Greetings and Salutations, All.

Rona GabblerThis is your intrepid reporter, Rona Gabbler, the Gnome with a nose for news, with an exclusive interview for Hero-News. Today, I’m talking with famed game designer Lori Ann Cole of Transolar Games.

RG: Tell me, Lori, what is your latest project and what is it exactly that you do?

LAC: Right now, I am Writer, Designer, and Creative Director for Hero-U: Rogue to Redemption game that we’re developing…

RG: So what sort of game are you talking about? A board game? A Massively Multiplayer Military Maneuver and Mutual Armageddon Pact? A new sport involving trampolines, tomatoes, and tutus?

LAC: Hero-U is a combination Role Playing and Adventure Computer Game…

RG: An Adventure/RPG? Really? Isn’t that like sooo last millennium?

LAC: I think that Adventure/RPGs are timeless classics. The art styles of older games like Quest for Glory might look dated, but the stories and emotional appeal touch people of all ages and lands.

RG: Yeah, but this is the 21st Century – we’re into fancy graphics, explosions, and instant gratification. What makes you think that anyone would even look twice at Hero-U?

LAC: Well, for one thing, the art is gorgeous. For another, it appeals to people who love mysteries. magic, and heroes…

RG: Heroes? You mean like Captain American, Thor, and Tony Stark? Weren’t they just adorable in their latest movies? Such Hunks…

LAC: Hero-U isn’t about superheroes. It’s the story of a young man learning who he is and what he wants to do with his future…

RG: Is he a hunk?

LAC: Not particularly…

RG: Well then, what’s the point? Who wants to play Joe-Shmoe with no superpowers or abs of steel?

Lori Ann ColeLAC: For one thing, it’s set in a haunted castle full of intrigue. It’s about the importance of family and friends…

RG: Oh, so a Game of Thrones sort of thing where the hero has a wedding to kill off all his rivals and relatives in order to be crowned king?

LAC: No.

RG: Okay, so is it a case where all the other characters are found dead in gruesome but mysterious ways, the hero falls in love with the beautiful young Gnome woman with the tragic past, and the butler did it?

LAC: No.

RG: Does it even have a Gnome in it?

LAC: No.

RG: There you have it, Folks. Sounds like Lori Ann Cole and her team are creating a unique game unlike anything ever done before. I’m sure it will be something special even if it doesn’t have Gnomes in it. Or Superheroes… Or hunks…

This is Hero-Nues reporter, Rona Gabbler, keeping you up to date with all the latest and greatest news you need to know.

Until next time, remember, if you want news, you want Gnomes!