What the hell is this, you might ask, and why hasn’t Jonas told us about it? Well, dear readers, this is a screenplay. More specifically, this is a screenplay I have uploaded to Amazon Studios to participate in their monthly contest, which is being guest judged by my favourite writer of all time. Which, I realize, means nothing in terms of my chances to win – but somehow it galvanized me into writing this script. A script which I am actually rather proud of, even though I’m sure it can use a couple of small revisions here and there.
I’d like you to read it. If you’ve enjoyed my work, you should enjoy this; even though it’s only a script, you should be able to imagine the movie I would make out of this.
Don’t be put off by the fact that it’s a script. Really. The story is right there. Trust me. Especially if you enjoyed The Infinite Ocean or Phenomenon 32.
But remember that I want you to read it, not proofread it. I’m not looking for criticism; or, to be more precise, I don’t want you to read it with that mindset. Read it as a story told by a writer you like. Let it transport you. Take the words and make images in your mind.
After you’ve read it, and if you enjoyed it, I would like to ask you to write something positive about it on Amazon Studios. I know it’ll take a few moments, and taking a few moments is usually something none of us feel like doing on the internet (and I’m not excluding myself from that!), but it would really make a difference. If you’re visiting this website – and there’s several hundred people who do that on a regular basis – then you probably like what I write. This is a chance to help me get closer to being able to tell more stories. You know I’m not in it for the money or the fame, or I wouldn’t be making the kinds of games that I make. I have a lot more stories to tell, and in this small way you can help me do that. I’d appreciate it. (But only if you really read the script and liked it!)
Anyway. A strange planet awaits you. Go explore it.