Tuesday, May 14, 2013

First Layout Pass Complete

Good news! I am told the first layout pass for Psi-punk is complete.

What does that mean? The core design of the document is intact now. Headers, fonts, general placement, space for art, etc. None of the art is placed yet, but Ruben tells me he hopes to have a draft revision by the weekend.

How would you like a sneak peak? This is just the first 3 pages, including the credits and introduction pages. There's no art yet, but the headers, footers, fonts, and so forth are in place. Remember, some things are still subject to change (like that blank spot where I'm missing the name for my new logo artist -- whoops!) but it's an indication of where we're going.

Also, I'm talking with Ruben about increasing the font size. Currently the font for the main body copy is 11 point and the book, at that size, will have an estimated 176 pages after art is placed. If we increase it to 12 pt. he thinks that will push the page count up to 200-ish, which is what I budgeted for to begin with. I'm not too concerned about the actual page count, but I want a font that is readable for most people -- too many game books have tiny fonts, and I want to change that.

So, what do you think?

Download the sneak peak, then comment below.

P.S. I am disabling the "Support Psi-punk" page for now. It has been great -- since the end of the Kickstarter, we've received 4 additional new backers and one pledge upgrade through that link. I'm really thrilled by the enthusiasm, but we literally just received one additional pledge this morning and, from here out, I'm not going to be able to promise that we can put additional backer names in the book before launch. Thanks to everyone who has supported us so far, and I really look forward to being able to show you all the final product soon!