The Series

Mystery is the catalyst of imagination. We’ve been brainstorming, dreaming and ideating around the clock with a fresh and optimistic focus, gunning towards an experience we believe EVERYONE will enjoy. Early on we made the decision to develop the mythology, characters and episode narratives of our series like a television show.  We started with what’s usually called, “the show bible” and spent several weeks writing and rewriting our characters and developed a rich, mysterious, and magical verse, taking the time to write backstory.  This decision is freeing us to design our series a scene at a time and has already led to some fresh gameplay.

Today I was sitting in a coffee shop called Soulfood Books in Seattle, a place that has helped to rejuvenate my connection with what Joseph Campbell calls the Anthropos.  I recommend soulfood books to anybody searching for warmth, it’s a true hidden gem in Washington. Putting the finishing touches on the Pilot episode, I decided to read the conclusion one last time and I couldn’t help but feel excitement…I started to think about the indie revolution and how it’s revivifying storytellers everywhere, of all ages. The narratives I jot down as a 25 year old will probably be much different than when I’m 35 or 40…and certainly 18. In high school I made a few short “films.” One stands out in particular, the summer after my senior year  I made a “scary” movie with my friends called The Legend of Los Brazos.  To this day it is probably the most fun I’ve had in my entire life and the movie was TERRIBLE but that didn’t matter.  Every part of the production came from US and we all shared an EXPERIENCE.

Today’s indie games movement reminds me of the late 70′s and early 80′s in the film industry.   In a recent Spielberg interview, he reflected on the early portion of his career (Jaws, ET, Indiana Jones, Close Encounters) and admitted that he couldn’t make those same movies right now because he’s changed over the years.  We are overjoyed with the opportunity to create a story because we love doing it and because the energy intertwined in the soul of the series will come from the US of now.

We have not even to risk the adventure alone, for the heroes of all time have gone before us; the labyrinth is thoroughly known. We have only to follow the thread of the hero path, and where we had thought to find an abomination, we shall find a god; where we had thought to slay another, we shall slay ourselves; where we had thought to travel outward, we shall come to the center of our own existence. And where we had thought to be alone, we shall be with all the world.

Joseph Campbell

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=19707552 Hollye Chapman

    Quite inspiring… I’m so excited for what’s ahead!

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