Moonbreaker Announcement + Weekly Update
Hey, guys. Brandon here with your Weekly Update.
First off, Stormlight. We are moving up, bing! 2% to 14% this week. I’ve had a very good week on Stormlight 5. I have one more week to work on Stormlight before I’m required to do some other revisions. It’s going really well. I’m very pleased with it.
The other big thing that I want to talk about is Moonbreaker. So for years, I’ve been teasing a project I called Soulburner. You can go back many years in the State of the Sanderson posts and find me talking about this thing. This is a video game I originally started, then pitched to Unknown Worlds, who made Subnautica. They came to me and said, “Hey, would you be interested in developing a world for us to do a game in?” Their pitch was really cool. It’s better than a miniatures game. It’s like a digital version of a miniatures game. I’ll be talking a lot about Moonbreaker in the coming weeks. I’m really excited about it. I loved Subnautica, and so when Unknown Worlds came to me I was excited for the opportunity. This is the first time I have designed the setting for a video game. I wrote all of the worldbuilding guides and came up with the characters and character guides. Dan Wells has been writing audio dramas about these characters. So it’s going to be really cool. The game—I’m not even sure what their timeline is for releasing the game but now we can at least talk about it!
A couple of other cool things for you to be aware of. The T-shirt design contest for The Lost Metal closes in two days. So if you are planning a design, get those in. Likewise, we have Bastille Versus the Evil Librarians book bundle. This is the secret sixth book in the Alcatraz series. If you’re not aware, it’s my middle-grade series for anyone who loves weird stories. I pitched it as five books but secretly said to my editors years ago, “I want to do six. I want the main character to refuse to write the last book and someone else to have to write it.” My good friend Janci and I wrote this together. The book comes out on the 20th of September. We are doing a book bundle, which opened last Monday. You can get a signed copy of the book, and you can get some swag and a t-shirt, which was designed by someone who watches the YouTube channel. So go check that out.