Tuesday, 31 March 2020

DRACULA - Curse of the Vampire Late Pledges

Even if you missed the Kickstarter for my latest ACE GamebookDRACULA - Curse of the Vampire, you can still place a Late Pledge.

Here's what you need to do if you would like to make a Late Pledge to the Kickstarter:
  1. Look through the list of Rewards below and select the one you would like by clicking on the PayPal button underneath it.
  2. Look through the list of Add-ons and select any you would like by clicking on their PayPal buttons.
  3. Once you have selected your Reward and Add-ons, you will need to checkout through PayPal to actually place your Late Pledge.
  4. If you have selected any physical rewards, you will need to pay for postage at a later date, when the books are ready to ship in Spring 2021.
Please note - you can find out more about precisely what comes with each reward level by visiting the DRACULA - Curse of the Vampire project page here.

Monday, 30 March 2020

Dracula - Curse of the Vampire... 18 hours to go!

Dracula - Curse of the Vampire has just 18 hours left to run on Kickstarter. If you haven't backed the project yet, now's the time to do so, and if you have, now's the time to make sure you've selected all the Add-ons you require, from Playing Cards and Dice, to T-shirts and copies of my other ACE Gamebooks.


Thought for the Day

"Measures of success change depending who we talk to – my accountant probably doesn't care that my book has won awards, but I know my publisher does."

~ Damian Barr, writer

Friday, 27 March 2020

Gamebook Friday: Alice's Nightmare in Italy

Next week I was supposed to be attending PLAY: The Games Festival, held in the Italian city of Modena. The Italian language version of Alice's Nightmare in Wonderland was due to launch at the event, and I was going to be signing copies of the book.

As things stand, PLAY has been postponed until the end of May, but I really can't say for certain at this time whether (a) the event will still go ahead, or (b) whether I'll be there.

However, in anticipation of the launch of L'Incubo di Alice nel Paese Delle Meraviglie, I was interviewed for Librograme's Land Magazine. You can read the interview, if you can read Italian, here.

I was also supposed to be giving a talk to The Lewis Carroll Society in London this evening, but, unsurprisingly, it has been cancelled.

In other gamebook-related news, Dracula - Curse of the Vampire now has just four days left to run on Kickstarter and has already passed Stretch Goal #1. Can we reach Stretch Goal #2 before Tuesday lunchtime? If everyone keeps spreading the word, I am sure we can!

I must have been subconsciously influenced by the Coronavirus Pandemic, as there are four places in the adventure where you can pick up infectious diseases!

Tuesday, 24 March 2020

Dracula - Curse of the Vampire... One week to go!

The Dracula - Curse of the Vampire Kickstarter concludes one week today, at 1:00pm on Tuesday 31st March.

Currently, we're about £800 away from hitting the first stretch goal, which would pay for additional art for the book.

In terms of the writing, I am now more than halfway through the Vampire Hunters' adventure, but once that's done I will still have to write Dracula's narrative path through the book.

So if you've yet to back the project, don't delay and do so today. And if you have already backed the project, thank you very much and please keep spreading the word.

Monday, 23 March 2020

Thought for the Day

"There is no shame in having another job: Kurt Vonnegut managed a car dealership and Harper Lee was a travel agent. But, yes, it bewilders and depresses me that even the crappiest footballer is paid more than our finest literary novelists."

Damian Barr, writer

Sunday, 22 March 2020

Alice's Nightmare in Lockdown-Land

Having to occupy restless children while the schools are shut due to the Corona Crisis? Feeling stressed and need something to help you relax, now that you can't go to the gym or down the pub?

Then you need the Alice's Nightmare in Wonderland Colouring Books, illustrated by Kev Crossley and published by Snowbooks.