E. Darwin Hartshorn: //Boilerplate

Medium Must Match Message redux

So here’s my problem:  I’m a half-decent artist.  I need to make art for Bestiary.  But the art has to fit the tone of the game.

The idea, in Bestiary, is you are a Sentinel, one of those people who can bond to and control the native creatures of Theria.  Since the powers of therians are fantastic, human colonists rely on Sentinels to keep them safe, to hold the line against the violent world just beyond their doors.  But those who control the monsters are suspected of being half-monster yourself, so your necessary role is also a curse.

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Hurrah for Xamarin!

hate Unity.

That’s not a slight on Unity.  I’m entirely self-taught, and Unity and I don’t get along is all.  It’s me, not U.

Xamarin is releasing business licenses, for free, to indie game devs, provided they can prove they’ve made a game.  With Project Therion in development hell for years as I’ve tried to make myself work with Unity, I don’t feel much like a game dev… but I made a game, and it sold a couple copies, so I totally count.

I’m submitting my application even as we speak.  And hey, here’s a bit of concept art:

Infant - Lyzzor

The official name of the game (unless it changes) is Pocket Bestiary for the phone, and Bestiary for PC.

Announcing Project Therion!

Remember the good old virtual pet craze kicked off by Tamagotchi, and picked up by dozens of other games?

I always wanted one of those as a kid.  And you can find them emulated these days for Android and iPhone.  But they tend to require constant attention, and those of us who grew up with the games, well, grew up.  We have jobs and families and college now.

Moreover, my favorite incarnations of the virtual pets included the amazing ability to link up your pets and have them fight.  Typically the combat mechanics weren’t all that great, with the combination of how well you raised your pet, plus some random numbers determining the outcome.

But all that’s about to change.  Announcing Evan Hartshorn Entertainment’s next game project:  Project Therion (that’s probably not the final title).  Your personal pet grows and changes based on how you raise it, and in the 2.0 release, bluetooth battles with friends that involve strategy and skill as well as upbringing will be added.  Moreover, the pet allows you to play well without checking in every twenty minutes, and I’m planning a story and world that is a little deeper… and darker.

Stay tuned, as we keep you filled in on the development process!