Tag: Adventure Titles

TuacaCon 2011 – Tee Morris

Tee Morris is one of the Writer Guests of Honor for TuacaCon 2011 (along with Nathan Lowell and Philippa J. Ballantine).

Tee Morris has been writing adventures in far-off lands and far-off worlds since elementary school. Inspired by numerous Choose Your Own Adventure titles and Terry Brooks\\™ Shannara series, he wrote not-so-short short stories of his own, unaware that working on a typewriter when sick-from-school and, later, on a computer (which was a lot quieter\\¦that meant more time to write at night\\¦) would pave a way for his writings.

Podcasting MOREVI led to the founding of Podiobooks.com and collaborating with Evo Terra and Chuck Tomasi on Podcasting for Dummies. It also won acclaim and accolades for his first solo title,Billibub Baddings and The Case of the Singing Sword, the podcast winning a 2008 Parsec Award for Best Audio Drama. While writing Fantasy is his passion, his journalism chops were still called upon when commissioned to write articles for BenBella Books\\™s Farscape Forever: Sex, Drugs, and Killer Muppets and So Say We All: Collected Thoughts and Opinions of Battlestar Galactica. He was also tapped to write All a Twitter, a definitive guide to working with Twitter. With his diverse background in Science Fiction, writing, and Social Media,Tee has hosted presentations at venues across the country and around the world including The Library of Congress, BlogWorld, CREATE South, and Te Papa Tongawera.

Tee has now returned to writing fiction with The Ministry of Peculiar Occurrences series, written with his wife, Pip Ballantine. When Tee is not creating something on his Macintosh, he enjoys a good run, a good swim, martial arts (which he will start up again, someday), and putting together new playlists to write by. His other hobbies include cigars and scotch, which he regards the same way as anime and graphic novels: \\I don\\™t know everything about them, but I know what I like.\\ (And he likes Avo and Arturo Fuente for his smoke, Highland Park for his scotch!) He enjoys life in Virginia alongside Pip, his daughter, and five cats.

Videogame Trailer – The Next BIG Thing

I have a soft spot in my heart for point-and-click adventure games. “Story” is key in an adventure game, and some of the most fun I’ve ever had gaming was with a good LucasArts or Sierra game. TellTale Games has taken up the mantle in recent years, but there’s another company that has released some solid adventure titles in recent years, Spanish games company Pendulo Studios.

Their latest release is “The Next BIG Thing.”

From the game’s website:

After having put adventure games back in the spotlight with the Runaway trilogy, which captivated more than a million of players worldwide, Pendulo studio is back once again on front stage with The Next BIG Thing, a brand new adventure in high definition (1920×1080), more beautiful, funnier and even more surprising than ever.

A deep and mature story full of references to classic fantastic movies, an original couple of new heroes that we will definitely remember, a cast of fun and engaging characters and monsters, and a great load of humor. Here are some of the simple but catchy ingredients thrown into The Next BIG Thing’s explosive mix. Add Pendulo’s unique and astonishing graphic art, and the result is The Next BIG Thing, an incredible and crazy adventure.

The Next BIG Thing revisits with class and humor the fantastic cinema universe in a modern and funny adventure, packed with references to the genre’s popular movies and series. It offers a story full of comedy, horror, shivers, action, mystery, romance, suspense, twists and turns, lies, monsters, fridges, teleportation cabins, stolen brains, half meter flies, Egyptian bombshells, Mexican werewolves, Australian crocodiles, and\\¦ What? You didn’t think I was going to reveal everything, did you?