In a world ruled by a flourishing Ottoman Empire, a hotshot mecha pilot suffers a crisis of nerves as he prepares to face the dreaded Scorpion Rider in gladiatorial combat.
With a visual style inspired by French comics of the 1970s, and a dieselpunk North African setting, this celshaded animated short is in production by an international team of designers and animators. The project will have a booth at the upcoming CTN Expo, and is planning a Kickstarter campaign in November.
Read more about the project: the-ottoman.com
An adventure story set in a set in an alternate-historical dieselpunk world, The Automan’s Daughter follows military-school dropout Aisha Osman and her uncle Siddig as they outwit bikers, spies and kidnappers while gearing up for a tournament showdown with the formidable Widowmaker mecha.
It can be read online, for free, at The Automan’s Daughter.
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Ebon is an forthcoming comic about rash of mysterious slayings among a community of urban vampires.
The comic follows outcast bloodsucker Ebon, whose hunt for her friend’s killers runs up against secret societies, corrupt police and the Catholic church.
A visual-novel/adventure game set in a cyberpunk world of cyborgs, hackers and data couriers, Ring of Glass puts the player in control of Declan Gage, a freelance hacker trying desperately to clear his name after being imprisoned for a crime he didn’t commit. His search takes him through underwater Chinatown, trans-Pacific vacuum-trains, and a place called the Iron Triangle.
The game is being developed in Unity3D, for iOS, Mac and PC.