Even if you have already tested the previous version, this second beta has changed dramatically from the first and may be worth your while. Thanks! Okay. You guys tested the first beta and let me know all the technical issues. I've fixed most of them (a couple still elude me) and spent a great deal of my time focusing on the gameplay. The gameplay has been completely revamped (using the core mechanics that were already there), and this is mainly what I want feedback on this time around. Download the setup (~7MB) Screenshots: (same as last time around) 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 Notes: While beta 1 was released for technical testing (did it run? did it run well?), the comments about gameplay were mainly a sanity check. Many suggestions have been implimented, and a lot of time has gone into structuring the gaming experience to be pleasant and enjoyable. I still want to know about bugs, but my main concern now is with the new method of gameplay and the related difficulty and progression. PLEASE REMEMBER this is designed for the casual audience, SO IT IS GOING TO BE EASY! The tricky part for you to master will be knocking out high scores on the later levels. (If you're an advanced player, try playing "Endless" from level 11 up and try for scores of 150K+) Known Issues: Couple swapping bugs where jewels end up in odd places Presentation hasn't been changed much (clarified gaming rules and fixed the tutorials so you actually understand the game, this time) -- presentation comes next round (beta 3) Still only 3 songs (save you the huge download) Lenght of levels ramps up over time, but when it gets up there, it really gets up there! Upper levels can take 15-20 minutes (maybe more) to complete. As it stands, I'm handling the progression linearly, and it's far more suited for a curve. This is under works. I believe the speed problem has been destroyed. Please let me know if you were previously unable to run it, and now can. Also, please let me know how it runs on your sub 1GHz machine. Okay, I've said enough! Off with you!