To all Looking Glass fans everywhere:
Hi folks. I'm a gaming journalist who's written several articles
about Looking Glass Studios, Thief, and related subjects in
recent years, for both gamer and mainstream publications. I'm
now working on an opportunity that should be of great interest
to a lot of you, and my friends at TTLG have generously agreed
to help out with that:
I am talking with a major tech publisher about writing a book
on the history of Looking Glass Studios: its rise, its fall, and
the developers who now carry on in the Looking Glass spirit.
It'll be in-depth and personality-intensive, but also include a lot
of technical and creative nitty gritty for industry members and
gamers, especially regarding LGS's major games like Thief,
System Shock, and Ultima Underworld. Because Looking
Glass' fans are such an integral part of their success-- and because
the Fan Mission developers are doing such amazing things-- I also
plan to devote a chapter to TTLG, its spinoffs, and the FM
The trouble is, while the publisher really likes the book proposal,
they're not sure there's a large enough audience to justify an entire
book devoted to Looking Glass Studios. (The book would be for
an imprint primarily catering to the game industry, which somewhat
narrows its potential audience.)
That's where you come in: I'm convinced that there must be
thousands of hardcore LGS fans who aren't necessarily in the
game industry, but would love to buy and read such a book. And
I would love your help, to prove that to the publisher. If we can,
it'll boost our chances of committing the Looking Glass story to
posterity-- a rare thing, in the notoriously short-attention span
of the gaming medium. But if computer games ever stand a
chance of truly becoming the new medium of the 21st century,
the story of Looking Glass is something that needs to be told.
So check out the poll to the right, register your vote, and make
yourself heard! (And send your fellow gamer friends this
Anonymous Journalist and Dedicated Thief Lover
There you have it. We need over a thousand votes. If you are registered in the forum, Go here and vote, rather than using the website poll. If you are not registered on the forums, and don't want to be, then please use the poll on TTLG.
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Please do tell all your friends, and as many other gaming sites as you can. Spread the word out. Let people know we need votes.