Since we started Firelight Game Company, the top of the fan wishlist has included a Lost Worlds app. We’ve had many fans inquire about making an app and many others who’ve offered to help us build one. We’ve promised everyone that it was one of our top priorities. We’ve talked to a few interested developers over the past year but we didn’t want to make an announcement until we found the right fit. Well, now we’re ready!
We’re extremely happy to announce that we are partnering with Island Officials of Woodbury, NJ to build the first official Lost Worlds app. We have spent some time with them and believe they are an ideal candidate for the project. They have experience and a strong presence in the local gaming community. Plus they introduced us to Chicken Flingers, arguably the most fun game to play while at a convention. If you attend a convention they are at, I highly suggest you ask them about it. Hehe. But I digress…
The plan is in early stages and it is unusual that everything goes as planned all the time. However, we’re patient, persistent and we’re working with a very competent team of developers at Island Officials. Want to know the plan? Ok. Work will begin soon and we hope to have a prototype this Fall 2014. The prototype will start with the original characters designed back in 1983. After that, we may continue to convert the large collection of character books and/or create some new Lost Worlds characters. In any case, it’s likely to contain new art and initially available on iOS and Android.
We hope you’re as excited as we are about the Lost Worlds app! We are always happy to hear your thoughts, suggestions or any other comments you feel like sharing with us so let us know what you think! Subscribe to our blog, Facebook or Twitter accounts to get the latest announcements as they’re released. Have a great summer!
Firelight Game Company’s local convention hopping crew is excited to announce that Firelight Game Company will be a vendor at this year’s Retro Con 2014 at the Greater Philadelphia Expo Center in Oaks, PA Saturday & Sunday September 27th & 28th. At our last convention, TooManyGames 2014, many of you asked us to bring back more of the Classic Lost Worlds characters. Since then, we have been very busy doing just that.
We are pleased to announce that we will be bring more of the original Classic Lost Worlds Characters to Retro Con 2014! Man in Chain, Dwarf, and Hill Troll are just a few of the many characters that will be available. Please stop by our booth and check them out!
We had a great time this past weekend at TooManyGames 2014 at the Greater Philadelphia Expo Center.
Firelight Game Company will be at TooManyGames 2014 at the Greater Philadelphia Expo Center June 27th – 29th. Come visit us at Booth 67. We will have all the latest Queen’s Blade books, a variety of Queen’s Blade English Versions, and Classic Lost Worlds. Not sure how to play, or want to learn? We can teach you how to play in just 5 minutes! We look forward to seeing you there!!
Todd and I are looking forward to attending this year’s VuPop2 – An Academic Conference Where YOU are the Hero: Interactive Fiction in Print and Online on June 9th at Falvey Memorial Library Villanova University.
Stop by and say if you are in the area!
VuPop II Schedule of Events
|9:30 – 10:00||Registration and Coffee Time (Light Refreshments served)|
|10:00 – 10:15||David Uspal and Michael Foight – Introductory Remarks and Overview|
|10:15 – 10:45||Demian Katz – The History of Gamebooks|
|10:45 – 11:15||Rebecca Slitt – Viking, Gunslinger, and Madam Midshipwoman: Gender and History in Interactive Fiction|
|11:15 – 12:00||Laura Bang and Christopher Hallberg – A Live Interactive Reading of Groom of the Tomb|
|12:00 – 1:00||Lunch Break (Lunch provided)|
|1:00 – 1:30||Christopher Liu – On Writing, Interactively|
|1:30 – 2:00||Randy Cook – Let There Be Light (or at least a simulated torch)|
|2:00 – 2:30||David Uspal – Grues and Other Dark Place Hazards: The Incomplete History of Interactive Fiction and Graphic Adventures|
|2:30 – 2:45||Afternoon Break|
|2:45 – 3:15||David Perlman - Interactive Fiction: The Use of Two Forms of Pop Culture to Increase Public Bioethics Awareness|
|3:15 – 3:45||Tom Rothamel – Visual Novels and Ren’Py|
|3:45 – 4:25||Panel Discussion|
|4:25 – 4:30||Closing Remarks|