Last September, Ken Burnside of Ad Astra Games sent me a private message on the Star Ranger forums. The first words were “I’m interested in publishing this”
This Friday we signed a contract with Ad Astra Games to publish Silent Fury.
Which is crazy. When we started I never seriously thought we’d get to the point where Silent Fury would go beyond our little homebrew spaceship game, but here we are.
What’s this mean for the site? Look for much more frequent updates on the blog as I’ll be burning the midnight oil to get the game ready for publication. I have rules to re-check and re-write, scenarios to playtest, and ships to design, plus we’ll be working closely with Ken to find components for the game.
The other thing it means is that I have two sites now – because we’ve entered into a contract I’ve also formed a game design company (mainly for legal and financial protection), but as long as I’m doing that then we can use it as a vehicle for all the games we want to design. We’re not done with Silent Fury by a long shot, but we know that we want to make more games after this because it’s been an amazing experience.