We like to have fun at Quiet Stories, and spread love to other creators that inspire us. So although no one asked for it, and we are totally unqualified to offer any awards, these are all the non-gaming media that we loved in 2018.
Earlier this year I decided to investigate the difficulties and realities of marketing and launching a video game related product. The aim of this experiment was to see if it is possible to find success without the backing of a large company in the video game industry.
Today I must announce the sad news that Video Game Abominations will not be releasing. Video Game Abominations was a satirical encyclopedia filled with all your favorite video game characters. Written and illustrated by myself (Chris Bowring), this was to be Quiet Stories first official book. We launched on Kickstarter in April, with a goal of $15,200 NZD, and as of today, funding ended with $1882 NZD raised (12% of our goal).
It’s been an exciting time for us at Quiet Stories. We’ve just announced our first major project and already have some big names supporting us.
Quiet Stories is proud to announce our first major project, Video Game Abominations!
“What if there was a book filled with all your favorite video game characters… but then someone decided to take the piss out of them?”
Continue reading “Video Game Abominations Launches on Kickstarter”
I’ve worked many jobs in just a handful of years.
In my final year of high school I had the privilege of running Preserved with Cassandra Fellows and Kendall Bishop. Preserved aimed to help teach children about the importance of the written word and environmental issues.
We created lesson plans, plays and began development on an app. It was also through preserved that I self published my first children’s book, This Is My Home.
Sadly Preserved isn’t around anymore, as we all moved on to bigger and better things. But it was a hell of an experience.
The lush green grass playfully tickles my bare feet.
The day has slept in. I have awoken before the world has and sit humbly with pen and paper on a rickety beach chair.