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The Geeky Antics network is all about giving geeks of all backgrounds a chance to LEVEL UP. We strive to be a collaborative platform for free expression, fun, and growth: http://geekyantics.net http://facebook.com/geekyantics I am a gamer, game designer, entrepreneur, a "free thinker", marketing consultant, and freelance writer. Rather than doing the obligatory sharing of credentials and trying to impress you with my "mad skills", let's just start a conversation. If there is anything else you want to know, ask away! 8) Don't forget to check out my web sites at: * http://yomar.me * http://twtich.tv/yogizilla * http://youtube.com/yogizilla DISCLAIMER: My opinions and off-color remarks do not necessarily represent those of my employers, clients, and/or partners.. Though they may secretly agree. *grin*

ReElise: A retro, Hip Hop, Christian RPG

Stan Faryna speaks about ReElise (the indiegame not the film festival) and the message of hope that’s delivered in both the game’s story and the journey Justin Fox has embarked upon.

We at the GeekyAntics Network have helped take many #funding intiatives from zero to hero. The challenge with crowdfunding on Kickstarter is that you have to identify the audience and need that exists today before you can build up a new movement or push for high-concept projects.

There are many things we’ve learned in our support for this project and others like it. Specifically, the #Christianvideogame space is quite barren. If you do a search, most of the results are unrelated, negative, or unremarkable.

What this tells us is that this is truly a ground level opportunity. That’s exciting! We have an underdog story in the making but that also means this is the phase where things will be the hardest. One thing I urge content creators, small business owners, and entrepreneurs about is this: don’t let negativity stop you.

The more pushback you get, the more people doubt what you’re doing, the more audiences don’t click with your idea.. That’s all good because, if it’s plain to see, the opportunity isn’t really there. The “trick” to marketing is bridging that gap between your vision and the actual need; that is, adjusting your messaging so that it clicks with people without compromising what makes it unique.

Being at the ground level and on the cusp of something bigger than ourselves is scary. It’s easy to jump on an existing trend or pop culture. Innovation is scary, which may explain why there is so much metoo-ism in the world.

I commend Justin Fox and folks like him for paving the way for the few, the brave, the truly inspired! Here’s a black game developer who is breaking barriers on so many levels. You rarely hear about Christian video games that aren’t hack jobs or edutainment titles. Heck, you rarely see any minority representation in the gaming industry PERIOD.. And that’s got to change.

Who will join us in taking small steps towards big things (i.e. the tipping point)?

Who will join us in creating a legacy?

Who will join us in this movement that will bring more love and courage to the underdogs: small businesses, growing brands, and solopreneurs?

Please comment with your thoughts and be blessed!

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ReElise: A retro, Hip Hop, Christian RPG Game

by Stan Faryna

Stan Faryna

12 hours and counting.

The clock is ticking for Justin Fox’s Kickstarter campaign. The backing is no where near the funding goal for this game. For more than a week, Yomar Lopez has been working hard to rustle up some love across the internets for Justin’s campaign. But Yomar’s not getting the feels – especially from the Christian crowd. Yomar asks with not a little frustration and confusion: “What’s up with that?!!”

Justin’s Kickstarter campaign is more than a dream. It’s a prophetic vision. He even quit his day job – not to mention he’s been working on ReElise for more than a few years. The hand-illustration work has been (and is) challenging to say the least. With 12 hours left on the Kickstarter campaign and many tens of thousands of dollars short of the…

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Christian Video Games

Really enjoyed this article.

So, the thought is that Christian video games are either edutainment or just really bad? Yet there are games like ReElise, That Dragon Cancer, and Heroes Of Issachar… Why is it that Christian games are dismissed? Is it possible to have a strong message/story and fun gameplay?

Irreducible Complexity

This week I’ve come across two “Christian Video Games” trying to raise funding via Kickstarter.

The first campaign is titled “Judeo-Christian Video Game – Moral & Fun – Call of Abraham.” Which describes itself as:

A spiritually-enriching, action-packed, FUN Judeo-Christian role-playing video game you can be proud to give to your loved ones!

The second is “Grow Your Congregation (Web Based Game),” and its description is:

We would like to see an addictive Faith inspired game that could be compared to Mrmine.com or Cookie Clickers.

Neither of these projects is going to reach their funding targets, without a bona fide miracle.

The interesting thing to me, reading these campaigns, is how open and transparent they are about the aspirations of a Christian Video Game developer. A Christian Video Game is made to feed the pride of Christians (i.e. American Evangelicals) in their sub-culture / ghetto.


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@_ReElise #IndieGame @Kickstarter Project Blends #Anime, #HipHop, #Christianity & Hope – SUPER DOPE!

