First off, sorry that news has been scarce this year. It’s been an odd year, all things considered – as I think we can all attest to. I’ve also had many work projects that have eaten into my time, so I’ve not had a chance to sit down and start penning DestinyQuest V yet. But rest assured that I keep a notepad handy, and I am always scribbling down ideas in readiness.
I think it’s fair to start off with an apology. An apology for this year. That might sound odd as I finally released Book IV of the DestinyQuest saga – The Raiders of Dune Sea – in my opinion the crowning glory of my game writing so far. But I am sure, as fans and kickstarter backers are aware, it was a tough process – with me unfortunately falling foul of a disreputable publisher, who – despite my best efforts (and money) to rectify and fulfil promises – still decided it was okay to burn me in the end.
The Raiders of Dune Sea, the fourth instalment in the DestinyQuest saga, is now available from online retailers. As readers across the globe are now getting their copies and starting to play through the content, battling monsters, raiding tombs and hunting out that cool loot, I thought it would be fun to run a little competition.
Thanks to the amazing support of fans during the Kickstarter campaign, a number of stretch goals were unlocked, including two special backing tracks to accompany the Raiders of Dune Sea. These two stunning soundscapes have been composed by DQ fans, Ben van Gastel and Antal Nusselder – who together form My Endless Y (www.myendlessy.com).
The long wait is almost over. Book Four of the DestinyQuest series finally takes to the desert in the next exciting installment of this epic gamebook series.