For april 1st you tried a little too hard, you could of really had people going in the belief of a new 'bard's tale', but yeah... fail.
I'm pretty sure they didn't expect anyone to take this seriously for more than a couple of seconds.
This was absolutely brilliant. I wish more April's Fools jokes were actually funny like this instead of just mean.
Edit: I just saw the "Developer's diary" video. That guy is just hilarious, I love it how he constantly changes accent.
April fools is not about being cruel nor technically about being 'funny' it's about showing what gullible fools human beings are.
How you do that is by intricately misdirecting and misleading people subtly so they jump to conclusions that are false that for example they might try to pass off onto others as truth.
Without this necessary quality it becomes a moot point whether it's an April fools day joke or not.
People must trip up on their 'fact', to hence experience the humiliation associated with realizing they were so easily mislead and thus be humbled by the joke.