The LaZerBear Market saga is a cross-media epic comprised of nine books and two videogames exploring a fantastical alternate history of the planet Earth and its residents. More information about each instalment of the saga, including synopses and planned release dates, can be found below. Patreon subscribers can read story excerpts and drafts as they’re readied for publication.
The LaZerBear Market Guidebook
V. 1 available now in PDF, and via Kindle or paperback on 9/11/2018.
This guidebook is a shared space where I update my list of characters, locations, and important events while letting other people get an overview of what’s in the series. Because the narrative is told across loosely-connected short stories and multiple games, sometimes it’s too much to remember, so I started the Guidebook to keep everything in order. Something between a wiki, design document, and literature solicitation, the Guidebook is the best way to get a sense of the tone and scope of the saga.
Ages of Decay
The prose portion of the LaZerBear Market saga is a collection of short stories (grouped into eight books) collectively titled Ages of Decay. Made up of two trilogies and a pair of bookends, Ages of Decay is an alternate history of the planet Earth, told via snippets and vignettes taken from the experiences of two rather different time-travellers, as they change and are changed by tweaks to the timeline.
TERROR on the Silent Slopes
Available in Kindle and paperback 9/11/2018
Presenting for the first time ever, the lost last chapter of the RONNIE RACE saga, unpublished in his lifetime! THRILL at the story of Ronnie’s last ride on his quicksilver skis! MARVEL at the untold tale of the diplomatic incident high in the Himalayas! TREMBLE at the fate of Ronnie’s best pal JET TURGID! BE ASSURED that this is a book of high quality! Read an excerpt here!
MURDER at the Maintown Museum
Available in Kindle and paperback 10/31/2018
UH-OH! There’s something lurking in Maintown Museum, and it’s not just the security guard! WHAT was in the small box with no return address? WHO was singing show tunes in the shadows? WHY would someone want to kill the Archbishop? Maintown Newspaper’s hard-hitting teen journalist DAISY KAINE is on the case, but can she solve the mystery of the missing mummy before MURDER makes more mischief?! Find the answers in this thrilling crossover between AMERICAN ALL-STAR and the well-loved Meatpacking Murder Mysteries!
Available in Kindle and paperback 11/22/2018
it’s werewolves but they have the munchies so they’re extra hungry. Read an excerpt here!
Fall of the Thunder Lizards
Available in Kindle and paperback 2/14/2019
An ancient enemy. A forgotten battle. Revenge served half a century too late… When the newest recruit to the RAF’s Thunder Lizards crash lands in the countryside of occupied France, he uncovers something that could change the course of the war, and the world, forever. Racing to disrupt this latest Nazi experiment, the flying dinosaur finds his true enemy has escaped. Decades later the hunt is on again, as an old soldier finds himself on one last mission, to stop the impossible foe that eluded him so many years ago. Read an excerpt here!
COPS!: Shot in the Face
Available in Kindle and paperback 3/17/2019
Hey buddy, whadja expect? It’s right there on the label! BLAM!
IRON SQUALL: A Gringo McGarp Thriller
Available in Kindle and paperback 4/20/2019
In this terrifying coming-of-age drama, teen Rick experiences the happiness and heartbreak of the sports world as he tries to follow his dreams of becoming a professional night soil player. When Rick goes missing just after graduation, the case is taken up by his distant uncle Randy ‘Gringo’ McGarp, head of security for the Queen’s Bouffant, flagship of the second-largest north Florida cruise line. Exploding from the main streets of small town America to the shining stadiums of the country’s capital, IRON SQUALL blows the face off the thriller genre.
Available in Kindle and paperback 6/6/2019
DEVIL reveals the secret prehistory of magic in the world and the bloody path it took to the present day. RECOIL at the horror of ancient Man’s first vision! WONDER at the cruel genius of the boy that became king! FEAR the miracle of death-from-life! FEAST on the fascinating victuals of the tales within!
futurepop: A Vision of Tomorrow
Available in Kindle and paperback 8/31/2019
BEHOLD this terrifying true history of the future, found in a cosmic bottle on some distant chrono-shore! BEWARE! Those tied too closely to their pitiful linear existence cannot handle the levels of mind-bending imaginationism in these stories! Only for the bravest of sci-fi explorers, futurepop will send you to the farthest reaches of human perception and beyond!
dankbot adventures is a cross-genre game currently under development for PC and consoles. Picking up where futurepop leaves off, the game follows a reactivated dankbot as it tries to make its way to the fabled LaZerBear Park while avoiding the horrors of a post-apocalyptic world, gaining all sorts of new friends along the way. The game will be released in thirteen serial chapters, with each chapter highlighting a particular playstyle, genre, and/or era/theme from videogame history.
The first chapter, Forest, has a tentative release date of 12/21/2019.
Hey there friend of dankbot! Look below for some super exciting design footage of the first chapter:
Popojojo is a 2D sidescrolling adventure currently under development for PC and consoles. A standalone epilogue to the LaZerBear Market saga, Popojojo follows the titular character as she collects the necessary ingredients for each of her village’s seasonal festivals. Returning home from her adventure on the thirteenth day of the thirteenth month in the last year of the old world, Popojojo must collect each of the special regents while developing her alchemical abilities over the course of five short chapters.
See some early gameplay testing below, featuring Popojojo and her animal friends!
Tentative Release Schedule:
9/11/2018: TERROR on the Silent Slopes
10/31/2018: MURDER at the Maintown Museum
11/22/2018: WEREWOLVES 420
1/1/2019: Popojojo alpha testing
2/14/2019: FALL of the Thunder Lizards
3/17/2019: COPS!: Shot in the Face
4/20/2019: IRON SQUALL
5/1/2019: Popojojo beta testing
7/4/2019: dankbot adventures Chapter 1 alpha testing
8/31/2019: futurepop: A Vision of Tomorrow
9/19 2019: dankbot adventures Chapter 1 beta testing
12/21 2019: dankbot adventures Chapter 1
2020- dankbot adventures Chapters 2-13