What a year it’s been, eh? Actually, the last three years have been amazing for me. While I discovered proto-litrpg back in the 80s with Guardians of the Flame, it was in late 2016 that I first heard about LITRPG. I knew I’d finally found my literary home. Over the last three years I’ve published many books under this name and others.
Earlier this year, I had a chance to work on the narrative design for GearStorm. That experience got me fired up about making a litrpg-themed game. A few others were already working on games for our genre, but I wanted to do something special to show my appreciation for the LitRPG community. Thus, LitRPG Reads: Enter the Game was born.
Well, not exactly. If I’m honest (which I try to be), everything started as an idea for a simple 2D Clicker game based around LitRPG. I might still use that idea someday for mobile, but a writer I know mentioned I would be good at writing an open world RPG, so I abandoned the 2D plans and changed gears to a full open world RPG based around LitRPG. The theme? Being trapped in a game, of course.
Fast forward five months… I’ve got over 1,000 hours and at least as much money sunk in this project so far. While it’s not 100% done, I’m releasing it in early access for the community to help me decide if I should continue with the project or not. As I’m sure you know, we all have to eat. I’ve had a ton of fun making this game, but I’ve got books to write too. Before I dump any further time into this litrpg-themed CRPG, I want to release it to the public and see if the support continues.
With all that said, I give to you my baby, a mesh of LitRPG books and a 3rd person perspective computer RPG; LitRPG Reads: Enter the Game! You can grab it on Itch.io for just a buck (or more if you like the idea and want to help support further development). Either way, give it a look-see if you have a chance.
I love and cherish this community. You guys will never know how much…
Long live LitRPG!
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