Happy new year 2012 to all our readers.
We leave a difficult year behind us but thanks to the recent support shown by our readers with the book project, not only by their contribution but also their words, i have regained hope for 2012. First january is usually the time to make a few announcements for the year to come. Let’s continue that tradition.
-Side stories will be brought back. To update on a semi regular basis across the whole year (hopefully). More on this next week for a detailed announcement.
-Download files will be available per book release. In short, chapters meant to be read together will be put together. This is the case of chapter 33 and 34. Next is 35-38. This will allow hopefully to do smaller chapters if the need arise and less jump from point of view to point of view within the same chapter. I will seek to put the books on the IOS platform this year.
-I will do a 30 days 30 character type of challenge for myself, in hope to regain some artistic motivation. I don’t have time to color but perhaps just a simple sketch everyday will be enough. It’s day one so here’s the first. Based on a certain relic hunters killing golem…
-Alpha readers group will be remade. If need be i’ll invite people from outside the studio for this endeavour. Alpha readers are meant to give inputs regarding a story before it is drawn. But also to proofread. I believe a third opinion would be beneficial to the stories, especially since chapter 35 does not have an editor as of yet. This group will also be review side stories and non-drowtales project.
-I intend to submit a non-drowtales project in april. Even if i don’t draw it, i need to write something new to become a better writer. 10 years is a lot of time. I started this when i was 19 and my taste evolved since then. There is much to gain for drowtales itself if i try to expend. I used to write a new side story on a regular basis back in 2008 when i had a first alpha readers group so maybe by remaking one it would drive me once more to write. For those who are new to drowtales, you can check the contest entries of 2008, they’re based on those stories.
-Expect a new daydream web site this month. Valts is busy remaking the archives at the moment.
-When resources will permit, we will see as to make a new game. My current aim is a remake of Relic hunter with free player accounts(no custom arts/comic for the free accounts) so that the game we produce will benefit drowtales as a whole. See 10th year anniversary page for details. It would be produced by the team that made Sealers.
-Path to power have been a source of discontent and stress for 2 years now. In summer 2010 we were considering to either terminate it or to upgrade it to something new as the old community fell to bitter infighting. We chose to try and salvage it through a major upgrade. I’ve stepped down while the game was in production. Thalar brought a new life to the game and took the burden off my shoulders. However the problems coming from this project continued through 2011, both before and after the project went online , causing unnecessary stress that interfered with my regular work on other projects while draining what was left of my saving. We do not generate any income from ptp to help drowtales as a whole , nor does it help drowtales to grow. I appreciate that some want to make PTP a success and it is for that reason alone that I , Thalar , Guillaume, Wietse and Sebastien will be preparing a proposal concerning this project.