Games, Interviews and Some Other Things

The Book of Living Magic is now up on both Kongregate and Newgrounds, so go there and give it your love. We’re especially excited that it got frontpaged on Kongregate. Not bad for a little hand-drawn game without achievements, eh?

If The Book of Living Magic is the reason that you’re here in the first place, I recommend watching this Matt Chat interview with Jonas, in which he talks about his previous games (all downloadable/findable here), programing, the Matrix and some other interesting things. The interview also has a first part, which is hiding here.

If you just need a laugh try looking at this clip of Anderson Cooper totally losing it over the whole Gerard-Depardieu-pees-on-a-plane debacle.

And finally, if you’re here to see if the graphics artist of The Book of Living Magic is good for anything else except childlike crayon drawings, you could always buy my short story Life Support on Kindle. It’s only 0.99 €/1.40$/0.86£ and available on an Amazon website near you.

Tomorrow I’ll give you a long-overdue review of Two Worlds Two: The Alliteration, which we finished playing just recently. The game was pretty awesome, but there are a few things that need saying and today I just don’t have the energy to say them.

Food and Things

I’ve once again not been doing as much blogging as I’d like to, but people constantly come here and demand our attention. Friends, such a pesky lot. Oh, yes, and when I’m not cooking amazing three-course meals for the hordes of locusts people that keep showing up, I’m making graphics for Jonas’s next game. I’m really excited about this project.

Until I find the time to do some real blogging you could, for example, have a look at this review of the Book of Living Magic, which the incredibly nice Gregory Weir has written.

Or you could try your hands at making Meatballs and Pasta as detailed in this recipe by Jamie Oliver. Yes, he’s not kidding about how much rosemary you’re supposed to use. And it does taste awesome.

And if you’d rather read something more narrative, maybe some sci-fi, you could always buy Life Support.

“Life Support” released on Kindle

Long before humanity conquered the stars, there lived a species who could hear the song of the Void. They are all gone now, all except Dern. In a world dominated by the short-lived humans, he makes a living working as a scout for illegal scavengers. He may not fit in, but he knows how to survive.

But if you live a long time, history sooner or later catches up with you.

My very long short story Life Support is now available on Kindle.

At a length of over nine thousand words it is just too long to be published in a magazine and just too short to be a regular novella – which is why I’ve decided to give self-publishing a go. The story is currently priced at 1,40$ (or 0,99€/0,86£, depending on where you’re buying from), which is as low as Amazon will allow it to be.

I’m not expecting to get rich off this, but I would like Life Support to find an audience. It is dear to me, not only because I wrote it, but also because it’s about things that matter to me, things that I believe in. I want people to get to know Dern, to see the world through his eyes, to experience his journey.

So, without further ado, I present Life Support on Amazon.co.uk, Amazon.de and Amazon.com.

And if you liked the story, please feel free to spread the word via Twitter, Facebook, Google+ or any other means of communication that you can come up with. Your support is needed and appreciated.