CAN’T STOP by PROCYON GAMES

Can’t Stop is a press-your-luck game for 2-4 players, originally designed by the great American game designer Sid Sackson.

Each player rolls four dice and chooses how to advance to the top of the board. There’s luck, risk assessment, and some interesting choices to make. Each game takes about ten minutes to play.

All games are registered on the Procyon network, and all players are ranked on a ladder.

BASIC STATS


PRIMS: The main game table is 18 prims. The table is divided into two pieces, the table and chairs. If you move your unit, make sure you have both items selected, so you move them together. There are also two pairs of dice.

During a game, other prims (playing pieces) will be rezzed. For a full 4-player game you should have about 40 prims free.

RIGHTS: The game is licensed with the Procyon Asset Protection system. In general, you get the all benefits of copy-ok and transfer-ok. The game is also mod-ok so you can change its look and retexture it as you want.

If you purchase a Commercial License the game will ask you for Debit Permissions so that it can make payouts. Also, the game will ask you for Link Permissions so it can rez and move the game pieces.

SPACE: If you purchase multiple Can’t Stop tables, they must be spaced at least 20m apart, to prevent interference.


FEATURES


HUD CONTROLS: The game table gives out free HUDs to all players

UNATTENDED PLAY: Having a host is not necessary. Players can start a game on their own at any time.

REMOTE CONTROL: A separate control unit lets you adjust, reset, and configure your game to your liking.

FREE UPGRADES: Upgrades can be delivered to you via your remote. Your purchase comes with free upgrades for the life of the product.

ASSET PROTECTION SYSTEM: Your Can’t Stop game unit is licensed and registered to you. If it is ever lost for any reason, you can get a new one, automatically. If your sim goes down or the asset server eats your entire inventory, you can replace your game with just one click.

Use your Can’t Stop remote to deliver new copies of the game directly to your inventory. You can keep as many unrezzed copies as you like. You never have to worry about losing the game due to a rez error. For more help on what your remote can do, wear it and say “/8 fullhelp”

If you wish to transfer the game, your license can be transferred to any other avatar free of charge.

Read all about it in the Asset Protection FAQ

TEAM PLAY: Buying a game gives you the right to make your own team. Get your friends to join and compete against other teams across the grid! You can name your team whatever you want.

If you already have a team (because you already own another Procyon game) then there’s no need to sign everyone up again.

SCOREBOARD: All Can’t Stop games are registered on a central server, and your scoreboard shows an up-to-date ranking of all players.

Touch your scoreboard to change its mode. In World mode, the board shows the top players in the world. In Local mode, only the people who have played on your board are shown. So you can see how you and your friends rank against each other, even if you aren’t a top player world-wide. Cycle mode switches between Local and World.

Scores are calculated differently in World and Local mode. Local scores are simpler. You get 50 points for each column you claim, and up to 10 points for each marker on the board, depending on how far you advanced.

World scoring is done through an algorithm based on Google’s PageRank. You can read more about it in the PlayProcyon blog.


HOW TO RUN A TOURNAMENT


  • Put your scoreboard in Local Mode.
  • Touch it, then click “Reset Local”. This resets everyone’s score to zero for the start of the tournament.
  • Let everyone play as much as they want. You can run your tournament for an hour or as long as a week. You don’t have to be there—every game will be recorded and scored.
  • At the end of your tournament, award prizes to the top names listed on your scoreboard.

Team mode shows the rankings for all teams.

VIDEO TUTORIAL Included with your game is a video prim that will play a 5-minute video teaching the game to new players. You must have video stream privileges on your land, and the prim must be owned by the land owner to work (so if the land is group-owned, it must be deeded to the group). The video is also available on YouTube

LICENSES

There are two Can’t Stop licenses. You can upgrade your license at any time for the difference in price.

PERSONAL LICENSE L$1999 For the solo player who just wants his own copy of the game, to play with friends. The personal license gives you a complete game, suitable for home use.

COMMERCIAL LICENSE L$2999 The Commercial License has everything the Personal License has, but also allows players to contribute to a pot. You can set a rake, a minimum bet, and also operate your unit in Free Play mode, additionally giving out prizes to the winners.