Category Archives: Interactive Fiction

January Update

First of all: sorry this is a bit late. I’m a bit sick at the moment (I’m fairly certain it’s not COVID, since I don’t have any of the specific symptoms of it), so I’ve been working at a bit of a reduced pace these past two weeks. I am getting better, so hopefully, I’ll be able to move a bit faster soon enough.

That being said, I am happy to note that the main plotline of Lords of Infinity is now complete. Clocking in at about 1.3 million words, it is quite literally the biggest and most ambitious thing I’ve ever written by a massive margin. While there’s still a lot of work to do in regards to side-content, as well as gameplay polish (especially balancing), I’m pretty happy with what I have, and I look forward to being even happier with it by the time it’s ready for release.

That being said, I’ve noticed that some folks in the comments are openly discussing plot elements from the open development build. While I’m very happy that you’re as excited to talk about all this as I am, I should point out that a lot of the people reading these comments may not want the plot of an unreleased game to be spoiled for them, so if you plan on walking about plot elements for Lords, it might be a good idea to tone that down a bit, or at least throw up some spoiler warnings.

Meanwhile, this month’s A Creator’s Guide to Writing and Worldbuilding, A Soldier’s Guide to the Infinite Sea, and An Adventurer’s Guide to the Fledgling Realms, are now all up.


December Update

I am now working on the second epilogue of Lords of Infinity, which means that hopefully, by the new year, the main plot will be “complete”.

Of course, that won’t mean I’ll be done. It’ll take months to balance, polish, add side content, as well as additional frills such as reference pages, images, and cover art.

In the meantime this month’s A Creator’s Guide to Writing and Worldbuilding, A Soldier’s Guide to the Infinite Sea, and An Adventurer’s Guide to the Fledgling Realms, are now all up to tide you over a bit.


November Update

I am happy to say that as of the first week of this month, the last full chapter of Lords of Infinity is finally complete. I am now working on the two epilogues which will wrap up the main plot. I suspect that will keep me busy for the next month or two.

As usual, this month’s A Creator’s Guide to Writing and Worldbuilding, A Soldier’s Guide to the Infinite Sea, and An Adventurer’s Guide to the Fledgling Realms, are now all up.


October Update

Sorry for the late update this month. I’ve been mostly preoccupied with getting the last iteration of Chapter 12 out of the gate. I’m at roughly 60 000 words now, and it’ll probably be another 10 000 or so before I’m “done” – which is to say, before it’s playable, though not necessarily complete.

In other new, this month’s A Creator’s Guide to Writing and Worldbuilding, A Soldier’s Guide to the Infinite Sea, and An Adventurer’s Guide to the Fledgling Realms, are now all up.


September Update

I’ve started work on the second iteration of Chapter 12 now, with about 15 000 words written and probably another 40 000 or 50 000 to go. Once that’s done, it’ll just be the epilogues and the side-content before Lords of Infinity is text-complete.

Of course, that doesn’t mean it’ll be ready for release. There’ll probably be months of editing, polish, balancing and the like before that. I’ll also have to do cover art and a whole bunch of support work as well. Still, it’ll be good to have the writing done soon.

This month’s A Creator’s Guide to Writing and Worldbuilding, A Soldier’s Guide to the Infinite Sea, and An Adventurer’s Guide to the Fledgling Realms, are now all up as well.


August Update

Needless to say, I’ve had a pretty eventful month so far. Aside from my computer breaking down, I also got pretty badly sunburned after going outside for the first time after my second vaccine dose. Work’s been a bit slow.

Still, I’m almost finished the first half of the last chapter of Lords of Infinity, with about 65 000 words done and maybe at most 10 000 or so to go, so this month hasn’t been a complete wash.

Of course, I’ve also had the time to do this month’s A Creator’s Guide to Writing and Worldbuilding, A Soldier’s Guide to the Infinite Sea, and An Adventurer’s Guide to the Fledgling Realms, which are all available on the website now.


July Update

I am now a little short of 20 000 words into the first iteration of Chapter 12, which is the last chapter of Lords of Infinity. If all goes according to plan, I should be able to have everything (that means side-content, reference material, illustrations, everything) done by the end of the year.

I’m also getting the second dose of my COVID vaccine in three days, which means I’ll be finishing work on the “main” storyline of Lords of Infinity just in time to be able to go outside again, which is nice.

In the meantime, this month’s A Creator’s Guide to Writing and Worldbuilding, A Soldier’s Guide to the Infinite Sea, and An Adventurer’s Guide to the Fledgling Realms have all been uploaded, so take a look if you have a chance.


June Update

Both iterations of Chapter 11 of Lords of Infinity are now finished, which means I am now doing prep work for Chapter 12, which is the last full chapter. Of course, once that’s done, I still have epilogues, side-content, and art to do before we’re ready for publication, but we are definitely nearing the final stages now.

Needless to say, it’s a bit busy around here.

This month’s A Creator’s Guide to Writing and Worldbuilding, A Soldier’s Guide to the Infinite Sea, and An Adventurer’s Guide to the Fledgling Realms are all up.


May Update

I just passed the 35 000 word mark for the second part of Chapter 11 of Lords of Infinity today. This half will be a bit longer than the other, mostly because instead of containing one path, it actually kind of contains two. Obviously I won’t be spoiling what that means quite yet, but needless to say, I’m trying to do all that I can to ensure that every sort of player is able to get a satisfying path through the endgame.

As usual, this month’s A Creator’s Guide to Writing and Worldbuilding is up, this time with the first installment of what might be a very long multi-part series on worldbuilding a fictional society. This month’s installments of A Soldier’s Guide to the Infinite Sea, and An Adventurer’s Guide to the Fledgling Realms are up as well


April Update

I am now about 30 000 words into the first version of Chapter 11 of Lords of Infinity. We’re well into the endgame now, with the climax of the story in full swing. The dust isn’t going to settle until it’s over, and I am very much looking forward to sharing with you the culmination of all these words and all of this work.

In other news, A Creator’s Guide to Writing and Worldbuilding is back, with a new article on writing series and serial fiction. This month’s installments of A Soldier’s Guide to the Infinite Sea, and An Adventurer’s Guide to the Fledgling Realms are also both up.