My good friend Dan Wells and I are writing a book together. It's based on Dark One, my original outline that became a graphic novel. We wanted to do a novelization, because the graphic novel (while I love it) has a lot of the graphic novel creator's vision to it, and we thought we would do a novel version going kind of back to my original outline.
He has finished a draft, and so I am doing a draft on that. I'm only 10% of the way through that, but I hope to breeze through that because I'm very excited by this project, and I hope that you guys will all be able to experience it before too much longer.
The other big thing that I want to talk about is Moonbreaker. So for years, I’ve been teasing a project I called Soulburner. You can go back many years in the State of the Sanderson posts and find me talking about this thing. This is a video game I originally started, then pitched to Unknown Worlds, who made Subnautica. They came to me and said, “Hey, would you be interested in developing a world for us to do a game in?” Their pitch was really cool. It’s better than a miniatures game. It’s like a digital version of a miniatures game. I’ll be talking a lot about Moonbreaker in the coming weeks. I’m really excited about it. I loved Subnautica, and so when Unknown Worlds came to me I was excited for the opportunity. This is the first time I have designed the setting for a video game. I wrote all of the worldbuilding guides and came up with the characters and character guides. Dan Wells has been writing audio dramas about these characters. So it’s going to be really cool. The game—I’m not even sure what their timeline is for releasing the game but now we can at least talk about it!
In the future, we intend to continue kickstarting Stormlight leatherbounds—but not other leatherbounds we do. That gives us roughly one of these every three years. The other two years between, I’d like to do other things. The Hoid storybook collection (which is picture books and/or coffee-table-style books of The Dog and the Dragon,The Wandersail, and The Girl Who Looked Up) is another one I’d really like to do. On the products side, we’d like to do a Stormlight pen and paper RPG and a Stormlight board game, two of the most requested items you have all been asking us to do.