Whelp, it’s been an era since you heard from me. Winter came and went and now we’re in the middle of summer. Sorry about the silence. Let’s get a quick blurb of what I’m catching up on and where we’re going next.
Just updating you on life, what I’ve been into and how things are going. Thanks for the 400K views. 🙂
(I’ll have some big written blurb at one point, don’t worry).
Finally wrapped up the production early this morning! You are now free to listen to the drama to your heart’s content. Go ahead and visit the project page below.
Likewise, if your heart so desires to tote this MP3 around with you for your phone when you’re bundled in for the evening, you may download a high-quality, 320kbps version of the drama by signing up to my mailing list! Not only will you receive the MP3, you’ll also get a special-edited eBook edition of my short horror novella, The Haunting of Rotherwood as well.
Despite my ongoing situation of getting full-time employment in the IT/graphic design/game development field, I still plod away at my projects at some pace or the other. Some faster than others, some frequently hitting the back burner for weeks at a time.
This is one of those projects that went a bit slower, but thankfully was short so it wouldn’t take more than 6 months to complete. >.>;;
Just a quick announcement to let you know that Dawnstar got submitted to Steam Greenlight. I’m approximately about a month to six weeks away from completion of the final product, having just finished coding up to the first “big” mission. There’s approximately four of those left, the ending, the outro, and then a splice that would lead to a next episode.
So please do show your support by voting for Dawnstar to be released on Steam. Despite whatever happens over there, I will be releasing the game on my website and other channels that will allow the game to be distributed on. The link is here:
Dawnstar is hitting Steam Greenlight! Great thanks to Chelsea Cook for the trailer voice. Announcement following in a few days.
As the blog slowly gets back on track, I unveil a short-term project for this early part of summer to entertain you! I know a portion of my readers are gamers of some sort, and in a special project digging into my past, I’m releasing a set of interviews I did with a few game developers and artists from the 90’s and 2000’s.
Many of these guys are people who made the games I loved when I grew up. Some are obscure “shareware” games, some are other semi-popular titles you may recognize. A few are some modern developers that have forayed into the modern world making games. As I have moved on and seen little or no information about the people behind them, I made an effort myself to delve into the history of the people and the games they made.
You can consider it a partial historical preservation project, genuinely interested in the people who made these games. I uncover how game design was back in the day, what the average developer faced and the stories behind how these actual games were created and worked on.
My list of guests include:
- John Hattan – The Code Zone (24 Games Pack)
- Adam Pedersen – Jetpack
- Chuck Sommerville – Chuck’s Challenge, Chip’s Challenge
- Parley S. Neely – Lunar BBall, historical puzzle games
- Petite Games (William) – Midnight, Destronauts, Wii Game Developer
- Walk Bilofsky – Original founder of The Software Toolworks
- Scott A. Murray – Missile Master developer
- Shane Watson – Artist, Fantasy Flight games, Space Empires
- Steven Hugg – Comet Busters
- Petter Henrikson – ClusterTruck developer
- Louis Carrozzi – Far Gate developer
- Dan Froelich – Solar Winds & Jungle Jill musician
(List is subject to change based on availability)
Okay, guys. First week of April is here, and I think I’m finally back on schedule. Last weekend’s blog serial will be posted on Monday and the second episode this upcoming Friday at its appointed time. I’m amassing content once again so this should flow smoothly.
In case you hadn’t picked it up, I’ll post the official schedule that I’m working with so you know what to count on:
- Reviews = Mondays, 12PM: I do a report on a book, game, item or such and give you an opinion on it.
Storytime = Thursdays, 6 PM: I reach into my life experience and share a story of some sort with you.
Blog Serial = Fridays, 12PM: I pen a fictional story about Heather, a troubled, clingy and anxious girl who has a tendency to tangle with the paranormal. Set in the same universe as “Endless Sky” and after the main story.
Tutorials = TBA: I’ve been asked, told and been piling up some tutorials for various things in the last year. These are too hectic to post every week, so they will be posted once monthly. Have not decided on a date, but as soon as I finish one for posting I’ll let you know (and update this entry)
Other Topics = As Needed: There are smaller various topics I’ll post from time to time. Smaller fiction pieces, announcements, life happenings and so on. These are random and sporadic, not set to a firm schedule.
In other happenings, I’ll be looking into changing the template for my site at some point. I’ve had some users complain that the text is not enlargeable on an iPad and makes it hard to read, especially my blog serial. I’ll definitely be looking to resolve this so I don’t lose my reader base. I do listen to your suggestions!
After a long and stressful battle with attempting to get this edited and the delays with no results, I finally am at a point that I believe that I’m happy with it after doing what I should’ve done in the first place, edit it myself. With great joy I’m pleased to announce that The Haunting of Rotherwood was released onto Amazon and Smashwords today, which will filter down to most major retailers in the next couple of days. I’ve also gotten it up on Gumroad, too! I’m overjoyed and relieved that my first solo 20,000+ word fiction piece is finally available for people to read and check out.
I sincerely do regret that this wasn’t ready for you to read around Halloween of last year. At least you now know the story behind my banner image of the two girls around the guy with the lamp. 🙂 Enjoy!
Hey guys, hope your week is going well!
I’ve been working on this for a little bit, and I am now unveiling this for release. I’m starting a weekly blog serial that you guys can enjoy – for free!
Set in the same universe/setting as “Voyage Across the Endless Sky”, the story follows after Heather, a young woman who’s had a painful background and is looking for someplace to plant her own two feet. Haunted by the nightmares of her past, she starts to grow close to the main character cast, primarily Elizabeth, Janus and Tau’mi. (A more detailed info page will be up within the week regarding character names and backgrounds, so keep an eye out for that!)
The series is variety, sometimes happy go lucky, sometimes horrific and spine-chilling. The story is more of a fiction piece similar to my Michiko Bates book, but each installment does feature an illustration in style of the Endless Sky storybook! That way you get the best of both worlds.
The first episode will unveil Friday Feb 5th, and will be released every Friday from then on. Each “story” lasts approximately 4 episodes, so each month brings a new tale.
Enjoy, and have a great week!