Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Wednesday Rants: January Edition

Greetings Fellow Readers! Welcome to the first Wednesday Rants of 2015. I don't want to waste too much time so let's get started.

[Arcana Magi 5th Season]

I really want to thank all of my fellow readers for being so patient this month with the change of Schedule. 'Arcana Magi Zero Chapter 4' will be released this Friday and chapter next Friday. Now that I have overcome last weeks amazing venture for Splatterbomb™, I am now focusing on 'Arcana Magi'. I know it has been a very slow season, but I am getting the chapters done as planned. Next month we will be returning to 'Arcana Magi Memorial' with the 5th Volume of the series and see what Azure and company are up to.

Again thank you for all your patience.


The game development has reached its peak. I have had very successful playtests the past couple of Saturdays and wonderful turnout at NYC Arcade at Microsoft in Manhattan. The spine of the game mechanics are at 100% and fully functional. I did make a submission but it did not result in publishing, but at least I learned a little from the publisher regarding the game. So at this point, the game's development is now focused on trying to open up the game because it is too tight and neatly package that it kind of stunts the game in terms of flexible gameplay. Basically players will just do the same thing over and over with each playthrough rather than seeing more of what game can offer.

As for the story itself, well I made a video outlining the premise, but it is still conceptual in nature. The reason I haven't written a story yet is because of the game's rules. I feel it would be bad on my part to introduce the game and the rules in the story does not reflect the rules of the actual game, regardless of the aesthetics of the story. I am also thinking of writing a Comic Book script for 'Splatterbomb™' primarily because I think writing in text may not convey what the game is about. I may be able to pull it off, but with a comic book you have the visual of what the parts of the game is about and what the world in totality looks like. I intend to make this more a comedy rather than a drama. Mainly because I am kind of tired of the dark, grim, gritty, moody settings of today's fiction, plus considering the premise of the story, well... we already have the high octane dramas of 'The Hunger Games' and 'Maze Runner', so yeah, I totally want to go all in with a comedy. Plus 'Splatterbomb' is about splattering paint, that in of itself should be presented as fun and the character themselves should have fun playing it and not worry about dying or getting killed.

Also don't forget to pick up Peanut Butter Jelly (Splatterbomb™ Theme) on Bandcamp and visit Alyssa Menes on her website. Both links are on the sidebar to the left.


This is going to be a very unpredictable year given my life situation, but I have 'Arcana Magi' Season 5 and
'Splatterbomb™' to hold me up, but hopefully I can more announcements as the year rolls on so that cool things can happen. I look forward to another year of entertaining all of you, my fellow readers. May your 2015 be fulfilling and successful as well.

This Saturday is another 4P-Playtest session by NYC-PLaytest members, swing on by and try out
'Splatterbomb™'. It will be at Whole Foods in Tribeca, just a few blocks from 1 World Trade Center.

Until Next Time...

See ya.

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