PROJECTS

Here you can find information about and links to the major projects I've worked on.

In later 2005/ early 2006 I felt there needed to be a dedicated, modern web site dedicated to my favorite comic hero, The Phantom. There was one prominent Phantom website at the time, but it was very much a reference site rather than a true fan site. Thus, in April of 2006, I launched ChronicleChamber.com.

Now the longest running Phantom site in the world, I'm very proud with what the site has achieved. In 2016 I took a step back from the site after moving to the UK but still continue to contribute.

In 2013 I produced the first episode of X-Band: The Phantom Podcast. The worlds first, and so far only, podcast dedicated to the Phantom character. I hosted, and later co-hosted, the show as well as recording and editing each episode. My last episode before moving to the UK was episode 38.

An initiative years in the planning , the goal of The Phantom Preservation Project is to preserve through digitization Phantom-related media that is no longer in print, circulation or easily accessible. I continued to work on the behind-the-scenes details of the Project even after stepping down from the main running of the site in 2016. The Project finally launched in late 2017.

In 2009, website Unseen64.net released information about canceled games based upon The Phantom and Lee Falk's earlier comic strip hero, Mandrake the Magician. Apart from some screenshots and that the games went unreleased due to the publisher going bankrupt, there was very little information about the games. Being a fan of both characters as well as having an interest in retro games I decided to try and find out some more information.

After a fair bit of research, Twitter conversations and e-mail back-and-forths I got in touch with Sebastiano Mandala, one of the developers of the two games. Thanks to Mandala, I was able to share the history of the games' development, design documents, concept sketches, a promotional trailer and, most excitingly, playable ROM dumps of both games. These can now be accessed through ChronicleChamber.com's Preservation Project.

A project I do simply for fun, the D'ni Art Archive is an in-world research project looking at the various works of artistic merit created by the D’ni people that form the main culture of the Myst video game series. Basically, I take a look at these in-game artworks and break them down, explaining their relevance within the larger lore of the Myst universe. Because much of the lore of the Myst universe hasn't been explained by creators Cyan it is fun to speculate on what the various items could mean.

In October, 2019 Cyan announced the Myst Lore Project with the aim of gathering all Myst lore into one, Wikipedia-style place. It is unclear if this will relate to only already existing lore or if new lore will be released. As such, the DAA is somewhat "on hold" for the moment while I wait to see what this new development means for the project. Still, all existing entries can still be seen.

A personal project, I thought it might be fun to create a Top 50 list of my favorite games. It was a lot harder than I thought it was going to be. Still, the idea is to keep it up dated going forward, dropping the game in the 50th spot of the list if I play something that I feel deserves to be on the list.