Sunday, October 26, 2014

Novels! Video Games! Crowd-funding!

It has been a long, long while since I last posted. So, a few updates:

My family and I are doing well. We've moved across the country, and travelled across the country a number of times with work (speaking with investors, etc.). As a result of some pretty direct divine influence, we are able to and will be launching an equity crowdfunding campaign for our company on Fundable (accredited investors only).

My wife has also launched a beard shampoo campaign on Kickstarter!

I've also become involved in a few other, future-revenue-generating activities, including:

A novel about hydro-punk gnomes discovering the New World. (Giant eels! Exploding harpoons! Manatees!)

Yes, this was a direct inspiration for it. One of my favorite novels: 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea.
But I think you'll find it is only inspired by, and not an imitation of, Verne's story about Captain Nemo; there's a lot more revolution in mine. 

A novel about social apotheosis in the far future vs. pre-apotheothic groups. (Stars! Love! Nanotech! Bio-forming!)

Stars! Love! Nanotech! Bio-forming! Asteroid missiles!

And, two video game projects:

One that I'll call "Nights," which is a retro-JRPG style inspired by ChronoTrigger (which looks like the following):

ChronoTrigger: One of the best RPGS of all time. Yeah, we have aspirations.


DPOTS: (The acronym of which will be revealed at a future date). DPOTS is a retro-parody game inspired by the 80s and 90s.

Here's a sneak preview!

Why retro style games? Why, because they are cheaper to create of course! And, because they are somewhat simpler programmatically. I am not a programmer by training, but I am learning; if you are interested, here is a tutorial game I just finished making. Download both files into some folder on your computer, and then click the .html file to bring up a web browser so you can play it. (Roll the ball, collect the cubes).

All these projects are proceeding apace; I wrote three scenes for the gnome project, and settled on an engine for DPOTS and began the training for it. Nights is a collaboration, for which I need to recontact my collaborator and get the ball rolling again.

Till next time!


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