One of my biggest complaints when it comes to original mobile games, is that I never really get a full story. Most are designed for quick play on the go with never ending game play (ie: Doodle Jump), not for sitting down and really getting invested.
Star Command gave me a little bit of both. And it let me explore the galaxy with 8-bit versions of some of my favorite people.
I remember when Star Command was on Kickstarter, and I was all kinds of excited. The premise behind the game is simple. It basically mashes together Game Dev Story with a Mass Effect-style universe and narrative. The galaxy is in trouble, the military is corrupt, it might just be up to you to stop the galaxy from going to war. Read more
For those of my friends who don’t know what ARCs are, they are Advance Reader Copies. So you’ll be looking at an unfinished version of the book. It’ll be a black and white paperback instead of the hardcover, will be missing some illustrations, and will still be in the process of copyediting.
But hey! It’s your chance to get an early look! And hopefully you like what you see!
To my blogger and media friends that might be checking this out, if you’d like to request an advance copy for review purposes, be sure to drop me a line at firstname.lastname@example.org, and I’ll put you in touch with Quirk’s (super fabulous!) publicity crew.
Ah, Book Expo America. It’s Comic Con for the publishing industry, and this year’s was this past weekend. I spent four days in NYC talking books, and it was pretty damn wonderful.
Wednesday was the blogger convention, a day full of panels and networking for book bloggers from all over. I met some from across the country, a handful from across the ocean, and spent a lot of time hugging bloggers I’ve been working with since I started at Quirk. It’s always lovely to match a face to an email and/or Twitter handle.
I was surprised last week to hear from my buddy Rob over at BlogAds via Twitter, regarding a spot on a panel during the blogger con. Of course I jumped at the opportunity, and found myself speaking in front of a really large audience.
OMG, right? Luckily, there were some stellar people on the panel (including the fabulous Well Read Wife), and it went off quite well. I learned a bit from sitting on it too. Read more
Fast forward a few months and now, every single week, I pop out of the office on Wednesdays before lunch, to pick up a new book at my favorite local shop. I’m joined by a couple of friends at Indy Hall, a coworking space here in Philadelphia. I’ve even managed to drag a few coworkers out now and again. Sup Blair.
Even though I’m not the sort of comic book fan that picks up weeklys (like Adam, Johnny, and Eric from Indy Hall), there’s something about getting together on that one particular day to buy something new that’s exciting. Maybe I’m lucky, getting into comics without knowing all that much, because just about every book I pickup is something entirely new to me. So that enthusiasm that they experience, that rush I see when they run over to the new release shelves, it definitely still rubs off on me a bit.
So yeah, even though I’m not picking up weeklys (though that might start happening any day now), New Book Day is quickly becoming one of my favorite days of the week. Its been a fun practice in forcing myself to get a new book every single week. Something I haven’t heard of, something entirely new. And I kinda love it.