Archive for the ‘Game Writing’ Category

“Dame Time: Ogden” Launches on Monday Sept 19th

9/13/22

As I mentioned in a previous blog post, I wrote the story bible, plot outline, and character dialogue for the video game Dame Time: Ogden.

Well, now that game has an official release date! It launches on Monday September 19th, 2022, as part of The Sandbox Alpha Season 3.

(The Sandbox is a virtual gaming world. You can find out more about it HERE.)

But that’s not all! Dame Time: Ogden also has its own website, which just went live.

And here’s the official description of the game, from the website’s home page:

“Play as basketball superstar Damian Lillard as his adventures unfold in the metaverse. In DameTime: 0gden, the adventure revolves around Damian’s time at his alma mater, and chronicles his run ins with the enigmatic Whisperer, who is intent on troubling Damian as much as possible! 

With the help of the Clockmaker and your demon friend, Anzu, you must solve puzzles, complete challenging parkour, and fight a slew of enemies as you learn about the mysterious L12 organization, and get to the bottom of The Whisperer’s plots!”

Dame Time: Ogden was developed by MetaVenture Studios, the gaming division of Grow Your Base. It’s a puzzle-filled adventure game, and it’s exclusive to the Sandbox Metaverse. I had a fantastic time working on this project, and I can’t wait for it to launch! 

For more information on Dame Time: Ogden, click HERE.

And click HERE to find out more info on The Sandbox Alpha Season 3.

 

 

Never Seen Before Lodestar Lore!

4/4/22

As I mentioned in a previous post, I wrote the scripts for a mobile game called eQuoo: The Next Generation: Lodestar. The game is available now on Google Play and the iOs App Store.

Each story in eQuoo: TNG takes place in a different historical era. When you play the game, you jump from century to century thanks to a portable time travel device called the Dial. And your mentor and guide in the game is a mysterious woman named Joy, who’s a member of the Lodestars, the secret order of time-jumping adventurers whose ranks you join when you first enter the game.

But who is Joy, really? What’s her origin story? And what’s the origin story behind the Dial? When was it first created? Who invented it?

Recently, I wrote a blog post for the eQuoo website which answers all of those questions. It’s titled “Lodestar Lore: The Story Behind eQuoo,” and you can check it out HERE.

Written as a letter from Joy to one of her fellow Lodestars, the “Lodestar Lore” blog post is a small slice of in-world fiction.

Hope you enjoy it!

Oh, and one more thing: the “Lodestar Lore” blog post and THIS blog post you’re currently reading were both illustrated by the game’s super-talented lead artist, Celia Rodriguez.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Creative Writing Life Podcast Interview

3/30/22

A few weeks ago, I was a guest on the Creative Writing Life podcast, where Justin Sloan & Paul Zeidman interviewed me about what it’s like writing books, games, & TV shows for kids.

You can check out the interview HERE

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2021 Interviews With Yours Truly!

10/19/21

Last month, I was interviewed by Rebecca Kaplan (no relation) for the geek culture site Comics Bookcase. During the interview, I talked about my career as a comic book writer and children’s author.

Around that same time, I was a guest on Jeramy Moore’s Storymakers podcast. This was a wide-ranging interview about my writing career.

And, just in case you missed them, here are some other press interviews with yours truly from earlier this year:

For Jurassic June (which happened in – wait for it – June), I was interviewed by Thomas Fishenden for the Jurassic Park Podcast. In this interview, I talked about the Jurassic Park and Jurassic World children’s books I’ve written. That interview was broken up into two parts. Part one is here, and part two is here.

In March, as part of WonderCon 2021, I was on a virtual panel that attempted to answer the question: “Who’s the most neurotic superhero?” The other panelists were Travis Langley, Leandra Parris, J.J. Sedelmeier, and R. Sikoryak. The panel was moderated by Danny Fingeroth. 

Also in March, David P. Levin hosted a panel discussion on his Pop Goes the Culture show to discuss the Disney Plus series WandaVision. I was one of the panelists. The other panelists were Danny Fingeroth, Ray Alma, Steve Van Patten, Adam Freeman, and special guest Fred Melamed, who played Vision’s boss in WandaVision.

And last but definitely not least, in February, I was a guest on the MulDiversity podcast, where I was interviewed by Jonita Davis, Mike Majett, Quamani Greer, Avia Knighten, Aaron M. Johnson, and Keisha Malone. During the interview, we discussed my career in comics, my work as a television comedy writer, and more.

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