So what’s coming up? Or, more accurately, what’s in the plan today? I say that as things changed last year between plan and execution and there’s no guarantee for 2014 either.
Gaming As Work
The first and only really solid project in terms of a 2014 start is DreadBall Xtreme. We’ve already kicked about a bunch of ideas and some sculpting has been done. At least, they’ve made a start. This should be first out of the gate with a Kickstarter sometime early in the year. More blood, more mayhem, more DreadBall!
There is bound to be more Deadzone too, though quite what that would be I’m not sure. There is all the KS stuff to release before I do anything else.
Most importantly for me as a designer is Eternal Battle. I’ve not got a date for this yet, but it will be 2014. Part of the uncertainty is because I’m using a tech platform that I’ve not used before and which offers some exciting possibilities as well as a big challenge in changing my workflow (always a bit alarming). Either way, it’s conceptually a massive project and has been going on for years. Partly a culmination of my recent design thinking and partly new directions. It will be nice to be able to share it with everyone 🙂
There are several other projects, though none have solid dates yet so may all happen in the next few months or slide into 2015. Hard to say. I’ll revisit things as they firm up rather than promise things that may not happen.
Gaming As Play
The goal here has to be to try and fit more in, between work. Luckily for my sanity I’m very much enjoying the Eternal Battle stuff I’m working on and so that almost counts as play (even though it is actually work). That plus God of Battles are intended to be a core for my own gaming anyway, and so the lines are rather blurred.
I also need to make this the year I get back into painting properly rather than faffing about the edges as I have been doing. There are work reasons for this as well as play, so again it’s blurred. The perils of work and hobby being the same thing. Again.
Stuff in the Ebay piles really needs to get Ebayed rather than sitting about in the way. I asked at my local club but got no bites, so it’s off to the great jumble sale in the sky. It’s a pity that the whole Ebay process is so dull.
The biggest task here is to keep posting new stuff while I try to catch up with the old. This is a massive time sink, which I shouldn’t really do. However, I am going to so will just have to make it work. You can expect more of the same, plus (fingers crossed) some more Gaming As Play stuff as well. Once Eternal Battle gets closer there will be a lot on that, plus support for it when it comes out.
Watch This Space
Probably the biggest thing to do in order to achieve any of these things is reorganise my schedule. I can’t make more time, but I can make better use of what I’ve got.
All told, my crystal ball predicts another very busy year in the offing, with all sorts of fun gaming projects. If you’re not already a subscriber I recommend you click to sign up (top right) so you get all the posts hot off the press and can join in the discussions while they’re fresh.
All the best!