Thursday, March 5, 2009

Living Arcana

A few days ago I was contacted by the head of a local computer company—more accurately a: GPS Driven Mobile Software Development and Game Studio. The company is called Seek Mobile Interactive. The guy, Greg R. was interested in hiring me for some freelance work developing a game they are creating called, Living Arcana. Check out some information about the game here:


Sure, it would be cool if they wanted to create a video game about the Iron Dragon books, but who knows what the future might bring? For now, I’m very intrigued by the prospect of helping to create a cutting edge game and working with some cool guys.


Living Arcana is Seek Mobile Interactive’s Pilot Product. It was first announced back in November 2007 and was featured on over 15,000 web sites. Living Arcana is a fantasy themed virtual world laid on top of the real world and you can explore this world, interact with it’s inhabitants and other players by using your cell phone and exploring the real world.


This game will be played on the iPhone, and perhaps other phones, though Seek Mobile’s success has been from creating applications for the iPhone. Greg and Mitch (the main artist) want me to help them create the world, the history, and to bring it all to life. Creating a whole new fantasy world sounds awesome to me.


I’ve agreed to help them, a few hours a month, and we’ll see how it all goes. I think it’s going to be lots of fun and the time commitment seems quite manageable. I’ll have a non-disclosure agreement eventually, and was asked to keep the little details secret at this point—not that I have very many little details.


I’m very thankful for the offer to help create the game world for Living Arcana. And now I must write down my ideas for the world. It’s going to be awesome.


Here’s to Seek Mobile Interactive!

Paul Genesse

Author of The Dragon Hunters

Book Two of the Iron Dragon Series

May 2009