Friday, 12 February 2016

Gamebook Friday: Alice's Nightmare in Wonderland reviews

1,576 people have liked Alice's Nightmare in Wonderland Facebook page, 284 joined the Facebook group, and 238 people backed the Kickstarter​. It currently has 20 reviews on Amazon.

Keep 'em coming people! After all, if we sell enough copies maybe I'll be able to get started on my next re-imagining of a classic later this year.

Tuesday, 9 February 2016

Nothing says I love you like...

Alice's Nightmare in Wonderland
A dark, steampunk re-imagining of a Victorian classic.

Several years after the events of Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass, Alice finds herself back in Wonderland and called upon to save the world of playing cards and talking animals from the increasingly deranged Queen of Hearts. But all is not as it first appears in the fluctuating dream world and soon Alice is battling to save herself from the nightmare that is rapidly overtaking the realm.

The Ulysses Quicksilver Omnibus Vol. 2
The dark heart of the empire exposed!

In his ongoing adventures in the services of Queen and Empire, Ulysses Quicksilver – hero and dandy – begins to uncover the corruption and decay in his beloved Britannia. This worthy tome collects three tales of desperation: Evolution Expects
Blood Royal
Dark Side

You Are The Hero
A History of Fighting Fantasy Gamebooks.

Part history, part celebration, You Are The Hero chronicles more than three decades of Fighting Fantasy. This mighty tome will appeal to anyone who ever wiled away a washed-out summer holiday with only two dice, a pencil, and an eraser for company.

Tie-in Tuesday: Shakespeare Vs Cthulhu*

I received a rather curious email from Kickstarter yesterday. It read:

"Just wanted to drop you a line to say we really love your project, Shakespeare Vs Cthulhu!
We love it so much, in fact, that we featured it on our blog today."
Shakespeare Vs Cthulhu was fortunate enough to be promoted by Kickstarter during its run, being a Project They Love, and featuring on the Publishing projects page. My first thought was, it's all well and good giving the project a plug now, but it funded a week ago. Then I clicked on the link...

Shakespeare Vs Cthulhu has featured on Kickstarter's 'The First 100,000 Funded Kickstarter Projects in 100 Numbers' blog post. Check out #73-#75 on the list:

In other words, out of the 100,000 projects funded via Kickstarter so far, Shakespeare Vs Cthulhu has been singled out for individual attention. Not bad, I say. Not bad at all.

* If Shakespeare Vs Cthulhu isn't tie-in fiction, then I don't know what is!

Monday, 8 February 2016

Thought for the Day

"Success is 1% talent and 99% hard work." 

~ Albert Einstein

Friday, 5 February 2016

Gamebook Friday: Herald of Oblivion on Steam

My Warhammer 40,000 gamebook Herald of Oblivion, which was turned into an app by Tin Man Games, is now available on Steam, where it has been receiving plenty of thumbs-up, which is nice.

This one made me smile and reminded me of a review I read recently of the Alice's Nightmare in Wonderland Colouring Book which claimed it was a story book because it had some words in it (probably less than 1,000 in all, so a pretty undemanding story book).

However, my favourite review is probably this one...

You can download Herald of Oblivion for the device of your choosing here.

Monday, 1 February 2016

Shakespeare Vs Cthulhu has funded on Kickstarter!

Thank you, to everyone, who has backed the Shakespeare Vs Cthulhu Kickstarter, blogged about it, retweeted my tweets, liked my Facebook posts, and generally supported the project.
The Kickstarter ran for 43 days and in the end attracted 219 backers, raising 126% of its original funding goal, meaning that it will include some illustrations. 

We didn't quite make the second Stretch Goal, but once the dust has settled I will have another look at the figures and see what I can do.
Now the hard work really begins, for the contributing authors and myself at least, but the good news is that a number of stories are already finished. 
But for now... To sleep, perchance to dream...
"The rest is silence." ~ Hamlet, Hamlet.