Friday, January 30, 2009

A review of blueful.

Lara Crigger at Gamers With Jobs has just posted a review of blueful that's about half extremely positive and half extremely negative. Both halves of the review (and the comments below) raise good points, but mainly I'm just ticked to have blueful called "genius," "pretentious," "brilliant," and "obnoxious" within the span of a few paragraphs.

I'm really loving the reaction to blueful so far, both good and bad. I can only imagine how much people are going to hate and love Blue Lacuna.

Thursday, January 29, 2009

Reactions to blueful.

The response to blueful has been everything I hoped and nothing like what I expected. I've just put up a tag cloud of comments, which quite possibly represents the most warm and powerful reaction I've ever received to something I created.

I'll have more to say about blueful later, but I wanted to share this.

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Blue Lacuna is officially released!

I've just formally announced the release of Blue Lacuna. Check out rec.games.int-fiction for the happy news, and go to the official website for the download.

Blue Lacuna technically went live on Monday morning when blueful launched. Blueful, the prelude to Blue Lacuna presented as a series of hidden pages across the net, revealed the link to the download at the end of the journey. blueful's moderate viral success means that some 200 people have already downloaded Blue Lacuna and are (hopefully) starting to play.

More later, after I recover from being happily, gloriously drunk.

Monday, January 26, 2009

Friday, January 2, 2009

368,988

What a strange journey it's been.

This is probably close to the final word count. Testers are giving the last few chapters one more polish, and then it'll be released.

One of the things on my shrinking to-do list that I recently crossed off without doing was writing a foreword. It may be that I need some time and distance before I'm able to sum this thing up, or add anything useful in terms of framing or setting-up. For now it will have to stand on its own giant, misshapen, strange, and wobbly legs, for better or worse, and see if it can lumber out into the world on its own to find an audience, and devour them.

Maybe by the time the Deluxe Release comes out this spring (and which you'll start hearing more about here before much longer), I'll be ready to introduce it. For now, Blue Lacuna just is. I hope you like it.