It’s Halloween. Everyone's Entitled to One Good Scare.

Just like clockwork, October is here and the rest of the holiday season is just ahead.

Let’s ignore the presence of Christmas decorations in some of our finer retail establishments and focus on the first of the trinity of upcoming American holidays.

You may be seeing Halloween decorations out and about in your neighborhoods, and they’re sure to increase in number as we get closer to the end of the month.

This is the only time of year when neighbors proudly display pumpkins, skeletons, tombstones, spiders and (especially) cobwebs. Maybe you’ve already dressed up your own home for the occasion.

Coffin

Did you know that you can do the same thing in Egowall?

We have more than fifteen assets for you to add fun seasonal décor to any of your living space(s).

Jack-O-Lantern - Scary

The available Halloween-themed objects - several of which are shown at right (click any of them for a larger view) - are:

  • Candy Bowl

  • Cemetery Gates

  • Coffin

  • Flying Bat

  • Hanging Bat

  • Swooping Bat

  • Scary Black Cat

  • Standing Black Cat

  • Happy Jack-O'-Lantern

  • Sad Jack-O'-Lantern

  • Scary Jack-O'-Lantern

  • Tombstone - Crumbling

  • Tombstone - RIP

  • Tombstone - Skull & Crossbones

  • Web Floor Mat - Large

  • Web Floor Mat - Small

  • Web Floor Rug

To see photos of the rest of our spooky assets, check out our Instagram feed or our Facebook page.

Tombstone - Skull and Crossbones

In the game itself, you'll locate these holiday objects in the "Miscellaneous" section of the Furniture shopping category for each applicable living space style.

Add one or all of them to your inventory and use them to boo-tify your living space(s) for the season.

After you've done that, we'd like to see what you come up with. Share your favorite sites here in the comments.

Whether you are going to a costume party or staying home to dole out too much candy to trick-or-treaters, we hope you have a fangtastic holiday.

And don't forget to #BeTheRealBoo at all times.

And if you happen to live in Haddonfield, please be very careful.

Hanging Bats and Hissing Cats and Scary Coffins, Oh My!

Here in North Texas we recently had our first cool (not cold) snap of the fall.

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The dip in temperatures was brief - only lasting for a couple of days - but we recognized it as a harbinger of the holiday season soon to arrive.

The first one in the pipeline is Halloween, which comes up in a couple of weeks.

Halloween isn't as popular as Thanksgiving or Christmas.

One funny aphorism we came across while writing this post was this one:

There are two kinds of people in this world: those who love Halloween, and adults.

Two of Our Three Jack O'Lantern Assets

We don't happen to agree about adults not loving Halloween.

That said, how much you enjoy it is a function of many factors, including whether you still enjoy dressing up in costumes or have small children to take trick-or-treating in your neighborhood.

But if you are a fan of the holiday and an Egowall member, you'll be glad to know that we have more than fifteen themed assets you can use to bring the Halloween spirit to any of your living spaces.

These include:

Candy BowlCemetery Gates
CoffinFlying Bat
Hanging BatSwooping Bat
Scary Black CatStanding Black Cat
Happy Jack O'LanternSad Jack O'Lantern
Scary Jack O'LanternTombstone - Crumbling
Tombstone - RIPTombstone - Skull and Crossbones
Web Floor Mat - LargeWeb Floor Mat - Small
Web Floor Rug 

Several of our boo-tiful assets are displayed on this page; to see the rest, check out our Instagram feed or our Facebook page.

Two of Our Three Black Cat Assets

In the game itself, you'll discover these holiday objects in the "Miscellaneous" section of the Furniture shopping category for each applicable living space style.

Add one or all of them to your inventory and use them to boo-tify your living space(s) for the season.

After you've done that, we'd like to see what you come up with. Share your favorite sites here in the comments.

Whether you are going to a costume party or staying home to dole out too much candy to trick-or-treaters, we hope you have a fangtastic holiday.

And don't forget to #BeTheRealBoo at all times.

It Was A Graveyard Smash

As the end of October approaches, you may be seeing Halloween decorations out and about.

This is the only time of year when neighbors proudly display pumpkins, skeletons, tombstones, spiders and cobwebs. Maybe your own home is dressed up for the occasion.

Well, you can do the same thing in Egowall.

There are more than fifteen seasonal assets available in Egowall for adding some fun seasonal décor to your living space(s).

The available Halloween-themed objects - a few of which are shown at right (click any of them for a larger view) - are as follows:

  • Candy Bowl
  • Cemetery Gates
  • Coffin
  • Flying Bat
  • Hanging Bat
  • Swooping Bat
  • Scary Black Cat
  • Standing Black Cat
  • Happy Jack-O'-Lantern
  • Sad Jack-O'-Lantern
  • Scary Jack-O'-Lantern
  • Tombstone - Crumbling
  • Tombstone - RIP
  • Tombstone - Skull & Crossbones
  • Web Floor Mat - Large
  • Web Floor Mat - Small
  • Web Floor Rug

To see the remainder of our spooky assets, check out our Instagram feed or our Facebook page.

You'll find these specialty objects in the "Miscellaneous" section of the Furniture shopping category for each applicable living space style.

Add some or all of them to your inventory and use them to boo-tify your living space for the season.

To see these assets in action, please visit the Cemetery public space (illustrated below).

You can get there either via this link or from the Egowall home page (click on "Featured Public Spaces")

Cemetery Public Space (Exterior)

Cemetery Public Space (Exterior)

Cemetery Public Space (Mausoleum Interior)

Cemetery Public Space (Mausoleum Interior)

Whether you are going to a party or just staying home on Halloween to watch a scary movie while doling out candy to trick-or-treaters, we hope you have a great holiday.

And don't forget ... in December, we will be sharing special holiday-themed furniture and décor objects here on the blog and on our other social channels.

Stay tuned.

Our Journey to Unity 5 and WebGL

Check out our Unity-based social networking platform to see what you can do with Egowall. Then sign up for a free account and start using it to be The Real You™.


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The process of upgrading a large, complex application like Egowall to Unity 5 and WebGL™ is neither as easy nor straightforward as you might think - or hope. Beyond the fact that WebGL is significantly slower than native code, there are many other things to deal with.

We are sharing a series of posts with behind-the-scenes information about our journey on this road. In the articles, we talk about the issues we have encountered during the conversion and how we dealt (and are dealing) with them.

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Below are links to all of those posts in a single place. We wanted to make it easy for newcomers to the series to read any or all of them. As additional articles in the series are written, this post will be updated.

We hope you get value from the information contained in the posts. Please share any thoughts you may have in the comments and let us what your path to Unity 5 and WebGL has been like.


Egowall and WebGL (Part 1): How We Got Here

In the first post in our series, we talk about Google’s early 2015 removal of support for the Unity plugin in Chrome and the resulting impact on our development process.

Egowall and WebGL (Part 2) - Art and Asset Issues

The second post covers the art and asset-related issues we encountered during the upgrade and how we dealt with them.

Egowall and WebGL (Part 3): Code-Related Issues

In this third post, we summarize the code base changes we had to make in order to resolve Web Player-related issues encountered during our Unity 5 upgrade.

Egowall and WebGL (Part 4): Web Player Performance Comparison

The fourth post summarizes the results of our performance testing at the end of the Unity Web Player 5.3 upgrade, comparing it to Web Player 4.3.

EGOWall and WebGL (Part 5): WebGL Issues

Coming soon.


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