The Dizzywood Look Book and Fashion Cam

The Dizzywood Look Book and Fashion Cam

One of the most popular things to do in Dizzywood was to try on all the different fashion and clothing items in the game. Many items were rare and only rewarded as quest items. Others could be purchased with coins in one of the several stores found throughout Dizzywood (Groomfur’s in Canal City was a favorite). One of the earliest fashion features was the Dizzywood Fashion Cam, which let you take a snapshot of your style and save the image to your computer for sharing with friends. A later feature of the game was the Dizzywood Look Book, which allowed players to store their favorite “looks” for immediate recall. What was your favorite look in Dizzywood? Share your fashion memories in the comments...
Dizzywood Concept Art

Dizzywood Concept Art

Did you know that there’s an entire album of the original concept art for Dizzywood on Flickr? Yes, all of the initial sketches for the design of the world were produced by the incredibly talented artist, Jake Parker. Jake went on to do some amazing things in illustration and animation, including work on the well-known animated movies Ice Age 3 and Rio. Actually, we’re kind of thrilled that he still features all his Dizzywood work on his portfolio page. Check out the Environments section to see some of the early sketches for the lands that eventually showed up in the game, such as the Explorer’s Camp and Canal City. You’ll even see some amazing things that never quite made it into the game, including an incredible car-racing track. Here are some of our favorite pieces of the original concept art sketches for Dizzywood. Early character sketch for Dizzywood. Early sketch of the underwater portion of Canal City. One of the wagons in Presto’s Grove. Balloon-powered airships arrive in Dizzywood. The Clock Plaza district in Dizzywood’s Canal...

Panoramas From the Past

Dizzywood was made up of several different areas to explore and over the years, many were added. Some, such as Presto’s Grove and Presto’s Edge, were even changed radically during the course of the game. When you were walking through Dizzywood, however, you were usually limited to a small area in your field of view, and could never see the entire area on screen. Sometime in 2008, we produced panoramic views of some of the more popular areas in Dizzywood. Take a look at the images below. What was your favorite area in Dizzywood? Drop us a comment...
Happy New Year 2014

Happy New Year 2014

Happy New Year, Dizzywood fans! It’s wonderful to know that even though the original Dizzywood game has been shut down for several years, so many people keep returning to this web site each day to check in and see if there’s any news about the game. It’s amazing to think that the first planning for Dizzywood began just over eight years ago! Over the years there have been many rumors about the return of Dizzywood, and while the virtual world we all knew and loved is gone for good, some of us are still kicking around ideas behind the scenes to see if Dizzywood might return in some way, shape or form (hint: think iPad!) There’s no real news yet: just some ideas. Perhaps 2014 will be the year! In the meantime, keep your eyes peeled on this blog for a great trip down memory lane as we celebrate the Dizzywood of the past while we dream of the possibilities for the...

Happy St. Patrick’s Day

Happy St. Patrick’s Day, everyone. St. Patrick’s Day was always a very festive holiday in Dizzywood. The reclusive leprechaun would visit Dizzywood, carrying a pot o’ gold that would give out gold to anyone who could find it. The mischievous leprechaun was also known to use the special rainbow emote power to celebrate the holiday in style. What are your favorite memories of St. Patrick’s Day in...