Gigacrawler intro – please comment.

It is the last age of the universe. The space between planets is now filled with tunnels of stone, glass, metal, and stranger materials. This may be because of hyper-urbanization and eons of alchemical warfare. It may be that our ancestors uploaded themselves into software, and what we call the universe is produced by a now-corrupted program. It may be that God is senile.

Around twenty years ago, the repeated cities appeared, apparently all at once and throughout the entire universe. The repeating cities are identical copies of particular settlements: the 19th century frontier town of Black Creek Wyoming; the first city, Ur, with its alien ‘gods’; Atlantis at the height of its power; and the greatest city of the Age of Three Suns, Telelee.

Gigacrawler is a paragraph-based, single-player adventure game. Player-characters may attempt to find the true origin of the state of the universe; they may quest for true love; or they may merely try to make their fortune.

Vaporware? [UPDATE: Sort of.]

I sent the first part of the game I’m writing to the guy who commissioned it. However I haven’t heard back from him, even after sending a follow-up email a while later. So I’m thinking maybe he’s abandoned or changed his idea.

That’s a shame, but at least I got some money in advance, and I can use some of the ideas in my Gigacrawler game.

UPDATE: The guy just got in touch with me, and told me ‘the business model has changed’–it seems like maybe he’s writing the content himself. Anyway I’m surplus to requirements as suspected 🙁

I’m still here.

I thought I hadn’t posted for a couple of weeks. Turns out it’s more like a month.

Anyway I haven’t been idle in that time.

I was hoping to have Ideas and Inspiration… volume 2 at least in editing, if not finished, by now. However the person who promised to edit it for me has said they can’t. So the whole thing’s been pushed back at least three months.

I finished the first part of the game I’m working on, and sent it off to the guy who hired me. I’m waiting on his feedback.

The latest part of My Name Is John Carter is scheduled to be published reasonably soon.

I’m not going to properly start the Gigacrawler game (which will be pen-and-paper) until I finish the (computer) game above. However I have 30,000 words of a previous unfinished game which will serve as a first draft.

Similarly, I’m probably not going to start Anarchist Prince of Mars (Pride and Prejudice and Zombies-like mashup novel) until I have at least one current project finished.