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Title Screen


Developer: Micro Imagineering
Publisher: Varcon Systems
Platform: Mac OS Classic
Released internationally: July 1992

DevMessageIcon.png This game has a hidden developer message.
ItemsIcon.png This game has unused items.
TextIcon.png This game has unused text.

The Mac's answer to the Game Gear's answer to Tetris.

To do:
Shareware/retail differences.


In August 1992, "T.j." inquired on comp.sys.mac.games about an unused jewel visible in version 1.0's resource fork. Programmer Rodney Jacks explained:

The oval green jewel (peridot) you're referring to was removed
from the game at the last minute.  It may return again with some
new and unusual characteristics (hint ;-)
Jewelbox (Mac OS Classic) - 2.0.2 Peridot.gif    Although the peridot was given a 'twinkle out' animation along with every other gem in version 2.0, it still didn't show up in gameplay.

Elementary, my dear Cactus.
This needs some investigation.
Discuss ideas and findings on the talk page.
Specifically: Were the "unusual characteristics" ever implemented?

Sell Screen

Jewelbox (Mac OS Classic) - 2.0.2 Demo.png

DLOG 136 is left over from a demo.

Hidden Text

The 2.0 owner resource contains a copyright notice far too long to appear in the Get Info box:

Jewelbox 2.0.1
Copyright © 1992-1993, Micro Imagineering.
All Rights Reserved.

** Warning **
All code, artwork and sounds are copyrighted.
If you use any of these resources in your applications, you are violating Federal copyright law!

What appears there instead, care of a "vers" resource, is a much friendlier message.

Have Fun!