I’m the Story Director for Geomon, which is the game you always dreamed of existing and exists now and you didn’t even know it yet. It can be accurately described as “Pokemon for Real Life” but I prefer to think of it as the framework for the inevitable virtual reality that will become our children’s second homes. Its premise revolves around the exploration of a “Spirit World” of thought and imagination that coexists simultaneously with our world. Within it are fantastic creatures borne of the collective consciousness of our planet. Predictably, you must capture and train them with the ultimate goal of being the very best that ever was.
As Story Director, I get to have a staggering amount of freedom over the specifics of this world. And as someone who’s been into world-building since his first set of Legos, that’s a very enticing opportunity. My favorite part of my work is maintaining the official Espercorp Blog (Espercorp being the fictional company exploring the Spirit World), in which I get to explore the vast intricacies of the Spirit World twice a week. I’m going to link to some of my favorite posts, and if you’re as much of a nerd as I am you’ll get all excited about Geomon’s premise and start raving to all your friends about how the future is here and it’s free to download.
Skywhal, the sky whale
The Esper Screen
Information about Geomon can be found at geomonapp.com
So it’s been over a year since I last posted on this bad boy, but in light of the unanticipated early successes of my friend and compatriot Russ Nickel’s brain child Reasonably Ludicrous, I thought it would be prudent to capitalize on whatever attention I might garner from its success by posting regularly again. So allow me to make a case for myself. I plan to use this blog to post whatever comes to mind and show off whatever minor ripple I’ve managed to make in the fabric of reality. Sometimes it will be graphical, sometimes textual, ideally both.
Since I guess I’m doing the whole self-indulgent personal blog thing I might as well go whole hog. Here’s a self-portrait.
© SantosJulian 2006
Greetings to whatever lost soul has found its way to this woebegone URL. My name is Sam Julian, and I am a writer, artist and graphic designer. I will be using this blog as a site to post my ideas, musings and projects. I am currently writing and drawing a comic book tentatively titled Goddamned, writing for the Stanford University News Service, and working as a freelance artist and graphic designer for anyone interested in hiring me.
For now, all I have to offer is this photograph of myself:
Browsing through cheap trinkets I have no intention of paying money for. Photo by Brandon Cano-Errecart
Please peruse my work as you see fit, and feel free to contact me!