Game Information - Quick Start Guide
 
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Quick Start Guide

Want to get started playing Lure of the Labyrinth ... quickly?

This is the place to find the answers to get you on your way.

What you need
The goal of the game
About your avatar
How and why you earn tokens
How to save game play
About the TPC

What you need

These are the things that you need to play Lure of the Labyrinth: a web browser with the Flash Player plug-in, an Internet connection and a computer that meets these minimum requirements -

Windows
  • 1 GHz CPU speed
  • 512 MB RAM
  • Windows XP, Vista
  • Internet Explorer 6 / Mozilla Firefox 1.0
  • Flash 8 Player (Flash 9 Player for final release)
  • 1024 x 768 monitor resolution
  • 56 K connection speed (broadband recommended)
Mac
  • 1 GHz CPU speed
  • 512 MB RAM
  • OS 10.3 or higher
  • Mozilla 1.0 / Safari 1.2
  • Flash 8 Player (Flash 9 Player for final release)
  • 1024 x 768 monitor resolution
  • 56 K connection speed (broadband recommended)
And, oh yeah, you'll also need a user name and password, but your teacher will be happy to give you those.

The goal of the game

Your goal in Lure of the Labyrinth is simple: it's to find and liberate the pets (including your pet) that seem to have gone missing in the odorous and mysterious place called the Tasti Pet Factory. The goal may be simple, but how you achieve it isn't. Let's just say that you're going to meet a group of extremely unpleasant monsters ... and that you're going to have to outsmart them many, many times. If you're successful in this endeavor, you and little Rover or Spike (or whatever your pet's called) will both be on your way home soon. And if you're not ... well, you'll just have to play the game.

About your avatar

As you get involved in the Lure of the Labyrinth's game story, you'll see that every player absolutely has to have a disguise. So you'll be happy to know that you can give your avatar a strange (and likely unpronounceable) alias and a spooky mask and cool-colored uniform - just perfect to blend in with ... monsters. And you'll be able to move your avatar around the world of Lure of the Labyrinth by clicking with your mouse on the different parts of the screen - as in lots of other games, your avatar will follow your clicks.

How and why you earn tokens

You'll earn tokens in Lure of the Labyrinth by doing "work" in the Tasti Pet Factory. And that "work" will consist of sometimes gross (there are body parts involved ...), but always-challenging and often mind-bending creative tasks. The better you do your job, the more tokens you accumulate. And the more tokens you accumulate, the more likely it is that you'll achieve your goals in Lure of the Labyrinth and actually win the game.

How to save game play

This one is easy: you don't have to save game play! As long as you log in with the same user name and password, you can play Lure of the Labyrinth on any computer and it will always remember exactly where you are in the game. Just click on either "Done" or "Replay" when you're finished with a puzzle and your progress in Lure of the Labyrinth will be saved automatically and instantly.

About the TPC

TPC is short for Tasti Pet Communicator, and it's going to be a very important tool for you in the world of Lure of the Labyrinth. Your TPC will provide you with information about how to play the game. And it will also give you a way to share ideas and strategies with your teammates on important stuff like how to win the game!

We're not explaining everything about how to play Lure of the Labyrinth because we know that a really fun part of game play is ... figuring out how to play the game! So go to it and enjoy this great new game - Lure of the Labyrinth.