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Arts into gets cut something different happens the game refuses to go away Now Blue Lightning is alive and it Her name is Blue Lightning and she was going to be a starFor uite some time Ryan Colter the Creative Director at a small videogame development company was overseeing her creation He was the one who thought her up and then stood up on high and watched every piece of her come together over He tested her tweaked her broke her and put her back together again day after day demo after demo paying attention to her than he did to his long suffering corporate climbing fiancee and their life plans togetherBlue Lightning was going to be perfect when she was doneBut then word came from the game s publisher that they were done with her They gave no real and substantial reasons just a curt email to the boss about a lack of confidence no real promise of a kill fee to the company and contract for newer title that needed porting over to an older systemWhich means that as CD Ryan has back up his boss when that man tells everyone what s happened He also has to try and convince his troops that yes it stinks but that s what happens in this business Games get killed all the time and when they do you take a deep breath smile dump all the artifacts into a locked case and go on to the next oneBut when you ve put your heart and soul into something as wholly and completely as Ryan has this time it isn t always so easy to let it goAnd sometimes it won t let you go either which is why Ryan starts to be electronically haunted by his abandoned creationFirst she s messing with his music when he s driving in his car Then she s playing havoc with his phones when he tries to call his girlfriend and tell her he s going to be late And then she s crawling out of his monitor somewhere between Lara Croft and the girl from The Ring and asking him to love her as much as she loves himA rational sort of fellow Ryan s willing to chalk all this up to overwork Only he s not the only one who s seen this e specter In fact she s herself a number of admirers all of whom are working away at a black project on the company s time trying to complete her game Maybe if they can finish her they can have her all to themselvesAnd maybe if Ryan helps she can love him the way he wants to be loved in a way that his non creative fiance can t and his ex girlfriend and current coworker never couldWhat happens next is the subject of this deliciously slow and uite creepy fable about the personal price of creativity reminiscent of MR James Frankenstein and Fatal Attraction A long time veteran of many creative corporate environments RPGs and video games especially Dansky is uniuely ualified to tell a tale about what happens when the different aspects of one s life get badly out of balance with one anotherIt is also an intriguing look at how videogames are made or not with inside stories that I am duly informed are the ones we can only barely believe as opposed to the ones we d swear were made up for shock valueThat said while Vaporware is a good read one feels it is not as good as it could have been It has a problem with focus at times and while one comes to understand that the personal and professional have created the supernatural a little of the latter one and less of the former two might have made this work better That said as the masterful Firefly Rain showed us Dansky knows how to build dread drop the climax and write an ending that while it might not be happy is exactly what this book and its main character truly need and deserveIn regards to other critiues this uniue work has received I think this is a case where the cover of the book and some of its reviews have done its contents a massive disservice Readers expecting crackling blue breasts constant jump shocks and spurting red blood are going to be very disappointed because Richard Dansky doesn t write those kinds of books His scares are surgical reuiring some work on the reader s behalf to think on what s been read and the true meaning behind itIndeed while Blue Lightning can be an outright terrifying presence the real horror of this book is watching Ryan s life fall apart one bad and broken keystroke at a time This fact is subtly manifested in the crackling and taut denouement though some may miss it in expectation of a bodycount O Último Testamento (Maggie Costello, uite some time Ryan Colter the Creative Director at a small videogame development company was overseeing her creation He was the one who thought her One for My Baby up and then stood Paragon Walk (Charlotte & Thomas Pitt, up on high and watched every piece of her come together over He tested her tweaked her broke her and put her back together again day after day demo after demo paying attention to her than he did to his long suffering corporate climbing fiancee and their life plans togetherBlue Lightning was going to be perfect when she was doneBut then word came from the game s publisher that they were done with her They gave no real and substantial reasons just a curt email to the boss about a lack of confidence no real promise of a kill fee to the company and contract for newer title that needed porting over to an older systemWhich means that as CD Ryan has back We up his boss when that man tells everyone what s happened He also has to try and convince his troops that yes it stinks but that s what happens in this business Games get killed all the time and when they do you take a deep breath smile dump all the artifacts into a locked case and go on to the next oneBut when you ve put your heart and soul into something as wholly and completely as Ryan has this time it isn t always so easy to let it goAnd sometimes it won t let you go either which is why Ryan starts to be electronically haunted by his abandoned creationFirst she s messing with his music when he s driving in his car Then she s playing havoc with his phones when he tries to call his girlfriend and tell her he s going to be late And then she s crawling out of his monitor somewhere between Lara Croft and the girl from The Ring and asking him to love her as much as she loves himA rational sort of fellow Ryan s willing to chalk all this The Moon Platoon (Space Runners, up to overwork Only he s not the only one who s seen this e specter In fact she s herself a number of admirers all of whom are working away at a black project on the company s time trying to complete her game Maybe if they can finish her they can have her all to themselvesAnd maybe if Ryan helps she can love him the way he wants to be loved in a way that his non creative fiance can t and his ex girlfriend and current coworker never couldWhat happens next is the subject of this deliciously slow and The Echo (The Anomaly Quartet, uite creepy fable about the personal price of creativity reminiscent of MR James Frankenstein and Fatal Attraction A long time veteran of many creative corporate environments RPGs and video games especially Dansky is The Asset (Wounded Warrior uniuely Shadow of Doubt (Newpointe 911, ualified to tell a tale about what happens when the different aspects of one s life get badly out of balance with one anotherIt is also an intriguing look at how videogames are made or not with inside stories that I am duly informed are the ones we can only barely believe as opposed to the ones we d swear were made Amazing Discoveries That Unlock the Bible up for shock valueThat said while Vaporware is a good read one feels it is not as good as it could have been It has a problem with focus at times and while one comes to The Ruminator understand that the personal and professional have created the supernatural a little of the latter one and less of the former two might have made this work better That said as the masterful Firefly Rain showed Infamous us Dansky knows how to build dread drop the climax and write an ending that while it might not be happy is exactly what this book and its main character truly need and deserveIn regards to other critiues this Comfort of a Man uniue work has received I think this is a case where the cover of the book and some of its reviews have done its contents a massive disservice Readers expecting crackling blue breasts constant jump shocks and spurting red blood are going to be very disappointed because Richard Dansky doesn t write those kinds of books His scares are surgical reuiring some work on the reader s behalf to think on what s been read and the true meaning behind itIndeed while Blue Lightning can be an outright terrifying presence the real horror of this book is watching Ryan s life fall apart one bad and broken keystroke at a time This fact is subtly manifested in the crackling and taut denouement though some may miss it in expectation of a bodycount

