Catch Light Interactive, LLC

Our first logo. Fancy!

Hi there!

Been a while, I know. But there’s a good reason.

A couple of years ago, I discovered an affinity for telling stories through video games. It’s a wonderful way for me to not only continue to write fiction, but to show it as well. Combining my love of fiction with my love of creating 3D art resulted in a significant career change in my life.

Hey, it’s never too late!

I’d like to introduce you to Catch Light Interactive, LLC, an indie development studio I co-founded with a business partner from Norway. We are (and have been!) extremely busy creating our debut title, Project: New Light City, and all of the to-do’s you have to check while running a successful business.

Oh, and we’re making a little noise, too.

For starters, we’ve been featured in a three part series on Gamedev.TV, the world’s most popular resource for online learning in the game development industry. The series is aimed at people who are considering a career in the industry, specifically those who want to run their own show. It was an honor to be invited to contribute, especially given my love for inspiring careers.

We also have a Steam Store page for Project: New Light City. This is a big step for any studio, and we’re proud of the accomplishment.

We’ve even made arrangements to have the company logo put on the moon. No doubt a first for an indie studio. What else would you expect from yours truly?

The site you’re on now is my personal website, created to give me a place to ramble on (mostly to myself) about…well, whatever. Since CLI was founded, every ounce of time (does time really come in ounces???) has been dedicated the studio, the amazing people we’ve brought on board, and the vision we have for Project: New Light City.

I’ll try to drop by now and again, but if you’re interested in what’s been going on, the game development industry in general, or just are into a cool psychological thriller, you can find us here:

CLI’s Twitter Page

CLI’s Instagram

CLI’s Community Discord

CLI’s YouTube Channel

CLI’s Official Website

Thanks for reading, see you there!


Finally! An Update That Works…

A few Wednesday afternoon tidbits to snack on:

I’ve been tinkering around with the website a little.  Most of it is behind the scenes work primarily related to SEO.  Turns out this little site has a very high ranking in Bing and Yahoo, and rising fast in Google.  Pretty cool considering the whole idea behind this website was just to give some side-projects and general thoughts about writing a place to live.  I never expected to create such a connection with the community – a pleasant surprise!

The most prominent and obvious change you will notice is the installation of the Disqus Commenting system.  For those that have Disqus, the interface will be quite familiar.  For those that haven’t, you can still comment without a Disqus account but you ought to think about signing up for one.  Plenty of websites use Disqus, and there are some really great resources to be found on their channel search.  If you’re curious, click here to check out their page.

For those that missed it, my short story The Innocent Sink just got picked up by Coffin Bell.  I’m pretty excited about it!  Coffin Bell is a relatively new publisher but they are rising fast and the masthead is growing.  From an author’s perspective, it’s very gratifying to have your work included in the early days of a quality magazine.  If dark fiction is your thing, I highly recommend checking them out.  It’s not a genre I typically play around with, but when I finished The Innocent Sink, I thought of them first.

A few online writers groups linked my article “The Rule of 33%” to their resource pages.  I’m honored.  If you know of any writer resource pages that would be interested, shoot me a message.  I’ve been doing this a long time, so if there are little tips and tricks that help anyone else, I’m happy to share the experience.

I’ve been watching the World Cup, only this go-around as an impartial fan of the sport as my beloved Azzurri didn’t qualify for the first time in 2,317 years.  As hard as that one was to swallow, it’s been rather fun watching games without the emotional investment.  It’s hard to predict a winner so early on, but a few teams have really stood out.  I’ll wait until the next round before deciding who to pull for but Croatia, England, Brazil, France, Uruguay, and Argentina have been fun to watch.  And you certainly cannot count out Spain.  Should be an interesting next round.  How’s your country doing?

Try out the new commenting system below!  And don’t forget to follow me on Twitter @paulkardos