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The Crimson Diamond Gazette #16



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Hello, dear readers! Happy February, 2020! Even with the bonus Leap Year day, I have a feeling this month will go by just as quickly as its predecessor!

First and most excitingly, I will be on a panel at PAX East this year! It's on Saturday, February 29 (the aforementioned bonus day, I'm making the most of it!) at 2pm. It's called "What's Next for Adventure Games?". Francisco Gonzalez (Grundislav Games) will be moderating. The panel will include Dave Gilbert (Wadjet Eye Games), Josh Mandel (ex-Sierra, Transolar Games) and Katie Hallahan Rahhal (Phoenix Online Studios). Distinguished company, indeed!

If you're in or around Boston, I hope to see you at PAX East! I've got new postcards that I'll be handing out to promote The Crimson Diamond.


I'm busily working on the next section of The Crimson Diamond, which involves the player *finally* being able to explore outside the lodge at night! This has given me the opportunity to really play around with the EGA palette to produce some spooky effects (no palette swapping, it's the same sixteen EGA colours -- Combined with plenty of dithering!):



I'm happy to report I finished my first cross-stitching project! I learned a new new stitches along the way, too! I really enjoy having crafting hobby where I use my hands -- It's a nice change of pace from being in front of the computer all day!

I'm working on another little cross-stitch kit, and then another, and then I'll look into designing my own! I'd love to turn some of my Crimson Diamond game art into cross-stitching projects.



DID YOU KNOW: Games imitate life! Recently, I was amazed to discover this New Yorker article profiling Eira Thomas, a real-life Canadian redheaded lady geologist who discovered and opened viable diamond mining sites in the Northwest Territories and Quebec. She graduated from the University of Toronto with a Bachelor of Science in Geology, and is now the President/CEO/Co-Founder of Lucara Diamond Corp. She's known as the "Queen of Diamonds" in the industry, how cool is that?



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Thanks for reading! Have a wonderful February :)

-- JM