Countdown to 2012
December 20th, 2011
Xbox Marketplace has kicked off its holiday sales with "Countdown to 2012" and is offering Insanely Twisted Shadow Planet at 50% off for the entire duration of the promotion. Quite a steal, if you ask me.
You might also want to pick-up the add-on, Shadow Hunters. The add-on is awesome, but we need more people playing it on Xbox Live so that gamers can get the full benefit. It really shines when you can get a team together.
In the meantime, the game has been picking up more award nominations. Here are the latest:
Best Downloadable from Velocity Gamer Best of 2011
Best Xbox 360 from Diehard GameFAN’s 2011 Gaming Awards
Best Xbox 360 from 2011 Gamers' Choice Awards
Best of XBLA from IGN Best of 2011
Best Downloadable from BuzzFocus: Best of Video Games 2011
You should also check out the first issue of a new gaming magazine called, The Independent Gamer which features Insanely Twisted Shadow Planet on it's cover. You can read the magazine on-line for free, or order a print version for $4.50.
The Saga of Rex Goes Into 2nd Printing
December 17th, 2011
I've been informed by Image Comics that The Saga of Rex is going into a 2nd printing. I'm glad they're not letting the book sell out.
The second printing is being done in South Korea instead of Canada and will feature a different kind of paper. I hope it looks as good as the first run.
Comikkazee.com recently reviewed The Saga of Rex and gave it 10 out of 10. You can read the review here.
Insanely Twisted Shadow Planet at Disneyland
December 15th, 2011
When my friend, Joe Olson, and his charming girlfriend walked into the Innoventions Pavillion at Disneyland's Tomorrow Land to see an exhibit on the future of gaming, they were surprised and delighted to see videos of Insanely Twisted Shadow Planet playing on several monitors of the exhibition wall! Now, how cool is that?
Interview @ Straight 2 DVD
December 14th, 2011
I recently did an interview with Straight 2 DVD about my upcoming book, Young Romance: The Best of Simon and Kirby's Romance Comics. The interview features a few inside pages and some insight on why I did the book. Check it out.
Wrapping Up ZED
December 9th, 2011
It's never easy to find time to work on my comic series, ZED, but somehow, between juggling various projects, I've been able to make progress on the final issue (Number 10) and it's almost done! It should go on sale within a month! I designed the story as a ten-issue series and I can't believe that after over 10 years, I'm finally going to wrap this up. I guess there's something to be said about persistence. Here's a 3-page preview:
Annie Award Nomination and More
December 8th, 2011
I just learned that Insanely Twisted Shadow Planet has been nominated for an Annie Award for Best Animated Video Game.
I'm looking forward to hang out with all my old pals from the animation industry at the ceremony. You can see the full list of nominees here.
Besides the Annie, the game has been gathering various industry nominations. Here's the list so far:
Best Downloadable from X-Play's Best of the Year
Best of XBLA from IGM Game of The Year Award
Best of XBLA from Game Fanatics Award
Best Licensed Music from The Annual Video Game Music Award
Best Downloadable from Gamers Headquaters Video Game Award