Adorable dolls on Lunaii

Once again… it has been as super long time since I posted. There are so many sites I have found in the last year or two that I adore but haven’t had time to write about, and this is one of them.

Lunaii Dollmaker

An avatar created on Lunaii

The lovely collection of doll makers on Lunaii was created by a single artist. There are several cute flash games, a super detailed pixel doll avatar you can create (with tons and tons of options), and a selection of colouring pages. The artwork is really cute and cleanly done. These dolls would be appealing to most fans of dress up games, and I really enjoyed my time playing with the avatar maker. The site does have quite a few ads, but they are not particularly annoying and these sites have to make money somehow, lol ;)

Also… I haven’t forgotten about the promised Doll Divine review. I just wanted to make sure I had enough time to do it justice as there are several games on that site that I would like to go over ;)

Published in: on January 17, 2011 at 7:45 am  Leave a Comment  

A dressup game portal: SmallDressUp.com

Hi guys! I apologize for the very long break between posts, but life just gets in the way sometimes ;)

To get things going again, I have decided to do a few reviews of the “Game Portal” style sites. This type of site generally hosts games by various artists, but they don’t normally require memberships or anything like that. In that way they are rather like directories, except for the fact they have brought the content to one place instead of sending you elsewhere.

SmallDressUp.com falls into this category of sites. It does have ads that play before each game, but so far they don’t seem too bad. There are also ads around the content, but far less of them than can be found on some sites of this type. Advertisement wise, the biggest downside to this directory is a pop up add that seems to come up. My browser blocks pop ups, so I’m not sure what it is. But I always find them fairly irritating.

The navigation on this site is very straight forward and simple. Categories are listed down the left and seem fairly well-organized. The dolls are mostly the simple “drag & drop” or “click to change” style without many interesting features, but there are lots of them. So if you are looking for variety, this is a good choice. The artists they allow seem to all have clean appealing art styles.

Overall the site seems fairly good considering what it is. I enjoyed the content I tried out, and as long as you are fine with pop up ads (or have a good blocker) it should be a decent little portal to visit.

Published in: on August 11, 2010 at 6:16 pm  Leave a Comment  

Emerald Activities Update!

We finally did our big site overhaul at Emerald Activities!

We gave the whole site a shiny new look, we made a twitter account and we build a Facebook page. The following lists some of our new features.

As part of that update we would like to introduce you to three of our new mascot characters. Emerald, the dragon, will be your general guide around the site. Feldspar, the gryphon, has tips and information over on our games pages. Finally, Amber, the phoenix, is helping out in the crafts section. At any time you can click these mascots to go to our help page.

Each registered member now has an improved personal gallery, a treasure hoard and access to a basic, restricted private messaging system. The treasure hoard holds loot members unlock by completing various tasks. Each item in their hoard is an actual piece that can be used in all Magic Makers.

We have introduced a new currency called “Emeralds”. Our members can spend these emeralds in the Market on hundreds of new pieces that can be used in either classic or modern Magic Makers. Emeralds can be earned by building and submitting images to the galleries, participating in contests and challenges and unlocking certain treasures. If you would like to help support our site, Emeralds can also be purchased through PayPal in our Market.

Our Magic Makers have been upgraded and now award Emeralds. The modern and classic makers have new tools that allow free skewing, scaling and rotation. The modern makers also have secondary colour and pattern support.

Users under 13 years of age can now make restricted accounts, this will allow them to have personal galleries but only restricted use of the forum. For full site access they will need parental permission.

We  will be updating the colouring books and adding easter colouring some time in the next week or two. I also plan to do another review, this one of Doll Divine, so stay tuned!

Beautiful Steampunk and Pirate Dolls

Annie Stegg is a very talented illustrator with a pair of lovely dolls on the games page of her site. Both dolls & drag and drop, and the graphics are of an amazing quality. The steampunk one also has some neat background animation. I recommend these dolls to anyone who loves pirates, steampunk fashion, or beautiful illustration.

Clockwork Couture

Clockwork Couture

Clockwork Couture (Steampunk):
http://www.anniestegg.com/clockworkcouture.php?PHPSESSID=279643a9ff67e598c50561e1e98dc75e

Polkadot Pirate

Polkadot Pirate

Polkadot Pirate:
http://www.anniestegg.com/polkadotpirate.php?PHPSESSID=279643a9ff67e598c50561e1e98dc75e

While you on her site, I also recommend glancing through her gallery. There is some really wonderful work in there ;)

Published in: on September 13, 2009 at 1:45 am  Leave a Comment  
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