February 19th, 2008

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New Crobuzon RPG in the works!

You don't know how happy this makes me feel. Gareth and Adamant will do a brilliant job of this I'm sure. I'd loved to have had the chance to work on or publish this as the setting and novels are absolutely fantastic.

Well done GMS!


Adamant Entertainment has reached an agreement with award-winning author China Miéville to license his fantasy setting of Bas-lag, which featured in the novels Perdido Street Station, The Scar and Iron Council. Adamant Entertainment will publish a roleplaying game that will allow fans of the series to have their own adventures in the city of New Crobuzon. Subsequent game books will continue to explore the setting and characters of the world of Bas-lag.

"The city of New Crobuzon is an incredibly rich setting," said Adamant Entertainment owner Gareth-Michael Skarka. "We're extremely proud to be producing a game that gives it the level of detail and attention that it deserves."

"I grew up on RPGs," said China Miéville, "And the idea of a Bas-Lag game is incredibly exciting and humbling. That people might want to play in the world of my books is a tremendous honour."

The game will also feature a special treat for Miéville's fans -- the original map of the city of New Crobuzon, drawn by the author, as well as his own illustrations of some of the creatures found in the world of Bas-lag.

About China Mieville
China Miéville lives and works in London. His first novel, King Rat, was published in 1998, Perdido Street Station (winner of the Arthur C. Clarke Award and the British Fantasy Award) followed in 2000, The Scar (winner of the British Fantasy Award) in 2002, Iron Council in 2004 (winner of the Arthur C. Clarke Award), Looking for Jake and Other Stories in 2006, and Un Lun Dun in 2007. His work has been nominated for Hugo, Nebula and World Fantasy Awards.

About Adamant Entertainment
Adamant Entertainment is one of the recognized leaders in electronic publishing in the adventure games industry, and has recently begun to expand its print operations. Their game lines, including THRILLING TALES and THE IMPERIAL AGE, are the top sellers in their respective categories, and the company was recently featured in an Associated Press article on the growth of the electronic publishing sector,  appearing in news publications world-wide.

Adamant Entertainment Media Contact
Gareth-Michael Skarka gms [at] adamantentertainment [dot] com
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Axe Initative Looking For Artists

I thought I'd pass this along as I know there are a number of artists amongst my friends list and as daver2323 is my flatmate and pond823 is my ex-flatmate it's helping a good cause :)

Call for Artists
Axe Initiative Games Ltd is a newly formed company, run professionally by industry veterans. Its flagship line, Raiders Guild, presents a unique twist on classic roleplaying fantasy games. Raiders Guild has been created for Axe Initiative games by Robin D. Laws.

We are currently looking for a skilled, reliable freelance graphics designer to work on logo and simple texture design. We also a want to hear from freelance artists who can produce high quality fantasy / medieval Grey scale art in a timely and professional manner. Applicants must be over 18 years of age

Please email no more than THREE examples of your work, no file should be larger than 1mb in size (Jpegs preferable). We will be in contact if we feel we can work with you on our current project set, or if we need to see more samples.

Please label your email with 'Artist - Insert Full Name'

(We are not looking for Manga/Anime or Photo-manipulated styles of art at this time.)

Axe Initiative Games pays on completion/approval of commission.

Please send your samples to :- Axe.Initiative.Art@googlemail.com

thank you.

Dave Allsop
Art Director