“Out of the Woods” – Kickstarter, Interview, Video!

Out of the Woods” is my latest project – a selection of 10 fairy tales turned into a card game, book, and collection of art prints. I’ll launch a Kickstarter mid-July, 2017 and am busy at work getting everything ready.

Recently did an interview to discuss the project and its inspiration: HERE

Here’s a WORK IN PROGRESS trailer for the project:

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New Kickstarter Coming – “Out of the Woods”

Lots of work going on behind the scenes here preparing for my next Kickstarter. Tentatively titled “Out of the Woods” – the project will present a collection of well-known fairy tales as posters, book, and card game. Here’s a concept sketch for the Rapunzel card done by one of the art groups we’re testing for the project.

Rapunzel Illustration

For the narrative theme, I’ve recently been thinking a lot about morality and behavioral development in a world less and less influenced by religion. While I myself am an atheist, I believe important life lessons must be passed to us by some method – religion, literature, and/or caregivers. This was the original purpose of fairy-tales – to scare children into acting morally and cautiously as they matured into adults.

Could a collection of classic fairy tales with a dark (re)-presentation serve to help parents convey life lessons, warnings, and common sense to their kids? Hell, I know a few adults, myself included, who could use a reminder of those lessons!

“Out of the Woods” contains a dual meaning in this context – one, that we’re never *really* out of the woods… in life, there’s always another Big Bad Wolf hiding along our paths. And that while we’re in the woods we must be prepared for the next wolf attack. Death is probably the only escape from the woods we’ll ever encounter – so best to be prepared for a life of tests and obstacles.

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Red Butterfly Returns

Happy to announce the release of the 2nd edition of the Red Butterfly Vorpal Wallet.

Only 200 of these wallets have been produced. Grab yours before they flutter away forever.

The Vorpal Wallet is necessary kit for any adventure down the rabbit hole.

Hand constructed of fine quality leather embossed with Hatter’s signature mercury symbol. Each Vorpal Wallet comes with an autographed and number certificate of authenticity signed by “Alice” creator American McGee.

Dimensions: 9.5cm x 11cm

Pirate Jam – All the Videos!

As I write this post (Feb 15th, 2017) we still have two more days of Pirate Jam ahead of us, but here’s a playlist that will auto-update as new episodes are added:

Pirate Jam has, thus far, been a smashing success. Six developers from around the world are sailing aboard two boats from Lanta to Krabi in Thailand. Along the way they’re exploring, sailing, and making games.

We’re fortunate to have support from Unity3D and Kenney Vleugels.

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Vorpal Umbrella – Product Development Contest

Over at Mysterious we’re working on a line of new products. The first we’d like to introduce is the Vorpal Umbrella. The Vorpal Umbrella features an alchemy pattern interior print, skull head handle, and black cloth exterior. The umbrella mechanism is automatic – open and close with a single button press.

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You can sign up to be notified when the Vorpal Umbrella goes on sale by visiting the Mysterious Store.

You can also enter to win a FREE Vorpal Umbrella by simply writing to tell us what you like about its design. Is there anything you’d like to see changed or added? Write a brief outline of your thoughts in the comments and you may win a free Vorpal Umbrella!