Most Kickstarter and video game projects suffer from metoo-ism so, when someone decides to make something ground-breaking, unique, and absolutely breathtaking, we really should pay attention.

Even if you’re not a gamer, what do you think about leading with religion or passion in projects? Is it worth the risk or should you play it safe?

Please discuss in the comments. Also, be sure to check out the ReElise Kickstarter project. It’s pretty darn amazing.. And innovated – TRULY!

Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Pass ONLINE (An NoF Portal)

Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you may have caught some of the buzz about one of the most ambitious Kickstarter indie game projects this year: ReElise (pronounced “release”).  This game is nothing short of SUPER DOPE.  But don’t take our word for it..  Peep our gameplay video and YouTube exclusive SNEAK PEEK:

This game is high-concept yet super fun to play.  It combines…

  • Moving hip-hop beats and original OST
  • Old-school/retro turn-based JRPG game mechanics
  • Deep combat system and phat loot
  • Emotional story with tons of feels
  • Dynamic characters that aren’t made out of cardboard
  • Christian themes and practical life advice, hope, and inspiration

On the latter note, some folks may be turned off by the Christian aspect.  The knee-jerk reaction may be that it’s going to be preachy or that a hidden agenda will take priority over good gameplay.  None of those things are true.

If you worry…

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Doctor Who fans vs Florida HOA. Geronimo!

Something for my #Whovians and a reminder why HOA communities are often worst than just renting. When buying a house, choose wisely.

Killer Kitsch

UPDATE 01/08/2015: Story covered by WPTV West Palm Beach includes video feature from ABC Action news.


MAIN STORY: LeAnn Moder, and her family, have hit a slight snag after Doctor Who parked the TARDIS slap bang in-front of their house over Christmas 2014.

The TARDIS was built by LeAnn’s father in 2012 and used in lieu of a traditional ‘altar’ at her and her husband David’s Doctor Who / Torchwood themed wedding, held at a British style pub in a local mall. It has since been loaned to a church, libraries and a fair few Sci-Fi & Comic Book conventions in the area.

The problems started when the couple received this rather poorly constructed letter from the Lexington Home Owners Association of Tampa Florida just before Christmas.

Basically somebody grassed them up for being different. Yes, they live in an area that has all kinds of rules and regulations (especially regarding weeds) so perhaps they shouldn’t have…

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Doctor Who- Dark Journey

Dig this interview between TIMD and the producer/director of the Doctor Who radio drama series, Dark Journey. We will be working with MA Tamburro soon over at GeekyAntics.net to discuss the new season, favorite classic Doctor Who moments, creative influences/inspirations, and what we’d love to see in New-WHO (amongst other things)!

What would you say is the purest Doctor Who experience, the heart of the narrative and “recipe”? Mystery, adventure, fantasy, science, or something else? Leave us VM at 206-415-4987 or e-mail us at twtt(at)geekyantics(dot)net to join the conversation!


Troughton Is My Doctor

Emotionally shattered after a tragedy, the Doctor arrives in London and becomes companion to Sherlock Holmes in an effort to stop Jack the Ripper’s murderous trail of terror. But is there an even greater evil at work in Victorian England?

Welcome to the fan produced Doctor Who audio Dark Journey. It’s a multi-episode series written, performed and produced in Toronto, Canada with a Canadian and international cast and crew featuring the music of Doctor Who fan favourite Traffic Experiment.

I had the chance to sit down and have a chat with Director/Producer M.A. Tamburro about the project.

Troughton Is My Doctor: What made you want to get into fan produced Doctor Who audio?

M.A. Tamburro: My good friend Andrew Chalmers is a writer and fellow Doctor Who fan. We’ve done a few small comedies and things together before and this just seemed like an obvious thing that would be fun…

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I Am A Dumbass. Here’s Why.

Robert is a great dude so come on over and give him some encouragement. Lord knows we have all hit ruts like this before.. I certainly have! Let’s get a big raid and some encouragement going!

You've Been Hooked!

Where to begin?

It is a question, no, it is the question that has plagued everyone who has ever tried to communicate, from the most brilliant writer to the first caveman who scratched up a perfectly good cave wall with messages that appeared to be insane ramblings to the rest of the tribe.

Speaking of that original set of markings, can you imagine all the information the first writer/artist wanted to convey?

  • “Females are soft and warm. After you bang them over the head with a club? Not so much.”
  • “Fire… good for making dead animal taste better.”
  • “Fire… HOT!”
  • “Beware the Kardashian tribe. Me get bad vibe from them.”

But enough about the distant past, let’s talk about recent events and how they have impacted my present… and the damage they’re going to do to my future.

First of all, I am still currently employed as a bellman. My…

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