6/21/2008 2:49:42 PM permalink
Not sure if I've ever mentioned it here before, but one project I'd like to seriously follow through on is writing a script for a video game.
And I've started, although I must admit it's very, very basic. Even the story hasn't been fully fleshed out.
I tend to be of two minds about all the projects I have: either I'm doing too much at once and therefore can't do anything, or I'm doing nothing in general.
Once upon a time I had a list of things I wanted to do: "World War Now," among several other projects. "WWN" was a silly idea about Britain declaring war on Australia after somebody claimed all things Australian were a ripoff of all things British, then when some Aussie kidnaps the Diana's kids, it's all gloves off when the British kidnap Savage Garden.
Yes, this idea is that old.
But doing a video game has been in the back of my head for a long time. And in between "Life and Times of Igor," "Interesting Times," "Unbitten," "Sweet Dreams," and a few other things (namely the book chronicling all the paranormal hot spots and lore of Arkansas and the other book of photography I was working on) I tend to get lost in the shuffle.
And from my research I've seen writing the script is like writing everything else. But, there's a problem: I'm used to my old Nintendo and Super Nintendo. I tend to still think on those terms. I have my N64, and I regularly play all four games I have for it: Dr. Mario, Mario 64, Starfox 64, and Legend of Zelda - Ocarina Of Time.
I've had it since the summer of '99. I still haven't beaten Zelda. I guess I made a wrong turn in the palace under the lake somewhere and haven't been able yet to retrace my steps. It's quite sad actually, cause I was considered the best at all things Nintendo 12 short years ago.
I've never touched a GameCube. I'm still lusting after them. Zelda Windwaker looked fun. Cartoony but fun.
Now there's the Wii, and I still haven't touched it yet. And they have a new Zelda game. And Mario Kart Wii which is still dancing in my dreams and behind my eyes. I keep the Best Buy advertisement for it up here on the wall next to my computer. "Sell any project, doesn't matter which one, and That will be your reward."
Well, that and a Blu-Ray player. And a few choice films starring Jesse Jane. (Don't look her up if you're under 18.)
Even though I know how to promote the comics, the movies, the tv shows and miniseries (if Igor doesn't become a comic, it may become a miniseries), but there doesn't seem to be a way to promote game scripts.
I guess you've got to be involved already in that industry.
And I should really update my gaming knowledge before I go any further.