Energy is eternal delight

So it is indeed.

The Infinite Ocean is on its way to (hopefully) finding a sponsor. I’m really happy with this new version; the spirit is the same, but it’s really a new game – and a better one, too. I’m not quite sure how to describe it; I’ve used terms like upgrade or update, which seem better than remake, but the difference between this game and the old one is not like the difference between v1.0 and v1.1 of a piece of software. I still make plenty of mistakes, but I’ve grown a lot as a writer and designer since 2003, and I think it shows. So wish me luck, everyone. If this works out, it will be the first of many new games.

Speaking of new games, I have not forgotten the Troll game. In fact, I recently figured out both the beginning and the end of the story, and it’s going to be great. It’s something really special. I’m really, really looking forward to this one. And it’s going to happen soon. The only question is how soon precisely, and in what format it will be released. It might be too big for Flash.

I might make another game first, because a series of elements have to come into place before we can make/finish the Troll game. (For example, our wonderful composer is getting married, and that is clearly a priority. I’m not letting anyone else make the music.) I have plenty of ideas, and with a bit of money coming in it will be much easier to realize them. So yeah. Maybe I’ll do a Gregory Weir-style one-game-a-month thing. Crazy, considering how long games usually take me, but not impossible.

It’s generally a pretty creative time. I’m working on lots of stuff, submitting stories (even a poem!), writing new things, and thinking about movies. At a recent gig, our friend and masterful musician Henning Goetzke actually played an instrumental piece of music for me, which was awesome beyond words (How often does someone play a song just for you? Sebastian, shut up, you’re making me jealous.), and my head is swimming with film ideas. We’ve wanted to work with Henning on a film for a long time now, and as soon as we have a bit of money (say, from flash games), it’s going to happen. Oh yeah. And it shall be awesome.

Verena has been ill for the last few days, which is why updates slowed down a little (she also had a wrist problem and couldn’t type for a while before that), but she has begun a series of reviews of Doctor Who episodes over at Commentarium. The first review, of the episode Rose, is now out.

And now I shall take a break from working and play Might & Magic 6 with my wife. Yay for couples who play computer games together!

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