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The Crimson Diamond Gazette #35

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The Genesis Temple Podcast #8 – Julia Minamata (The Crimson Diamond, Space Warlord Organ Trading Simulator)

Interviews from the Multiverse: Julia Minamata

Lockdown Con II "The Indie Games Revolution" Panel (first panel of the day)'s Geek's Guide to the Galaxy article

Pixelles BIPOC Creator Program grant recipient

usesthis interview (interview about my hardware and software set-up)

8-bit Ninja interview about The Crimson Diamond (in German)

CAAD52 magazine article about The Crimson Diamond (in Spanish)

Cabel Sasser's Photoshop Revelation clip

HomeTeam GameDev Podcast -- Guest Julia Minamata

CityNews - Canada Showcased Through Video Games

CBC Thunder Bay - Superior Morning Radio Interview

TVOntario article

Retro 'Rents Podcast episode

PAX East 2020 "What's Next for Adventure Games" Panel

Adventure Games Podcast episode

Big Boss Battle -- Featured

Escapist Magazine article

Classic Adventurer, Issue 07 -- Featured

Adventure Gamers AdventureX Round-up, part II

Scarborough Mirror Article

Digital Roadmap Article Article

IndieGames+ Article

PC GAMER Article

Adventure Gamers Announcement Article

Adventure Corner Article (German)

YouTube LP Playlist

The CGG Podcast: # 44 Third appearance, updates since April 2019!

The CGG Podcast: #20 The Crimson Diamond updates & The Colonel's Bequest

The CGG Podcast: #1 Episode featuring me discussing The Crimson Diamond



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Wordplay showcase

Get Crimson Diamond merch on my Society6 store!



I help admin a thriving classic gaming community called the Classic Gamers Guild on Facebook. We host plenty of events during the week, as well as contests and a bunch of other great stuff. We even have a podcast and I was the first guest!




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September 2021

Hello, dear readers! Happy September! The weather is cooling here in Ontario, but still quite warm most of the time. I love this time of year!


The Genesis Temple Podcast

I was interviewed by Damiano Gerli for The Genesis Temple Podcast. Damiano is a podcaster, journalist, and gaming historian. We had a lovely conversation about The Crimson Diamond and games of the past and present!


Multiverse Interview

I was also on a livestream with Robert "Staredcraft" Willing for his "Interviews from the Multiverse" series! Robert's interviewed lots of game devs, including fellow Adventure Game Studio developers Francisco González of Grundislav Games and Dave Gilbert of Wadjet Eye!



Jim Maxwell stream

I had my third guest on stream! Jim Maxwell is an Emmy award-winning matte painter and lover of adventure games. We talked about some of his favourite games and game art, The Crimson Diamond, his work on Vikings, and his book project! He also tried his hand at low-res EGA pixel art! Check out the video here!


art stream screenshot

Art streams continue! I'm still working on the nighttime scene with the fisherman and the campfire. I'm making lots of progress -- I think it'll be done soon! Here's the latest art stream video.


Dan Policar stream

Music streams also continue! Dan composed a tense waltz for one of the later chapters in The Crimson Diamond. He built it from scratch in this video!

Game art and game music streams generally alternate on Tuesdays at 8pm Eastern. Art streams are on a_maplemystery and music streams are on danthebandmusic! When streams go live I announce it on Twitter, so follow me there to be notified (or follow my channel on Twitch!).





Margot portrait cross-stitch

I've returned to cross-stitching! I'm still testing out a few embroidery floss colours (the cyans and magentas are proving the trickiest), but I think I've nearly chosen my EGA cross-stitching palette!



herkimer diamonds


DID YOU KNOW: Herkimer diamonds aren't diamonds at all! They are double-terminated (pointy on both ends) quartz crystals with 18 faces. They are gorgeous in jewellry, where their bold, naturally "faceted" structure and stunning clarity can be enjoyed every day!

Herkimer Diamond Ring



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Thanks for reading! Happy September!

-- JM