I’m going to structure this blog post like a J.J. Abrams show to make it even more exciting. Here goes:
HOLY MOTHER OF MAYHEM YOU GAME LOVERS, I’VE JUST GOTTEN FUNDING TO MAKE ANOTHER KICKASS ADVENTURE GAME! WHOOP WHOOP AMAAAAAZING! AND I’M GOING TO TELL YOU ABOUT IT RIGHT N—
Three months earlier…
The release of Schrödinger’s Cat on console was super-dee-duper exciting – I must say I love watching Let’s Play videos, so keep those coming, and still waiting for a Speed Run BTW. So glad to see that everyone’s having such a blast with my sexy-ass purple cat.
After that launch… I won’t lie to you, I was kinda tired. That game was (and still is) a labour of crazy love, the ultimate passion project, my Everest. And the problem with conquering Everest is that once you’re done you kinda need another Everest.
And lucky for me, there’s a K2.
(That’s funny, see, because my name is Kevin and I’m about to make game number 2, and some reports claim that K2 is actually taller than Everest. That was my J.J. Abrams witty line just before commercial break. And now back to the show.)
June and July were spent flip flopping between working hard and hardly working. The “hardly working” part was a well-deserved month spent in the deep dark forests of Northern Canada, back to my origins where I was raised as a bear cub, catching salmon with my face.
The “working hard” part still continues… Italic Pig, being the powerhouse of story telling (case and point this fine blog post), has been hired by no less than four companies to write stories, dialogue, and game design for an array of exciting upcoming releases. Releases which I will save for future blog posts (J.J. Abrams foreshadowing future episodes).
Anyway, back to my K2: Many many months back, even before the Schrödinger console launch, I put in a proposal to the lovely people from Creative Europe Media (a fund dedicated to the creation of story-focused video games) for an even more ambitious, even more sarcastically epic, even more ridiculous premise than Schrödinger’s Cat, if you thought that was even possible. But it is.
(And here we are, back to the J.J. for the conclusion of what you saw at the start…)
HOLY MOTHER OF MAYHEM YOU GAME LOVERS, I’VE JUST GOTTEN FUNDING TO MAKE ANOTHER KICKASS ADVENTURE GAME! WHOOP WHOOP AMAAAAAZING! AND I’M GOING TO TELL YOU ABOUT IT RIGHT NNNN—OW!
It’s called Mona Lisa. It’s going to be spec-freaking-tacular and blow your mind with erudite homage, obscure pop culture references and genre hybridisation that you’ve come to love and expect. It’s like, okay, imagine if Dan Brown and Terry Pratchett had a baby and named her Steampunk Awesomeface, and then Italic Pig made a game about her.
And that’s actually all I’m really going to tell you about right now, because that’s what J.J. would do to make you tune in to the next episode.
Slow zoom in on my face. Smile creeps to corner of mouth.
Cut to black.
Directed by J.J. Abrams.
(If this were Netflix you’d have that next episode in 15 seconds, but it isn’t. Here’s a nice teaser image though.)