Recently, I was a guest on the Sequential Crush podcast, hosted by author and comics historian Jacque Nodell. We talked about my writing career, my creative influences, and more. I had a fantastic time talking to Jacque, and I hope you enjoy listening to the episode!
Here’s Jacque’s description of the episode, from the Sequential Crush site:
“Join me for the first Sequential Crush podcast interview with writer Arie Kaplan. Arie has written for it all — TV, comics, magazines, and books, and he doesn’t show any signs of slowing down. Arie shares how he broke into pop culture writing, how he made a move from intern to professional, and he divulges his inspirations, faves, and dream projects.”
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.
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.