Onward to 2019

Writing in a Shadow Decade
Retrogaming: 1978

2018 was a rough year. I started off the year working on the Wayfarer project, only to shift to Android development due to the technical requirements of the project. Mobile is a new medium for me, but I’m enthusiastic about what opportunities might arise from this.

I worked on a few other projects during the course of the year – a speech for the Chicago Steampunk Salon, a demo RPGMaker project called Through The Cracks, the third Shadow Decade novel, and Mrs. Blackbourne’s School for Murdered Girls, a Galvanic Century project.

All this while spending more time scraping up freelance work. It’s been a lean year in terms of sales. Open Proxy has, in particular, been difficult to work on – I feel uneasy when I contemplate the future, and working on Shadow Decade requires me to engage in quite a bit of prediction. I don’t like what I see.

Coming in 2019

Galvanic Century:

  • Mrs Blackbourne’s School for Murdered Girls, an interactive fiction game set in a private girl’s school, staring Penelope Fiske and Xian Yan.
  • Possibly another novel. If the timing works out.
  • A tabletop Galvanic Century setting book, full of the research I’ve done while writing the novels over the last 8 years.

Shadow Decade:

  • Open Proxy. Third book in the series. The draft is written, though I keep tinkering. It’s not an easy future to contemplate.
  • Resource Allocation Error, a cyberpunk poverty simulator.
  • RPG Shadow Decade Setting Book.


  • Wayfarer itself, a walking-tour audiodrama interactive fiction app.
  • Short stories filling out the past and mythology of the Wayfarer series.

That’s the plan, but we’ll see what the future actually brings us. I hope to do some more blogging over the next year, but for full access to my thought stream and free copies of everything, consider donating to my Patreon. It helps fund everything I want to do, and the more support I get there, the less time I spend looking for freelance work.

Michael Coorlim

Michael Coorlim is a teller of strange stories for stranger people. He collects them, the oddballs. The mystics and fire-spinners, the sages and tricksters. He curates their tales, combines their elements and lets them rattle around inside his rock-tumbler skull until they gleam, then spills them loose onto the page for like-minded readers to enjoy.
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