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Introducing Tea-Powered Games

For the past few months, I’ve been keeping busy with a couple of different writing projects. I published A Sincere Attempt at Writing Tales of Moran in May, wrote a few short stories, and then stuck to flash fiction on a weekly basis. I would love to have more than 200 words per week for you, but at the moment I have two writing projects going on that are demanding more of my attention.

The first is a fantasy novel/la that I’ve been planning for the past two months or so. I’m still in the ‘iron out characters, setting and plot’ stage, so there’s still a lot of work to be done. All I can say at the moment is that the goal is a story (novel or novella depending on how long it ends up being) with multiple main characters, and a fantasy world that contains magic, but has many similarities to our present-day world – no medieval fantasy here. Although if you happen to be in the mood for some right now, feel free to go on a diversion and come back in a bit.

The second and most important reason is that Destina (from Turn Based Living) and I have formed our own games company, Tea-Powered Games (website to come in the near future). Yes, I had no small hand in choosing the name. And I am a bit obsessed with tea. Anyway, as a budding writer and game designer, we’re aiming for games with a strong link between narrative and mechanics, and aiming to have our first major game released within 18 months. Now that we have an artist and a programmer on board, we will be working on this full-time (or in my case, since I have an unrelated full-time job for another few months, I will spend every moment I’m not working or writing the novel/la on this).

Not that this is an excuse for not posting more on my blog, but hopefully the idea of a relatable fantasy story and a story heavy game (dialogue is the main mechanic!) will be something to look forward to. I might also try posting a few excerpts from the fantasy novel/la to tide you over, but with big disclaimers that everything is likely to change dramatically for the final version.

In the meantime, thanks for stopping by every now and again, and hope you enjoy your stay!

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Posted by on August 21, 2013 in News


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Tales of Moran Preview


Here is a short preview, for those of you waiting for A Sincere Attempt at Writing Tales of Moran to be published. Hope you enjoy it!


Why not write about Moran? Really, the question should have been, why haven’t I written about it before now? What some consider the most prestigious place to live in the whole of our little world just happens to be the place where I have spent the past forty-two and a half years (forty-two and a third, if you discount visits to estranged family members). People tell tales of the times when they stepped foot on its beautifully paved streets, meandering about the town center, their eyes caught by beautiful sculptures and delicate silver jewellery. They praise even the small street vendors selling warm, spiced wine in the winters and refreshing juices in the summer.

Indeed, why not write about Moran? Simple – I hate it. Read the rest of this entry »


Posted by on March 28, 2013 in Excerpts


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