Update 11/29/18: I received an incredible promotional piece from artist, Jeff Holt, who really captured the feel that I’m going for. It’s at the bottom of the page.
Update 11/1/18: I’m currently participating in NaNoWriMo and using it as a way to start fleshing out some of my world, its story, and the themes that I want to highlight.
Update 10/18/18: I’m currently working on finding an artist who can help me with a promotional piece for the game. Specifically, something that can help draw attention to the project and help me get the team together that I need.
More updates here as they happen!
I’m thrilled to tell you that after my experience with interviewing the NDN Players (which you can read HERE ) I had sort of an epiphany. After seeing a preview for the video game Greedfall, I wanted to create a “What If” world that explored the idea of Native Americans who never met Europeans, never suffered under colonization. And not set in the 1400s or even now, but in the future. I tossed around the idea of a board game and a card game (both of which are still on the back burner), but decided to instead focus on my first true love in gaming – roleplaying games. RPGs are the best way to create the world that I have in my head and the best way for players to experience this rich expansive idea.
This game will be like nothing else out there. The world I’m creating isn’t a dystopia, it isn’t cyberpunk or straight science-fiction either. It’s a future where Native Americans stepped into tomorrow walking a path that’s completely different. One where they alone shaped the history of the continent we live on today. Because of the unique setting and ideas involved, I’m working on building a unique system for the game, one focused on storytelling.
As important as the game is though, what’s equally important is that I plan to build this game with, if possible, an entirely Native American team. Representation matters and my goal is to have an all Native team, with as many women and LGBTQIA folks as I can fit in. I’m still in the midst of chatting, recruiting and planning my team but hopefully I’ll be able to announce some names soon.
If you would like to know more, please contact me. Feel free to pass this information on to others as well. I’ll update this project here as I go, but for now, please know that I’m looking for the possible following roles:
- Graphic Designer
This list isn’t all inclusive. If anyone feels like they have a skill set that could contribute to this project, then I’d love to hear from them.
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