Well, the day has finally arrived! I've got a beta on my hard drive just waiting to get ripped to shreds! And without further ado, I introduce to you: Jeweltopia Aah, but before you run off ("Oh, jeeze. A friggin match three!"), I strongly urge you to check it out -- you may be surprised! It's a simple game: A board full of jeweled tiles that need to be removed. And how do you remove them, you ask? Why, by matching up three or more, of course! But here's the kicker: Be cautious of your actions, because every move you make unleashes a wave of additional tiles...and if you don't play smart, you'll find yourself under an avalanche of jewels! The Screenshots http://www.solaristudios.com/jeweltopia-beta/1.jpg http://www.solaristudios.com/jeweltopia-beta/2.jpg http://www.solaristudios.com/jeweltopia-beta/3.jpg http://www.solaristudios.com/jeweltopia-beta/4.jpg The Download http://www.solaristudios.com/jeweltopia-beta/Jeweltopia Setup.exe What I Need to Know Does it run? Does it run well? What do you think of the gameplay? Is it too easy or too hard? Did you enjoy yourself? What You Need to Know You get a "Hold" bonus if you match more than 3 jewels Every Hold gives you a free swap; ie. no jewels will come tumbling down You've got 30 minutes of play time -- time isn't deducted on menus Now, the gameplay is under adjustment, and I'm fully aware of its sweeping variable of difficulty. What I'm really concerned about is: Did it work? It's extremely processor intensive, so much so that I worry that it won't run on anything but the fastest computers. Please let me know how it runs on your computer and how many MHz you've got under the hood. Known Issues Tutorial is fragile. If it gets stuck, just quit the level and restart. Game may get through logo by the time you can see the screen Doesn't detect chains yet Doesn't ask you if you want to load your saved game Last backdrop isn't integrated Only 2 in-game songs available right now Tutorial doesn't mention "Hold" feature Game is highly unbalanced -- with your help, this can be adjusted to an optimal level Placeholder screenshots on sell screen Inadequate win/lose screens No app icon Doesn't want to share Windows -- no task switching Aliased fonts in gameplay Generally in need of some polish Medal legend doesn't show accurate point values (I think) Okay, let the gut wrenching criticisms ride!