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A photo of a Brisbane Tram going through Queen St in 1969! Check out the “Wintergarden” sign in the back :-)

A photo of a Brisbane Tram going through Queen St in 1969! Check out the “Wintergarden” sign in the back :-)

Guess who’s back again? :-P

Guess who’s back again? :-P

These are the two women (Merle Thornton and Ro Bogner) who chained themselves to the bar at the Regatta after being refused service due to a law which did not allow women to frequent bars. This photo (and the event) happened in 1965, and sparked the birth of the Equal Opportunities for Women Association.

This was one of the coolest bits of research I came across! I’m hoping to weave a little bit of history into my game, so watch out for an appearance by Merle and Ro… ;-)

These are the two women (Merle Thornton and Ro Bogner) who chained themselves to the bar at the Regatta after being refused service due to a law which did not allow women to frequent bars. This photo (and the event) happened in 1965, and sparked the birth of the Equal Opportunities for Women Association.

This was one of the coolest bits of research I came across! I’m hoping to weave a little bit of history into my game, so watch out for an appearance by Merle and Ro… ;-)

I also just wanted to introduce you to my most fabulous producer!
Her name is Carolina Fonseca- she is my younger sister but also happens to be a butt-kicking producer! She’s made me a beautiful schedule and is helping me stick to it, not to mention budget everything and do marketing research as well. Talk about a multi-tasker. She’s already made a huge difference to the project, as you can see I’ve been posting on the blog regularly after a very long hiatus… The blog is also beautiful, and the script is on its way and so is the website. 
Without this lady, and without producers in general, artists’ dreams and ideas would just stay that… Thanks for making things happen Carol! 
You can learn more about Carol’s inner psyche through her blog- Carol Makes Films (obviously too narrowly titled!)

I also just wanted to introduce you to my most fabulous producer!

Her name is Carolina Fonseca- she is my younger sister but also happens to be a butt-kicking producer! She’s made me a beautiful schedule and is helping me stick to it, not to mention budget everything and do marketing research as well. Talk about a multi-tasker. She’s already made a huge difference to the project, as you can see I’ve been posting on the blog regularly after a very long hiatus… The blog is also beautiful, and the script is on its way and so is the website. 

Without this lady, and without producers in general, artists’ dreams and ideas would just stay that… Thanks for making things happen Carol! 

You can learn more about Carol’s inner psyche through her blog- Carol Makes Films (obviously too narrowly titled!)

Just another interesting photo for those who like nostalgia. 
This is a woman enjoying a milkshake in the milk-bar of the Regent Theatre in 1936. You can see the “malted milk” sign in the back… 

Just another interesting photo for those who like nostalgia. 

This is a woman enjoying a milkshake in the milk-bar of the Regent Theatre in 1936. You can see the “malted milk” sign in the back… 

So, in other news Nathan is going to start the skeleton of the website very very soon (like, tomorrow soon). 
We’ve decided that to keep things flowing and on schedule, he will make a start on the coding side of things while I work on the script and nut out exactly what kind of interactions are gonna happen (BEFORE he goes all gung-ho on the code). 
I drew Nathan a basic interaction map, of what areas there are, and how the areas are connected (certain places unlock other places!) so he will start creating pages and conditions and make sure you can’t see the end of the story before visiting all the clues you need to ;-)
After I finish writing my script which details all the interaction very meticulously, he can start to code everything 100% using place-holder graphics. While he does that I work on the art, and then we hopefully meet happily at the end with a beautiful completed project. 
<3

So, in other news Nathan is going to start the skeleton of the website very very soon (like, tomorrow soon). 

We’ve decided that to keep things flowing and on schedule, he will make a start on the coding side of things while I work on the script and nut out exactly what kind of interactions are gonna happen (BEFORE he goes all gung-ho on the code). 

I drew Nathan a basic interaction map, of what areas there are, and how the areas are connected (certain places unlock other places!) so he will start creating pages and conditions and make sure you can’t see the end of the story before visiting all the clues you need to ;-)

After I finish writing my script which details all the interaction very meticulously, he can start to code everything 100% using place-holder graphics. While he does that I work on the art, and then we hopefully meet happily at the end with a beautiful completed project. 

<3

The Oasis swimming complex in Sunnybank, in 1964. Looks like something out of a movie! 

The Oasis swimming complex in Sunnybank, in 1964. Looks like something out of a movie! 

Updated blog!

Woop! The blog template has been updated and it is looking FINE! The template was chosen by our programmer/designer Nathan Hawes and I updated the little banner at the top to add a personal touch.

The image on the top is a panoramic view of the Brisbane CBD in 1922. See it in high-res here. Talk about quaint! 

If you’re into panorama pictures the State Library currently has an awesome exhibit of their Queensland collection- you can see some here!

No metropolis created is by praise so ‘unindated’.
It’s a Gamma plus world city setting forth to snap the tether
That’s been binding those few people who were actually born in Brisbane
and the rest who simply moved here for the weather.

Daniel Viles (audio for this poem is fantastic!)