I’m going to be writing a book for Albion Online.
For those of you who don’t know, Albion Online is a new fantasy MMO* coming out in early 2016 that puts the economy, the territory, pretty much everything actually, in the hands of the players.
It also features: Demons! Donkeys!** No character classes!*** Farming! The cutest rabbits ever digitised!**** Customisable housing! Cross platform play!*****
They’ve brought me in to do two things:
- to fill out the world, providing history and motivation to the various groups and to put names and faces to key characters.
- to write the tie-in novel.
In many ways this is my dream job as it combines most of my favourite things, namely: GMing, writing and gaming. Yes, for the first time in my life I can legitimately play a computer game for research purposes. 😀
More news coming soon!
If you’re interested in the game, you can check out their website for videos, forums and further info. You can even become a founder to get beta access and exclusive in game specials.
*Massively Multiplayer Online
**As mounts. There are lots of other options including (but not limited to) horses, oxen and giant wolves.
***In Albion you are what you wear, literally. This means you can switch between class on the fly, providing you have the kit. You can also mix and match: So you can be a wizard in plate or a warrior in robes, whatever you fancy.
*****Windows, Mac, Linux, iOS and Android all playing on the same server.