Atari Pridefest / Book Giveaway Results / Kindle Release

So Atari has launched a game called Pridefest. This is great. I hope. It’s one of the only LGBTQ games I’ve ever heard of. Here’s an article about it.

The game description from the play store:

Celebrate the LGBTQ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer) community with Pridefest™, an interactive social-simulation game that empowers YOU to bring joy and color to your city and friends! As Mayor, it’s your job to restore your city to its former glory by customizing shops, completing quests, making new friends, and running your own Pride parades. Choose your floats and navigate flamboyant parades in fun mini-games. The more creative and jubilant your parade, the more happiness you’ll bring to the city, and the more of the city you’ll unlock! Lead your parade with your own customizable avatar, join or form your own Club, and connect with other players to chat, visit each other’s city, or hang out in your town square.

• Customizable Avatar! Personalize your own avatar with different body types, skin tones, clothes and accessories; Use your avatar to lead your own Pride parade or join a friend’s parade.

• It’s YOUR City! Upgrade your LGBT Center and drab gray buildings into brightly colored businesses and houses, bringing more income to your city, and unlocking more of the city to explore. The residents of these buildings get sad over time, so it’s up to you to run parades by them to keep the party going!

• Be Creative! Create and launch Pride parades by designing your own flotillas, with tons of flamboyant and fun floats to choose from including bikers, LGBT flag-bearers, giant boom boxes, the Eiffel Tower and more.

• Complete Quests! Solve challenges to unlock new parade and festival supplies and receive in-game currency – keep growing until your city is bursting with color!

• Lead Your Parade! Swipe to navigate your parade through city streets and festivals in fun and addictive parade mini-games; Collect power-ups to alter gameplay, while avoiding roadblocks, construction sites, and protestors. The farther you run your parade, the more joy you’ll bring to the city!

• Share Your Pride! Robust social features include in-game chat, the ability to visit each other’s cities, and more. Meet people from around the world and build your own community of Pride!

• Be a Leader of Your Community! An innovative “Club” program allows players to join together to chat and interact on a huge scale. Send messages to your group via in-game billboards, get exclusive news, updates, and more.

Dear friends, please enjoy this exclusive and limited release. We are looking for your feedback to keep adding new features. And if you experience any problem with the game, please let us know, we’ll be happy to help.

I just installed it, I haven’t had a chance to check into it yet. It’s just nice to see that a game is out there that is made for us specifically!

    Book Giveaway Results:

  • Betrayal had over 800 people enter the giveaway
  • Faerie Queen had over 1000 people enter the giveaway

Congratulations to the winners, your books are on their way! And thank you everyone for entering!

Faerie Queen is officially available for Kindle this Sunday. You can still pre-order it until then. I hope you all enjoy it!

Happy Cheese Lover’s Day!

Happy Cheese Lover’s Day!

First of all, I had no idea this holiday even existed, but I support it fully. If I weren’t trying to lose a little weight right now I’d be indulging in copious amounts of the object of this holiday. I love cheese.

Wait, let’s be clear about this:

I LOVE CHEESE!

Okay, so it and chocolate are right there fighting for number one on my list. And turkey. But have you ever had chocolate and cheese together? Divine!

Well, having said that, I’d like to move on to…

Wah! Wahh! It’s cold, and wet, and I don’t like winter anymore! Bring back the summer!

Uh, sorry about that. Sometimes a random whine about the weather just sneaks out.

Where was I? Oh yeah, I was going to congratulate the Philadelphia Eagles on their new head coach, Doug Pederson. Yes, I know, I live in the KC metro and should be a Chiefs fan. I am. But I was an Eagles fan before I got here, so the Chiefs are my favorite AFC team and the Eagles are my favorite team overall. It works for me.

So Doug Pederson works out great for me, too, because he was a coach for the Chiefs until now. Yes, the Chiefs lose their offensive coordinator, but it seems fair. I mean they did end up with Andy Reid as their head coach after he left the Eagles, so these two teams have kind of a coach and player swapping thing going right now. And I think Pederson will be a very good head coach for the Eagles. He learned under Reid, who I believe was probably the best coach the Eagles ever had. He couldn’t be as bad as Chip Kelly ended up being this past season, anyway.

Just don’t look at his record as a QB during Andy Reid’s first year in Philly.

In other news… it’s starting to look like The Force Awakens won’t be challenging Avatar’s box office record afterall. I didn’t really think it would, even though it is a much better movie than Avatar. It may not even pass up Titanic. That would be tragic.

I’m starting work on the last book in the Non-Vampire series. Wish me luck.

Everyone have a good week!