Prince of Cats Kickstarter goes live tomorrow!

Hi loyal Sky Bear fans,

I don’t much like tooting my own horn much, so it might come as a surprise to you to know I’ve been working on a computer game since 2015. I like to keep things quiet until I actually have something to show for my work.

Tomorrow I launch the Kickstarter for my game Prince of Cats. It’s about a faerie from the Court of the Cat Prince, who has to find her master who is lost in the mortal world. While there, she sees a lot of familiar characters from the plays of Shakespeare. It’s in the visual novel/life sim genre, and has many different endings and achievements to unlock.

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The game was actually mostly finished in 2015, but being a poor student at the time, I didn’t have the budget for the artwork I really wanted. Now, working in the IT industry and in a better position, I have been paying the wonderful Jade du Preez of Forrest Creative and she’s been making the game beautiful for the last five months (yes, the same artist we used for Cat Capers!). Also my brother Brent Ahuriri, who created the music for my award-nominated play Dracula, is steadily working away at the soundtrack for the game.

I’m super thrilled to be bringing this game out finally. It will be finished, whether the Kickstarter is successful or not, it will just take a bit longer if we don’t get the funding. But this is your chance to get the game really cheap ($10NZD), or to get some of the nice bonuses, like your cat in the background artwork, or even your face for one of the characters!

I’ll make a new post tomorrow with the Kickstarter link once we’ve launched, but for now, please Like the page on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/princeofcatsgame and you’ll get to see lots of new art as I update it.

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LOTR: The Death of Isildur

Well, the title says it all! James did give me a chance, however, to change canon by winning or fleeing. But Isildur got surrounded pretty early on and went down in one round.

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An ambush lies ahead!

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The Orc captain awaits…

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The column advances…

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Isildur and the ring sink to the bottom of the Anduin

LOTR: The Last Alliance of Elves and Men

We played Sauron vs. The assembled elves and humans last night. The heroes on the side of good were Isildur, Elendil, Gilgalad and Elrond. We didn’t have a Sauron figure, so… well, you’ll see.

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The Last Alliance lines up

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Sauron makes his entrance

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Orcs clash with elves and men

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The heroes face Sauron

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Cast the ring into the fire Isildur!

LOTR: Tutorial Shenanigans

Hey all! James introduced me to the LOTR war game recently. He ran me a little tutorial session in which I had to rescue a bunch of besieged elves and humans with Isildur. All the Numenoreans died… Racist elves…

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The Numenoreans prepare to defend the hill

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The orcs storm the hill

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Forget Sauron! What’s that in the sky?

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They are coming…

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The funeral for the last Numenorean to perish. He died on the last turn!