Thursday, July 31, 2014


Today I bring you another new character, Selcrah the fairy.  As with many of the concept images, this image comes from S. LaDon Ware.  Selcrah is a spitfire tiny little thing who won't take any nonsense from anyone.  But who is she really fighting for?  For that, you'll have to wait and play our upcoming Wii U game: Of Mages & Pages!


Monday, July 28, 2014

Forgotten tales

3twins fans,

We've been teasing our upcoming game Of Mages & Pages for quite some time.  This game picks up shortly after the stories in's Midieville.  These stories were developed from a concept I came up with several years ago.  That early concept involved Marvin, the Blue Wizard, Gidju the Purple Dragon, Xilva the elf, and Komaar, the squire.  Now Marvin and Gidju ended up in the stories of Midieville, but Xilva and Komaar have yet to appear...

Komaar was originally the squire to the Yellow Knight, who had fallen in battle.  After fleeing the battle, he ended up with Marvin, Gidju and Xilva, where he joined their gang as King Mathos' posse.  The story had been planned for Komaar to begin an apprenticeship under Marvin, and he would eventually become a sorcerer.

I don't want to reveal too much about the plans for these unseen characters, but just because we haven't used them, doesn't mean you wont see them someplace in the future.


Saturday, July 26, 2014

Pack Rat... anyone?

Hi, my name is Chuck and I’m a pack rat. You know the rest; everyone all together…
“Hi, Chuck!”
I am unaware of any twelve step programs for my affliction, but truth be told, I have improved greatly on my own. At one time, I kept anything I could justify having room for just in case I might need it later. Over time I found that really caused me to be weighed down with too much to haul any time I needed to move. So I was reformed. Mostly, anyway.
In addition to the more practical items, I have kept things which I deemed collectible. Many have value to the greater population, but some are really only valuable to me in an emotional nostalgic manner. These are the things I still care for, enjoy, and will dole out in various ways as I age further and decide I can really live without. No need to be in a hurry, though.  I look forward to a day when I can pop into a store and find collectible items from the's Of Mages & Pages game! So… coins, stamps, comic books, trading cards, toys, etc., what things have you collected? If nothing, what about your passions in entertainment never caught your desire to keep a collection around?
Protect your escape!
                                                                                                                        ~ Chuck

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Batman 75th

Greetings 3twins fans,

I believe Jason posted quite some time ago about how the 60s Batman TV show influenced young Andy and Jason to come up with Hatman & Indigo.  We would come home from school and watch re-runs of Adam West, as Batman, as he would save the day with the Boy Wonder.  This year marks the 75th anniversary of the Batman.  It's interesting to look back and see all the changes in the Batman stories, as well as the many mediums it has used.  Adam West's Batman from the 1960s was not the first televised serial, Batman has been on the small screen since the 1940s.

Along with live action television, Batman also has graced our tv sets with many animated incarnations including the Super-friends, Batman the animated series, Brave and the Bold, and the newest cartoon Beware the Batman, just to name a few.  I'm sure most of our readers are also familiar with the Silver Screen Batman films from the 90s and the more recent Dark Knight movies.

All that doesn't even touch the vast collection of comics featuring Batman. I love the darker Frank Miller Dark Knight comics, but also the lighter Batman '66 that is currently available online by Kevin Smith and Ralph Garman.  I urge you to look into an incarnation of the Bat that you are not familiar with, and soak up a bit of what the Dark Knight has to offer.


Thursday, July 17, 2014

NEW Character!

So, I know I've been sharing TONS of new characters, but we're not done yet!!!  Today I'm bringing another new character, Fiddle D. Jibbit.  An elderly Pollywoggle lady who will be a playable character in our upcoming Nintendo Wii U game: Of Mages & Pages!

I've been asked why a lot of these preview images are in black and white.  Why do I do that?  Well, I can't reveal everything all at once, and since color is going to play a big role in Of Mages & Pages, I'm saving some of those details for later!


