Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Fields of Fantasy in Scorched!!

Hey all,

So I've been meaning to post about this for a while, but have been so busy with the launch of Scorched and my following book tour that I have fallen very behind. 

So someone from Tumblr recently wrote to me saying: 

You mentioned Fields of Fantasy in Scorched! You have no idea how much I love little Easter eggs like that!

And yes, it's true! Fields of Fantasy, a video game I originally created for Gamer Girl, plays a part in Scorched as well. It's our heroine Trinity's favorite game and the book begins with her being excited about getting the expansion pack for Christmas. Of course before she can even open a single present, she finds herself on the run with the world's last dragon egg. 

But that's not the end of the Fields of Fantasy references in the book. In fact, an entire scene plays out within the game later on. But I won't give away any spoilers. :)

To this day, I think my number one search term for people finding this blog is the Fields of Fantasy game. I know a lot of people wish it were real. I kind of wish it were, too! Maybe someday a video game developer will stumble on the book and make it happen! :) But in the meantime, I thought it would be fun to revisit the game in a new series. Long live FIELDS OF FANTASY!!!

Gamer Girl fan art stolen from Deviant Art. One of my all-time faves. By Karut.

Anyway, just wanted to let you know!! 



Anonymous said...

just read your book! awesome!!!!!!! finish with number two quickly please ! hate cliff hangers..... if you want fields of fantasy look at spirit animals .com you'll love it- but you need to read the book first to get the code. you rock i hope you come to broadway va on your tour !

Mari Mancusi said...

Awh thank you!!! I'm so glad you liked Scorched! Good news - the second book in the series IS finished! And it will be coming out in September. (Long wait, I know!) I should be revealing the cover soon though!! And maybe a sneak peek chapter. :)

The second book is called SHATTERED.

I will definitely have to check out Spirit Animals!!

Anonymous said...

is there a game like fields of fantasy I can try

Mari Mancusi said...

A lot of people say Runescape is similar to Fields of Fantasy. It was originally modeled as a mix between World of Warcraft and Final Fantasy. :)