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“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.

 

 

Dame Time: Ogden

8/21/22

Recently, I wrote the story bible, the plot outline, and all of the character dialogue for the video game Dame Time: Ogden, developed by MetaVenture Studios, the gaming division of Grow Your Base. Dame Time: Ogden is a puzzle-filled adventure game, it’s exclusive to the Sandbox Metaverse, and it will drop as part of the Sandbox Alpha Season 3, which launches on Wednesday August 24th, 2022.

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

But I know why you’re REALLY here. You’re here to see the trailer for Dame Time: Ogden, aren’t you? Well, here it is:

And here’s the official description of the game:

Dame Time: Ogden is an escape room and obstacle course adventure game, which also includes elements of fighting, platforming, parkour, and action. It is a narrative-driven game that mixes genres and also includes several ‘Easter Egg’ collectibles to find.

The player experiences the game through the eyes of US basketball star Damian Lillard, aka ‘Dame,’ while he is attending Weber State University in Ogden, Utah on a basketball scholarship.

After his harrowing exploits in Oakland, Damian arrives at college and is rejoined by some familiar faces – like the Clockmaker and Anzu, the cute demon helper.

Damian is attending Weber State University in Ogden, Utah on a basketball scholarship. This scholarship is one of the last sports programs available in this alternative universe dubbed ‘The Unfinished World’ – a world dominated by half-finished buildings covered in scaffolding – the product of an advanced but collapsed economy. Damian once again runs into the enigmatic Whisperer, who seems determined to cause as much trouble for Damian as possible, as he discovers just how much influence and power the Whisperer wields.

While exploring hidden passageways and mysterious secrets below the campus, Damian uncovers another abandoned lab yielding more information about Dominic Hatch, the mysterious ‘L12 organization,’ and evidence of strange happenings on the moon.

Can Damian get to the bottom of the Whisperer’s plots and uncover the truth about L12? Are they connected? Where on Earth will this rabbit hole lead him next?”

For more info on Dame Time: Ogden, go HERE.  

And to find out more about The Sandbox Alpha Season 3, go HERE.

 

 

Minions Sticker Art Puzzles Book

8/20/22

Hey! Do you like Minions? Do you like stickers? Do you like art? Do you like puzzles? Do you like all of the above? If so, boy are you in luck! I wrote the Minions Sticker Art Puzzles Book, and it’s out now from Thunder Bay Press. You can learn more about the book HERE.

I’ve also written two other Sticker Art Puzzles books for TBP: the Nightmare Before Christmas SAP Book, and the Golden Girls SAP Book. Both books are available now. 

Speaking of that last book, a while back Claire Sewell interviewed me for her website, The Golden Girls Fashion Corner. In the interview, I talked to Claire about what it was like writing the Golden Girls Sticker Art Puzzles Book. You can read the interview HERE.

And I talked about the Nightmare Before Christmas Sticker Art Puzzles Book in a previous blog post. Check it out!

 

Grandpa’s Deep-Space Diner

4/26/22

Recently, I wrote a short story called “It’s Hard To Be A Food Critic Who’s Also A Sin-Eater!”

It was published in an anthology called Grandpa’s Deep-Space Diner, which is out now!

The book was edited by Jessica Augustsson and published by the folks at JayHenge Publishing.

As you might be able to tell from the title, “It’s Hard to Be…” is about a food critic who’s also a sin-eater. The story is written as a restaurant review.

Hope you enjoy it!

Grandpa’s Deep-Space Diner is a collection of food-related sci-fi and speculative fiction.

Here’s how Jessica describes the book:

“My grandpa had a drive-in diner in Rupert, Idaho in the 60s called Chuck’s In-and-Out. It was well known and all the kids went there. My aunt served the burgers (sans roller-skates—Grandma put a stop to that notion!) and Grandma made the best french fry sauce in the galaxy. Grandpa taught me that food, from the production to the preparation to the partaking, could be a simple personal pleasure or a means of bringing groups together in a shared meal. From growing produce in a magical garden, to serving up an exotic burger in an interstellar mall, join us in the delightful, delectable, and sometimes dismal flavors of these speculative fiction food stories!”

Find out more HERE.

Please contact me if you want to use this for any reason. arie@ariekaplan.com