ITSP Nominated for an IAA
January 12th, 2012
The Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences (AIAS) today announced the finalists for the 15th Annual Interactive Achievement Awards (IAAs) and I was delighted to see that Insanely Twisted Shadow Planet received a nomination in the "Best Downloadable Game of the Year" category.
The awards ceremony will take place on Thursday, February 9th at the Red Rock Resort in Las Vegas during the 2012 D.I.C.E. (Design, Innovate, Communicate, Entertain) Summit. They will be hosted by comedian, actor and proud game enthusiast, Jay Mohr. This year’s IAAs will be streamed live on GameSpot.com in its entirety at 7:30pm PT / 10:30pm ET.
Check out the press release for additional info.
Interview @ Comic Book Resources
January 5th, 2012
Check out this recent interview where I discuss my latest project.
ZED 10 Completed
January 2nd, 2012
One of my goals last year was to finish ZED, my 10-issue comic series started way back in 2001, over ten years ago! Well, it's done! I managed to turn it in just hours before the new year. The issue should be on sale before the end of the month. Now, I going to start tackling my next project. Stay tuned and Happy New Year!
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.