So for the last few months I’ve been hunkered away getting a new project started, and the first installment is now live.
It’s a work of serialized interactive fiction, with regular installments (give or take a little leeway considering I have three year old twins and a full time job). Here’s the description of Feu de Joie:
“A freelance QA specialist has started archiving an unusual project online that he has been working on. A mysterious company named BUCOLIC ehf, a “digital literature publisher”, is developing an interactive version of Lord Dunsany’s collection of essays about World War One, Unhappy, Far-Off Things. (Lord Dunsany is probably best known as the fantasist who was an early influence on Lovecraft.) Each essay in the collection is being tested as a “Session.” But something is not quite right with the first one.”
So I’m really excited about this as it gets off the ground, working with a completely different cadence (both creative and publishing) than I’m used to.
I’ve also started a Patreon to help support this project. It is the first project that I’ve done where crowdfunding seemed to make sense, and Patreon seemed like a perfect fit for episodic content like this. It also gives a way for supporters interested in the project to deepen their involvement with it in some cool ways. Check it out if you’re interested.