Hey all. It has been a while, but we’ve got some updates for you. First, check out the Tens Day Issue 1 black-and-white preview, which is available for download (for free!). The story picks up after the events of Issue 0, and showcases Ryan Zalis’s great art. Unfortunately, Ryan had to leave the project, so the Tens Day graphic narrative is on hiatus now. We will be sure to update you when the status of the book changes.
The Tens Day, story, however, continues, as the manuscript for the first draft of the traditional novel is complete. I am editing for grammar and surface-level issues right now, and will begin excising info dumps and paring down unneeded passages during the next round of edits. The story is available here, warts and all, for you to read. I will be discussing editing the novel and its relationship to the INT universe occasionally in the coming months.
The big news here at Starboard Games LLC is that The Initiation is now being offered for sale at our company store that Michael Gitkos, our website administrator, has built.
The Initiation Comic
A final obstacle stands in Cadet Wren Yorick’s way before he can join an elite 23rd-century military squadron: a trust exercise on a long-abandoned installation on the planet Venus that is rumored to be haunted. Isolated and disoriented upon waking up from his induced sleep, Wren must rely on the guidance of his superiors to complete the task. They remotely direct him on his solitary journey to the remnants of the former colony through a vicious and unfamiliar landscape rife with whipping winds and extreme heat. His commanding officers, however, do little to neutralize his sense that there is something more, something somehow occupying the bleak geography that he traverses. This leads Wren to question what he knows about his mission, his commanders and even his own eyes and ears before he reaches the small colonial outpost, at which point his life forever changes.