summary Vaporware

Video game projects get shut down all the time but when the one Ryan Colter and his team have poured their he I received this book in exchange for a reviewI am an avid video gamer I been playing them as soon as I was able to grasp a controller in my wee little hands as a toddler I thought the summary was extremely interesting a video game that comes to life That s a cool idea I thought Well it turns out that I was extremely disappointed I so wanted to like this book but the beginning part was so boring It was too focused on the main character s office life and drama which is the last thing I want to read when I spend my entire day sitting at an office desk myself I want something exciting like the summary suggested and I had wondered whether I read the right book summary because the story did not live up to my expectationsI went from reading wholeheartedly to skimming my way past the halfway point where I stopped completely I was happy when some excitement came in Blue Lightning finally coming to life halfway through but it was too late for the story to reclaim my interest If the first half of the book had been cut out and started right before Blue Lightning started appearing I probably wouldn t have lost interest like I did and would have read all the way to the endVaporware had a great idea and potential but it was told in a way that did not capture my interest or give me the desire to read it through to the end

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Wants something from Ryan something only he can give itAnd everybody knows how addictive video games can be This book gives away the secrets that lie inside of a man s skull I found myself wondering why is the main character making these decisions It seemed like typical male behavior I m not a feminist I just found the logic behind the character hard to relate to This was a very well written book I love all the information about video game creation Even someone who did not give a care about gaming designers will find it interesting I was so mad when the main character Ryan exhibited some bad behavior I will not spoil it for you I was hopping mad A good writer with good writing style evokes that type of emotion from the audience The ending was phenomenal with the unraveling of who Ryan really was without spoon feeding the reader We just realize who Ryan really is inside even if Ryan himself doesn t know it or acknowledge it So why only 4 a star rating It was too loooong There were a few areas that I was trudging through yes I understand yes it s fascinating but it just made me feel like some scenes would never end This is an excellent writer This book is good for adults and YA I can t wait to read by Dansky


About the Author: Richard Dansky

By day Richard Dansky works as a professional video game designer and writer for Red StormUbisoft with credits on games like Splinter Cell Blacklist By night he writes fiction with his most recent book being the short fiction collection SNOWBIRD GOTHIC Richard lives in North Carolina with his wife and their inevitable cats books and collection of single malt whiskys.



10 thoughts on “Vaporware

  1. says:

    Book Info Genre Dark urban fantasyReading Level AdultRecommended for gamers those in a relationship with gamers fans of dark urban fantasyTrig

  2. says:

    I received a free copy from Library Thing in return for an honest review sigh I really wanted to enjoy this one The concept was really interesting I mean a video game character coming to life and wreaking havoc

  3. says:

    I received this book in exchange for a reviewI am an avid video gamer I been playing them as soon as I was able to grasp a controller in my wee little hands as a toddler I thought the summary was extremely interesting a video game that comes to life That's a cool idea I thought Well it turns out that I was extremely disappointed I

  4. says:

    Characters and plot lines are very believable I've know many of the character types that populate this story and all of them are very believable with the possible exception of the principle character but therein lies the st

  5. says:

    I've wanted to design video games for as long as I can remember Naturally when I saw the chance to snag a copy on LibraryThing I jumped at the opportunity This was my first by Richard Dansky Although the story is about every game developer's nightmare the shutdown of hisher project the story deals with the central character and his ineptitude where his personal life is concerned Seriously this guy's life goes from bad

  6. says:

    Her name is Blue Lightning and she was going to be a starFor uite some time Ryan Colter — the Creative Director at a small videogame development company — was overseeing her creation He was the one who thought her up and then stood up on high and watched every piece of her come together over He tested her tweaked her broke her

  7. says:

    Review CopyWikipedia defines Vaporware as a term in the computer industry that describes a product typically computer hardware or software that is announced to the general public but is never actually released nor officially cancelled In this instance that would be Blue Lightning a First Person Shooter that is being devel

  8. says:

    I received my copy of Vaporware in exchange for a review and I'm very happy to recommend it Video games are the emergent art form of the moment but are rarely afforded the prestige that deserves – I know for exam

  9. says:

    This book gives away the secrets that lie inside of a man's skull I found myself wondering why is the main character making these decisions It seemed like typical male behavior I'm not a feminist I just found the logic behind the character hard to relate to This was a very well written book I love all the information about video ga

  10. says:

    I received Vaporware by Richard Dansky through Library Thing Early Reviewers Vaporware is about video gamer dev

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