Tuesday, 16 February 2016

Shakespeare's Landlord with Charlaine Harris

Over at And She Games, we want to show that anyone can game, and that us women are gamers too. That it is cool for women to game, and that there are many of us out there who do so.

My friends over at One More Story Games realized this on their own (as they are very smart people).  They also realized that the beauty of starting your own gaming company is you can do it anywhere. Sure Barrie, Ontario isn't known for being a hub of gaming, but if you are doing something different, like making games with the idea that women need better gaming options than just Candy Crush, then  why not do that in an unusual area too.

Jean and Blair have received a positive reception to their platform that is is building smarter storytelling-focused casual games.  They have been recruiting emerging and established authors to develop game content with OMSG’s authoring software StoryStylus to publish interactive story games

And today they have secured a huge name Charlaine Harris! They will be adapting Charlaine's novel "Shakespeare's Landlord" into an interactive story game.   This means not only can you read it, but you can play it!!  Wish you could talk to the characters? Now you can! 

Ms. Harris is best known for her Sookie Stackhouse novels that were adapted by HBO into the True Blood television series. Ms. Harris’s novels have sold over 36 million copies worldwide.  In 1996, she released the first of the dark Shakespeare mysteries, featuring Lily Bard, a karate student who makes her living cleaning houses. Her most recent series, Midnight, Texas, has been picked up for pilot by NBC, and her Aurora Teagarden series is currently a TV movie series on Hallmark Movies & Mysteries.

Some of the features that will be included in this game are: 

  • Explore the fictional town of Shakespeare, Arkansas.
  • Uncover clues and solve puzzles.
  • Make chitchat or interrogate characters to uncover what you need to know.
  • Branching narrative and multiple outcomes.

I am so proud and excited for my friends at OMSGs and am trying to support them in their success!

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