Thursday, October 29, 2009

FOGLIGHT MURDER MYSTERIES

About four or five years ago, an old friend (Jim Foster) proposed an idea. When I was a youth director at Golden, I would write role-playing murder mysteries for the youth group and sometimes for other groups as well. Jim suggested that we go into business together. I would write the games and he would handle all the business aspects of the project.
The process has taken quite awhile. The games are not easy to put together. Each one includes twenty characters and has to strike a balance between too easy and too hard. In addition, we wanted to test them all before we began to market them. And there’s the business side of it all in which Jim has done some research about the competitors, had a contest among artists for a logo, and hired an artist to design and illustrate the website. All in all, there was a lot to do.
But it’s done.
Foglight Murder Mysteries is officially in business. Jim found out that these types of things are extremely popular in England and so we’ll be set up for business with that side of the world as well.
We have three games available right now. If things get rolling, I will be writing more to add to the list. After that? Who knows! It’s a mystery.
The website is foglightgames.com

5 comments:

Mark said...

Bret,

You might want to update your site to have an actual link in the text, like:

http://www.foglightgames.com/

Sara said...

Cool! checked out the website- I think I'll suggest doing one of these for the young adult group. I'm so glad you're doing this. What an awesome thing! Keep it up!

WhitneySkyWalker said...

OMG, that's so cool! I remember doing a murder mystery once in church youth group. It was fun! You'll have to bring one to DnD sometime so we can test-drive it.

drummerboy said...

That's great! I hope you have the best of success with this venture!

Abbie said...

DEFinitely think you should charge more. i.e. $50ish? Very cool. I want to do the Superhero one. :) Also, love love the logo!!!