2010: The Year We Make… More Stuff!

Back in December, the Adamant Entertainment website was replaced with a status image that read “Site Redesign coming January 2010.”

Well, I’m pleased to say that as of today, the redesign is complete, and the new site is live.

Sorta.

Almost.

The site itself is up and running, but I’ve yet to hammer out the kinks in our new dedicated web store, so that part of the site still sits behind a “Coming Soon” placeholder. In the meantime, if you use the links over there on the right, you can still purchase our gaming products in print from our partners at Cubicle 7, print-on-demand from Lulu, and in PDF from RPGNow, DriveThruRPG and Paizo. The official web store will be coming Real Soon Now.

What else have we got up our sleeves, now that the new decade beckons and our nostrils are filled with that heady New Website Smell?

Adamant Entertainment will live up to its name.

When I started Adamant as a design house in 2001, I chose to use “entertainment” rather than “games”, because it was always my intention to branch out into other formats. Now, in 2010, I’m finally making good on that promise to myself.

We’ll still be producing tabletop RPGs, of course, in print and in PDF… and we’ll be looking into new ways to deliver them to you as well, including Kindle and iPad-compatible formats. Our support of our Savage Worlds settings, MARS and THRILLING TALES will continue, and new RPG products are planned for release this year, including:

  • ICONS: A new superhero roleplaying game by Steve Kenson (Mutants and Masterminds, et. al.)
  • THIS SCEPTER’D ISLE: Call of Cthulhu in Elizabethan England — a project spearheaded by Ken Hite (Cthulhu 101, et. al.)
  • STEAM OPERA: PARLOUR GAMES: A set of Steampunk Live-Action Role-Playing rules; and
  • TALES OF NEW CROBUZON: Our licensed game set in the sprawling urban creation of China Miéville.

There’s more, of course, but we’ll go into detail on those projects in days to come.

This website itself will be one of the elements of our expanded focus: Expect regular updates on development of our properties, articles about the business of ePublishing and delivery of digital entertainment, commentary on game industry developments, and more. I invite you to click on our RSS feed and add us to your regular reads — we’ll be bringing you a lot of content over the coming year.

Our expanded focus is also taking us into realms outside of our traditional arena of tabletop role-playing games. The first project in this new direction is FAR WEST, a transmedia webseries which will combine a video series (streamable for free and available for purchased download and DVD/BluRay), fiction, graphic arts, music, a table-top RPG (available for free in PDF, and for sale in various other formats), mobile apps and more, all via a dedicated website. We’ll present a total property, and give you a myriad of ways to interact with that property, as you choose.

There will be more information coming on FAR WEST as we ramp up towards launch. In the meantime, you can find out more about it via this entry made on my personal blog last April — and you can see earlier iterations of its development by checking out the other posts made under that tag.

It’s a brave new world, cats and kittens. A world where entertainment comes directly to you, from the creators, in any form you can imagine. A world where the new manifesto is Get Excited And Make Things.

Well, we’re making things. We hope you like ’em.

Hang on, because here we go….

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6 comments

  1. John Fiala says:

    Looks like a great website – you’ve done a good job, and it’s a crisp, clean theme. Congratulations on the new digs!

  2. GMSkarka says:

    Thank you very much — Several other companies suggested that we switch to WordPress, rather than code ourselves, but I wasn’t thrilled with any of the free themes I found. We ended up finding some excellent commercial themes from Via, and worked customization from there, and I’m quite pleased with the results!

  3. You officially have me excited, Gareth. I can only wish you the best for this year and on, and wait with baited breath for some of the stuff you mention there (Elizbath?! Cthulhu?! Yes, please).

    The site also looks great. WordPress is just perfect for this type of site that combines static and dynamic information; it’s always a matter of getting the right theme (something I need to do for HMP!).

    Allow me to suggest the Subscribe to Comments plugin, which will make it easy for people to follow the conversations.
    http://txfx.net/wordpress-plugins/subscribe-to-comments/

    Here’s to a great 2010. Let’s indeed get excited and make things!

  4. Also, Add to Any, for easy sharing into the intertubes.
    http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/add-to-any/

  5. GMSkarka says:

    Thanks for the suggestions, Daniel. I’ve added both.

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