Journeys to Awesometown

The world is completely full of awesome things right now -- as it always is -- and here are three I would like to call your attention to.

The first is author Leonard Richardson's project Constellation Games. This is a story about first contact and video games being told as a serial, and if you suspected there were some transmedia-ish elements to it, you would not be wrong! My favorite line from the sample chapters: "Crying isn't sadness; it happens because an emotion is too big for your body." They've cleverly put together Kickstarter-like reward levels, so you can choose just to get the serial, or you can add on bonuses like an alien phrasebook or bonus short stories. Rad.

And speaking of Kickstarter -- ARG fans will already be well famliar with the unstoppable and irresistible Jan Libby. You should also know that she's turning last winter's beloved Snow Town ARG into an iOS app -- check out the Kickstarter and see if you can throw a few dollars her way. If Jan is making it, it's guaranteed to make you smile.

Last but not least, if you just don't have any pocket money right now,  I still have something for you -- and that is Chuck Wendig's How You Die, a creepy Tumblr project full of whispered predictions of one's own demise. Fear and resignation mingled. This is, of course, in preparation for Chuck's forthcoming novel Blackbirds. Take a look at it, and then tell us how you're going to die, too.

Annnnd that's it for today. If you know of something else completely awesome going on right now, do feel free to talk about it in comments!

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