the world rests in Will's hands."
Almost like another Harry Potter in the making, huh? But it's my cup of tea nonetheless..hmm maybe I'll check it out in the coming long weekend and post a review later kekeke...
My Rating:(For the game..)