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06 Jul 2017 23:43 #1 by IsraeliRD
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The Platinum Team is proud to announce the release of PlatinumQuest, the long awaited modification to Marble Blast! This new mod takes over Marble Blast Platinum in both name and title as the new official mod of MarbleBlast.com.

Through almost 8 years of development, PlatinumQuest has seen two separate development teams as it slowly came to fruition. This highly anticipated update contains more than 130 new and exciting levels, as well as dozens of new features. PlatinumQuest is the largest addition to the Marble Blast genre and we're sure you'll appreciate the work that went into it.

As you may have guessed by the name of this update, PlatinumQuest requires players to beat levels and special challenges in order to progress further through the game, as well as unlock unique Bonus levels. While PlatinumQuest aims to be easier than its predecessor, there are still mind-boggling challenges that will stump even the experts!

Included in this update is a massive upgrade to the base engine of the game, allowing players to select graphical enhancements including marble reflection, texture quality, animated backgrounds and more! Additionally, we've added improved joystick support for Xbox controllers which even work for several of the game menus. Users who enjoy making levels will find several major enhancements to the Level Editor, as well as several cosmetic changes. All levels also have a neat camera preview system, allowing you to showcase the level itself. The level select screen has been greatly modified and now shows many levels at once, giving you an easy way to find and select the level you want to play.

PlatinumQuest adds several major gameplay features, including new Powerups, a Hint system (available to Custom levels as well), general tips and trivia, as well as a new level progression system. This system requires players to beat previous levels (for the main game levels) as well as more specific challenges that unlock Bonus levels. There is much, much more in PlatinumQuest than can be covered here, so be sure to play and explore it thoroughly!

However, with all of these exciting new features, our minimum system requirements have changed, and now require:

  • Windows 7 or later / macOS 10.7 or later
  • DirectX 10 hardware:
    • GeForce 8000 series or higher
    • AMD Radeon 2000 series or higher
    • Intel HD 3000 or higher
    • Note that you may have to run on lower graphical settings depending on your hardware.
  • 2GB of free disk space
  • Internet connection is required for online play
  • Mac users need to install an Xbox controller driver for Xbox controller support

We hope you enjoy PlatinumQuest as much as we have working on it!
- The Platinum Team


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06 Jul 2017 23:54 #2 by obee58
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I HAVE BEEN WAITING ALL DAY

PQ THERe

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07 Jul 2017 00:13 #3 by Visability
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Man, after so many times of refreshing these forums, it's finally online again :P I'm downloading PQ right now, I can not wait...

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07 Jul 2017 08:03 #4 by RDs.The-dts-guy
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YES it is done, PHYSICS have been defeated and PQ is released.


Gonna crack open a cold one with the boys now and return to fixing all tiny errors on pq shapes. =D

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AWESOME time HINT : When making PQ level place your custom interiors and textures in platinum/data/interiors_pq/custom
makes life easier for you and everyone else :)
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07 Jul 2017 12:32 #5 by FK99
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THANKS FOR MAKING MY SOUND SUGGESTION COME TRUE!!!
Also, the mod is awesome :cheer:

I didn't expect you to extend this to the gem sounds and checkpoint sounds, but I like it. Here's a little idea from me, though: in Hunt levels, perhaps the gem sounds should be tuned higher if the value of the gem is higher. I'm thinking up a major second for yellow gems, up a perfect fifth for blue gems, and up an octave for platinum gems. Otherwise, again, this is AWESOME!
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07 Jul 2017 15:18 #6 by ThisNameIsLongSoICanShowMySwag
ThisNameIsLongSoICanShowMySwag replied the topic: Welcome to PlatinumQuest!
Totally worth waiting eight years. Congratulations on completing what is arguably the best creation in the history of the game. You've turned the basic game known as Marble Blast Gold into something absolutely unbelievable. Thank you so much to everyone who took part in this masterpiece.
But now for the big question: Now what?

On a side note, Matan has stolen the top spot from hPerks for the most thank you's on one post. Nicely done. ;)

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07 Jul 2017 15:53 #7 by jeffrb
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jeff finished a project :O

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07 Jul 2017 17:40 #8 by AGEdude
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I couldn't be happier! It's been such a long wait! Prepare yourselves for the Marble Blast Renaissance!

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07 Jul 2017 21:34 #9 by Buzzmusic
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Totally impressed. Once I was able to play this I sped through most of the levels in the tutorial, beginner, and intermediate categories, and now I'm hopping through the advanced and expert levels too. It's all so wonderfully smooth and addicting. Plus the visuals are just awe-inspiring, I LOVE the atmosphere all over PQ. So beautiful, especially all the levels Uil and 3Folder brought to the table. And the gameplay has sO much variety. It's insane how much new and inventive gameplay material is packed into PQ.:lol: :lol: And even though I worked with the Platinum Team for some time a while back, the finished product still left me with so much new stuff I never would've imagined. I'll be playing the heck outta this for a long time <3 <3 <3

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07 Jul 2017 23:36 #10 by Evoker
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And we mustn't forget your wonderful contribution to this mod either, Buzz :) The more classical tracks were much needed, and all the other ones you did are awesome too!

Been playing a ton of PQ today. All the levels are rather replayable - I'm really having a blast. Plus, managed to gain some WRs in later levels (they'll probably only last a few hours tho haha). In all seriousness, this is an exciting development to Marble Blast. I'm very excited!!

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08 Jul 2017 02:28 #11 by Technostar
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This is the kind of excellence we were all hoping for! Kudos to the entire Platinum team for their amazing work and for an experience that has been a load of fun to play through!

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08 Jul 2017 06:27 #12 by Xedron
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I want to take a moment to thank the fabulous development team that put years of work into creating this masterpiece. Even with the amount of hype surrounding this mod, I NEVER would've expected to be this blown away by all the new features, levels, and graphics. You all deserve it. I've played through most of the levels, I'm really glad you guys took the criticism you got from MBP's gameplay and created some great stuff.

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08 Jul 2017 16:49 #13 by Alexis
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It was supposed to come out in 2013 when the project started wasn't it lol? Whatever I'm very glad to see that PQ is finally released, i will try it ASAP, and congratz to the team :)

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09 Jul 2017 23:59 #14 by Pablo
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Very excited to see this! I want to thank everyone involved in finalizing PQ for release so that the whole team's work can finally be enjoyed.
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24 Jul 2017 22:32 #15 by LeonTheIcyWave
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Thanks you guys for this, I've been waiting for it since 5ever!

Finally have the chance to play it, such a fun game! ^_^

Keep on the good work guys!

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