Wednesday, August 12, 2020

Flames Over Frosthelm is Free!

For the next five days, August 12 to 16, the ebook version of Flames Over Frosthelm is free on Amazon. Click here to grab a copy, or share the link with somebody you think would like the story.

Marten Mingenstern and Boog Eggstrom are provisional inspectors, fresh out of Inquisitor’s Guild training. Assigned a mundane task tracking down stolen jewels, they instead uncover a mysterious cult set on destroying the city. They earn the enmity of a vicious noble, the Chief Inquisitor gets bought off and goes rogue, barbarians seize them, and they are sentenced to death. Twice. In a race against prophecy, they face terrible forces long buried.



Saturday, August 8, 2020

The Outcast Crown

I just released my second novel, The Outcast Crown. It's set in the same world as my earlier books, and it follows the events of my first novel, Flames Over Frosthelm. It's a stand-alone story, so you can start with either, but Flames is the first chronologically. There's also Traitors Unseen, a novella-length story that's independent from the other two.

If you'd like to give the series a try, you can get a free copy of Traitors Unseen by signing up for my author newsletter here.



Monday, April 6, 2020

New puzzle game - Doctor Esker's Triad

As I've been stuck at home over the last few weeks, I dived into a puzzle game project. It's called Doctor Esker's Triad (co-branded with my puzzle card games). It's 48 puzzles in 16 unique puzzle types, all coded in JavaScript/HTML5. It's 100% free, made for people who might like to spend an afternoon or two with some puzzles during our current social distancing efforts.

It's available here: Doctor Esker's Triad

Feel free to try it out, and please share if you enjoy it or know somebody who would.



Wednesday, February 19, 2020

97 Klotho

I finished up a recent game design with some testing over the holidays. I got it worked up for The Game Crafter's Roll-And-Write contest. Not sure I'll do well there - I think people were looking for simpler games - but I really enjoy it. My son said it was his favorite of the ones I've made.

97 Klotho website



Interview at People Behind the Meeples

I got interviewed!

Pretty neat. Thanks to George for providing the neat series of interviews with designers.

https://gjjgames.blogspot.com/2020/02/people-behind-meeples-episode-211-dave.html

Friday, January 3, 2020

Doctor Esker's Notebook Project - by the numbers

I did a workup of the finances and sales I've had for the Doctor Esker's Notebook project. I figure this might be of interest to other indie game designers and publishers. The project started in May 2018, with the first printing (1080 copies) ordered in August 2018, arriving misprinted in October, and then fixed and ready to sell by February 2019. The sequel and the second printing of the original game (2160 copies each) were ordered in July 2019 and arrived in late September 2019.

Let me know if you have questions in the comments.



Bigger version of the image is here.