Thanks for your patience! As of last week, Chapter 5 The Refuge is complete!
Today TWS won’t be updated, after making a decision to add a game segment to Chapter 6. As you may know, these things take some time, so I’m trying to get it situated. The Chapter 6 cover page should be released on October 12th!
Chapter 4 is done, in case you were waiting for the whole thing to be available before reading – thanks for your support! Next week starts Chapter 5: The Refuge! Patrons keep an eye out for a preview of the chapter cover!
If you’re local to the Halifax area, I’ll be at the Dartmouth Comic Arts Festival on Sunday with my pal Bruce Delo. Please drop by. I’ll have some copies of the TWS OST available and free postcards.
Hi everyone, and thanks for reading! I hope you’re enjoying The Star and our new site so far.
The new page is the last one before a small, simple game for page 5. Unfortunately, I’ve been keeping our game programmer Sean busy with website edits and phone functionality. On top of that, he’s getting married this weekend!!! I’m sending him my best wishes and those from the rest of TeamTWS. We’ll have more news on the upcoming Star game when all of that stress and fun has wrapped up for him.
In the meantime I’ll make an offer. If my Patreon reaches $50 by the time the game is released, I’ll post the rest of The Star all at once when it goes up. What do you think?
Welcome to the new Those Without Shadows site! It may not look much different, but everything in the back end has been changed. The game sections may not be operating right away, but they’ll be back soon, too.
As I mentioned last time, we’ll be switching things so that TWS updates more often, with less content. I hope you’ll appreciate the regularity, but let me know on the social media of your preference how you feel about it – if I’m somewhere, I’m on there as ‘playerprophet’. I’m going to try to update weekly, with the understanding that game sections might take a little longer. Please bear with us! There’s one coming up in chapter 4. Page 5 will be a game.
Okay let’s start with what’s happening in TWS: We’ll be changing how we update so that we can do it with more regularity. After doing a twitter survey it seems that the more popular option would be to update more often with a page or two at a time, so that’s what we’re going to do from here on out. That said, you should look forward to an update by the end of the weekend, probably.
Second: You can now play the games on your phone! We’re still working out some bugs from the mobile version, but it mostly works.
So here’s what happened to me at TCAF 2016:
This year I ended up getting on the waiting list for TCAF proper, but the wait ran long and I got in with the Hand Eye Society for Comics vs Games. So for my first time I had to build an interactive way to play TWS to show off all it’s capable of. So I had my comics and we got TWS up on an ipad borrowed from my lovely roommate and showed off our nice new touchscreen abilities.
It was a learning experience but it did go mostly well.
We had two OTHER new and exciting things there, too. One of them was Clark‘s burnt CD soundtrack. It’s currently unavailable anywhere but I have it on good authority that he’ll be hocking them to his patrons soon. If you’re interested you should support him, for sure!
The second was my zine about fandom, which you can download here. This was a major point to my stress coming up on TCAF but I got to say a lot of things in it that I really wanted to say.
NOW IT’S TIME FOR THE CHRONOLOGICAL PLAY-BY-PLAY OF MY ADVENTURES.
Due to my attendance at Tracon last weekend, I didn’t have time to make a proper blog post with the release of TWS:M Chapter 2, so here’s a small one now instead.
We’ve been working on getting a nice mobile version going, and after some hiccups, it should be ready soon. Since I manage all of the writing/art and most of the webstuff, I’ll probably be implementing it once I’ve gotten a fair bit of Chapter 3 done. Maybe next week.
In other news, I’ve begun what I hope to be a monthly wallpaper offering:
Pay what you want for it at gumroad! Patrons are receiving these things for completely free and to their inbox if you wanna join them.
The next con I’m signed up for is Hal-Con in Halifax, although I have no dates or certainty about how to get there.
I love to make big lovely blog posts to match my updates, but Tracon is tomorrow and I’ll be vending there. If you’re attending, please come visit for some TWS freebies! I’ll be at Artists’ Alley table 3.