April 24, 2018
This week, we talk with Jean Leggett, CEO of One More Story Games. Based in Barrie, Ontario, this small studio is currently working with author Charlaine Harris (of True Blood fame) to turn her Lily Bard series into mobile games. Jean is also a keynote speaker and recently did a Tedx Talk on what 10 year-old taught her and her partner about their tech start-up. Jean shares with us the details about the murder-mystery Lily Bard project but also what’s next for One More Story Games. CLICK HERE TO LISTEN
This week in news: Neocore backtracks after facing backlash for promising 90 hour work weeks to get the next Warhammer game out the door, DICE is working on a battle royale mode prototype for Battlefield V, Hearthstone director Ben Brode leaves Blizzard and The Darwin Project is now Free To Play.
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Toronto Game Devs Interview OMSG Founders
Toronto Game Devs Interview OMSG Founders Jean and Blair Leggett about their latest project, Shakespeare’s Landlord, a novel-to-game adaptation of #1 New York Times bestselling authoring Charlaine Harris’ novel of the same name. The project focuses on Lily Bard, an amateur sleuth living in the sleepy town of Shakespeare, Arkansas in the mid-90s. Upon the discovery of her dead landlord in an adjacent park, Lily struggles to deal with her post-traumatic stress disorder and anxiety that is a result of a previous personal experience as an abduction and sexual assault survivor.
Jean and Blair share their startup story, some of the challenges they’ve had over the first four years of building their business and developing 7 games.
Toronto Game Devs is a podcast for Ontario-focused game developers. It awarded One More Story Games three Game of the Year honours- Mandatory Upgrade and Hard Vacuum Lullaby won spots #1 & 2 for 2016 and Danielle’s Inferno tied for #1 PC Game of the Year.
Listen to the full podcast here: http://www.torontogamedevs.com/podcast/tgd-interview-4-one-more-story-games