Saturday, July 12, 2014

Go outside/inside and play!

It's summer time and parents everywhere are directing their kids to turn off their consoles, drop the controllers, and head outside to get some fresh air, sunshine, sunburns, cuts/scrapes, and bug bites.
But what if you kid wants to stay indoors and play video games*? 

There's a lot of pressure on parents to treat video games a unhealthy pastimes that rot the brain and the body. As a viral post went around social media recently said "Kids need less Xboxes and more tackle boxes!". Public Service Announcements blame too much screen time for a host of social ills and medical journals now say  and sitting too long is almost as bad a smoking.

So what's a parent to do?

Simple- Get the kids up an moving! Help them learn that while the fantastical worlds that games transport us to are nice, we have to live in this one which can also be filled with wonder and excitement. Exercise and movement are essential for healthy development.

BUT... (there's always a but)

Don't forget that an healthy imagination, problem solving, and abstract thinking can all be improved when kids spend time with quality games. A healthy body needs a healthy brain too, and good quality video games that challenge the mind (puzzles, mysteries, stories, adventure) can promote that.

*I hear there's a new on coming for the Wii U that's quite fun

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Another New Character Another New Creature!

So last week I brought you a new character, Uberon the Shadow Folk.  A new character and creature that will be featured in our upcoming Nintendo Wii U game, Of Mages & Pages.  This week I bring you yet another creature and another new character!  Today I present to you: Nyln, the King of the Greckles!

The Greckles are a fierce rock people who live in the northwest most part of the land of Midieville.  What part will Nyln play in the game?  Well, you'll just have to wait and find out!


Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Free Games that are Successful!

Almost $500m was spent on the Candy Crush last year while the game is free there are many aspects that contribute to its success., contributions that others may learn from. Candy crush charges money for extra moves and bonuses that its because of this and player’s addictive nature candy crush is leading among its competitors. This game is simple and well polished, more importantly simple in all aspects expect when it comes to marketing and the execution of manipulating its customers in spending money on a free game. I encourage everyone to do a little research on this game and what makes it so successful.


Saturday, July 5, 2014

Independence Day

Greetings All,
I have had opportunity to reflect a bit on what Independence means to me.  As I have gotten older the simple response of "It means I get to do what I want, when I want." seems weak and hollow.  After reflecting on the actions of Our Founding Moms & Dads (those who have advanced distinctly American ideals in the various fields of human endeavor) I am left to believe that independence (done right) must also follow responsibility, justice, ambition and sacrifice.
I didn't come to preach to You a history lesson today.  I hope to encourage You, though.  In Our own little way; giving up on sleep, T.V., extra curricular activities, etc...puts us in the footsteps of those who have walked the distinctly American path, hunting for their own American Dream.  We stretch Ourselves now so that We, and possibly Our progeny, can have a better life a little later down the road.  Of course no one is suggesting that building a video game is synonymous with the Founding of The United States; all I am saying is that same spirit that ran through Edison, Washington, King, & Anthony runs in us vicariously... and specifically.  And so we strive a little more than those around us to achieve a little more than they ever will just doing "enough to get by."
I applaud your/our efforts 3twins Crew! You deserve to celebrate your (coming) Independence Day!!!!
Be Blessed!

S. LaDon Ware (Steven) 

Thursday, July 3, 2014

New Character New Creature!

Last week I brought you an image of an old character, Xilva, that has finally been realized for our upcoming Nintendo Wii U game, Of Mages & Pages.  This week I bring you a brand new character that is a new type of creature!

Here you see an early concept by S. LaDon Ware of Uberon one of the Shadow Folk.  The Shadow Folk are a formless race of conniving opportunists who love tricking unsuspecting travelers into getting lost and losing many of their belongings.  They live in the darkest depths of the Woodlands of Mystery.  How does Uberon play into our game?  Well, you'll just have to wait and play it to find out!