Hope everyone is well.
As 2021 continues to be the gift that keeps on giving for me (I won’t go into details on this one, long story!) i’m continuing to try and keep my project stuff to a minimum. With that in mind I wanted to make this available to the community, it may be of no interest but you never know.
Background: Around a year ago I was in a Facebook messenger chat with Marc Blank, it was pretty much just two Dads chatting about kids, COVID and camping. Out of the blue however Marc suggested that it might be interesting to look at a Kickstarter for 1-2 of the original Imps to create a new IF game using ZIL and in the Z-Machine format. I was my typical low-key self… … By which I mean I was very enthusiastic! To cut a long story short there were email conversations with Marc and Dave Lebling over a couple of months. The rough idea was a sort of spiritual successor to Deadline, Witness etc but that was grittier and covered multiple overlapping plots and murders to be solved.
Various aspects of the project were captured at least in loose note form including marketing & promo, who would do what etc I also drafted a game plot which was your standard Poirot type stuff.
For various reasons it didn’t come off. I think to be fair Dave is still super busy and Marc’s interest cooled, then with the start of the year that I had (with my son, COVID and hospital) it proved to be the right decision to stand it down. I felt bad enough having to step away from ParserComp so in a sense this would have been another commitment I wouldn’t be able to manage. I asked Marc if he was ok with me doing “something” with it at a later date and he was but in all honesty i’m out of steam and just want to make it available in case anyone else is motivated to take a look.
I’ve uploaded what I have to a Google Drive directory. I’ve included a couple of chat screenshots just so people can be reassured that it’s legit, also my plot notes and the marketing notes.
Hope you find it interesting.