It has been a long time since I last made a post here, and I thought it was about time I came out from hibernation to let everyone know what’s been going on. The iDGi team and I have been working tirelessly in our efforts to return to the CONSORTIUM world; I have not slept well in several weeks, my wife and child barely see me anymore, and I think I’m starting to lose my mind a little… but I finally have some good news to share!
It has been nearly a year since the release of CONSORTIUM and the day we first opened the rift. Improvements and patches to the experience have resulted in a more stable connection to the other universe, but one question still remains: how can we re-establish with the other world and once more take the reins of Bishop Six to continue his struggle against an undefined, yet mysteriously prevalent enemy? Or in other words, how can we possibly make it to the Churchill Tower when all currently available roads lead to disaster?
Over the past few months, in anticipation of the Winter Solstice, we have sent quite a few blind messages through the rift in an attempt to reach the King. Our intention was to contact the King so that we may receive information to upgrade the iDGi-1 satellite. We must learn how to begin a new connection back in time, only moments before Bishop Six jumps from Zenlil, so that we may warn the crew of impending trouble.
Yesterday was the Winter Solstice of 2014, and as expected we experienced a greater-than-usual connectivity spike from the other side of the rift. For those of you unaware, for several hours during the Winter Solstice of each year the connection between our worlds – or more specifically our connection to the Consortium King – becomes stronger. We are excited to say that this year was no different as we received a highly informative transmission. Though still being decoded by us, included in this transmission was a glimpse into what awaits us on the Churchill Tower as seen from the Bishop’s perspective. In fact, once entirely decoded we believe we are looking at several minutes of video footage depicting the Bishop within the tower. This in turn tells us one very important piece of information: Bishop Six is at least capable of surviving the freefall.
With that being said, we are now more driven than ever to see a return to their world. We have learned much from the Winter Solstice transmission, and with this information we plan to put together a crowdfunding campaign in order to raise the necessary funds to upgrade the iDGi-1 satellite and bring CONSORTIUM: The Tower Prophecy to life.
http://www.thetowerprophecy.com is now up and running. Included is an image of the Churchill Tower in all its glory (interpretively pieced together from current information on the tower), and at the bottom of the page you will find a place to join the Tower Prophecy mailing list. If you have not already, please consider throwing down your email as this will help us gauge general interest in a crowdfunding campaign as well as give you access to weigh in on early versions of a crowdfunding campaign video before we go live! We also plan to use this mailing list as a source of feedback, and as a way to remain connected to you as we move forward into production.
I suppose that is all for now! It’s time for me to dive back into the data stream to get as much done as I can before heading home for a few days holiday – I promised my wife no computer access for three days over Christmas.
Thank you for reading, and I wish you all an amazing holiday season and an even more spectacular new year! If you have any questions or ideas or concerns or anything of that nature, please do not hesitate to email firstname.lastname@example.org and an appropriate team member will reply ASAP.