Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Good Karma

I just inked a five-year contract with Reality Blurs, a Memphis-based game publisher who'll publish my role-playing game Ravaged Earth. The game had previously been in the production pipeline with the now-defunct company Double G Press, who developed and nurtured the manuscript through its young stages. Back in March, Double G Press signed the rights of the game back to me and I approached Pinnacle. They created a wiki for the game and it took up residence in cyberspace. Now after weeks of negotiating with Reality Blurs, it looks like my game (which was originally called Ravaged Earth before it was changed to The Ravaged Earth Society) will be published in book form. It'll also be published under its original name, which is like a homecoming of sorts.
I'm extremely excited about this unique opportunity. The fans who've waited years for this thing to hit print will finally get their wish, as will I. Text of the official Reality Blurs press release is as follows:

"Reality Blurs to release Ravaged Earth!

Reality Blurs has worked out an arrangement with Eric Avedissian, the creator of Ravaged Earth, to finally bring his vision to life, a project most of you know as The Ravaged Earth Society or TRES. Although available for free on the web, we felt the property was strong enough –and the demand great enough- to offer this work to you in both print and PDF formats. We’ve established the look and feel of the work and have already begun moving the Ravaged Earth into layout and final edits. We are approaching this project very aggressively and hope you won’t have to wait much longer until you can hold this book in your hands. The price point and final page count have yet to be determined, but this offering is to be a full color softback cover with black and white interior. We plan to offer a Ravaged Earth Deluxe edition, the RED book will be softback and full color throughout. Release date and price point TBA. With the revitalization of the project, Eric promises to dive back into his development of support materials with a frenzy! I’m certain he’ll have more than a few words to say on that subject shortly."

This comes as a good karma moment in my life. Lately, I've been getting rejection letters from literary agents about my novel. The Reality Blurs partnership is a refreshing change. After three years of development, it's great to see movement towards publication, and with an excellent company.

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