AquaVertigo Publishing

Project Preparation Work

Now that I’ve narrowed the work down to a manageable list I’ll prioritize some actions I can take for each, beginning this week.

My List

1. Love & Rockets [4]
2. Starfall Hard Zone [4]
3. Eye of the Magi [5]
4. Time & Tempus [5]
5. Legends of the Realm [6]
6. For the Panel [7]

1. Love & Rockets: Contacting the co-op of Conjured Games where the game was last in development.

Illustration: “Promotional for Love & Rockets,” by Ewerton Lua –

I’ve actually already done this and will meet online to discuss with the person about their needs. I don’t know how long this will take so this game priority may need to shift down in priority.

2. Starfall Hard Zone: Scheduling the campaign play.

As soon as I know what my work schedule is for fall 2023 (I should know within the next couple of weeks) I’ll be able to schedule and run a campaign of Starfall. I’ll work to revise content in the background.

3. Eye of the Magi: Need content creation and playtesting.

I’ll reconnect with the group on the Agon Discord server to see what’s going on while creating a little more content, and then solicit a playtest from the community.

4. Time & Tempus: Need content revision and playtesting.

I’ll review the content I have and see if there are any obvious revisions needed. Then I’ll need to schedule and conduct playtests of the game for feedback and revisions.

5. Legends of the Realm: Need content revision and playtesting.

I’ll review where I left off and identify what areas need attention for revisions. Depending on how long that goes I’ll schedule playtesting.

6. For the Panel: I will need to identify and contact a handful of convention guest manager types in the gaming industry to get feedback and then follow up with interviews.

I have started a list of people I should contact to understand if they have the problem or a desire for a solution, i.e., customer discovery.

I have a low-quality simple digital prototype ready to share if it seems appropriate. It was tested and worked great for one event, but I’d like to know if it may work for other similar events of interviewing guests on a panel about their creative work.

This week I’ll begin contacting these people and network to find more people as well.

Next Steps

Do the work. If there are real life interruptions then I’ll adjust as needed.


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DMK, the founder of AquaVertigo, is a creatively curious artist, author, designer, educator, entrepreneur, and organizer based in the Midwest, USA.

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