One of the main points of this site is to allow you to check the progress on our projects. The above graphic displays three projects currently in development and the approximate completion of work on the two main parts of the work that needs to be done. Of course, writing and art are very general terms which are umbrellas for many things. Writing includes drafts, proof-reading, testing, and copy editing. Art includes design concepts, illustration, graphic design, layouts, 3D modelling, sculpting, painting, and photography in various states of completion and polish.
Why are we opening a window onto our process?
Because we don’t want to leave you in the dark while we take the time we think is needed to produce the product we hope you will want.
And now to announce our first release, which is currently in the copy editing phase and is tentatively scheduled to be released as an eBook and Print-on-Demand paperback near the end of April.
S.I.U. Black Ops Vol. 1: Rumble in the Jungle
by Nigel Wong
Trouble has a name…
In the aftermath of the War of the Alliance, renegade members of the defeated Earth invasion forces wreak havoc in the border jungles of the Southern Republic. Ambition and megalomania fuels Proust, a genetically engineered super soldier, and his visions of a new country under his leadership. Capturing nuclear material, Proust plans to threaten his enemies with an unthinkable attack. Only the Special Intervention Unit, a new Southern black ops force created in the aftermath of the War of the Alliance, stands between Proust and his quest for ascendancy. Does the team drawn from the underbelly of South have what it takes to take on soldiers cloned for war?
In addition to the first Heavy Gear Universe novella, Rumble in the Jungle, the book includes a bonus short story, Roskiman’s Story, by Brian O’Connor. Soldier Roskiman, once a loyal member of Proust’s band, flees into the Badland’s desert with his lover, Zaya, a member of the mysterious Koresh tribes. Roskiman finds unlikely allies and dangerous enemies, while struggling with his emerging humanity. Will he survive the harsh deserts and enemies, or will he be overcome by his own doubts?