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.
To advertise for the Fleet Street Winter Show 2010 I made the following poster as well as the series of teaser posters that were placed around campus. They depict the various stages of grief that Fleet Street goes through upon discovering the cancellation of Christmas.
This is a video from Fleet Street’s winter show last year. I wrote, directed and edited it, and the damn thing took forever. Still, I think the finished product is funny, if a little long and disjointed.
A story I just wrote about college roommates got picked up by NPR!
The actual story can be read here.
Even though I’m not technically part of the group anymore, somehow I got roped into doing the Fleet Street auditions poster again this year. You can see that Russell on a horse is a popular theme.
The poster, if you don’t know, is a parody of this ad campaign. Since Fleet Street and Old Spice are both insanely manly things, we figured that the two would go well together.
Here’s another article I just finished for the Stanford Report. It’s about a wildlife preserve on campus, and the steps taken to keep it from being mishandled. The article is notable because I managed to include references to both pot and the Pleistocene era.