New Project Announcement: Shax

Hello hello, lovely folks, it’s sure been a while! While Jenny and Melody are heading into an Australian “autumn” (which is hotter than your typical British “summer” day), I’m currently in the chilly and utterly amazing coastal city of Helsingør in Denmark, known in English as Elsinore. The name sound familiar? If so, you might’ve encountered it before in the form of Shakespeare’s Hamlet, which features a castle based on the real-life Kronborg. Yup, that’s where I’ve been spending the last few days as part of a Shakespeare conference–and yup, it has been geeky and awesome beyond words.

The super awesome castle.

The super awesome castle.

In fact, today (23 April) marks the 400th death anniversary of the Bard, and forms the epicentre of a year-long celebration, with all sorts of amazing events held all over the world. On this monumental day, I’m thrilled to announce our next project: a Shakespearean game for iOS (and possibly Android) entitled Shax.

As you the title suggests, this is a very playful–and sometimes irreverent–game, and aims to be funfunfun rather than “educational”. While it is also rather different from Regency Love in many ways, Mel and I have gone back to some of our earlier Regency Love-inspired design concepts, and are having a blast making this game. We hope you’ll consider giving Shax a go when it is released (we don’t have a confirmed date yet, but are looking at roughly 2016/2017)–writing this game has been so much fun, and I hope you’ll get to enjoy it, too!

I caught the sunrise this morning on Shakespeare's 400th deathiversary--and then these swans appeared!

I caught the sunrise this morning on Shakespeare’s 400th deathiversary–and then these swans appeared!

On a final note, for those who are wondering: yes, the Lord Sutton novel is being written, slowly and surely–just like how his affection for a certain lady grows.