Purgatorio Season Finale from Industrial Toys and John Shirley Now Available on Bound

November 07, 2017
Link: https://www.prlog.org/12675113-purgatorio-season-finale-from-industrial-toys-and-john-shirley-now-available-on-bound.html

Today mobile fiction platform Bound is publishing the final three episodes of "Purgatorio," a sci-fi adventure series by award-winning author John Shirley, based on the "Midnight Star: Renegade" mobile game universe created by game studio Industrial Toys and best-selling author John Scalzi. The free Bound app, available for iOS with an Android version coming soon, combines prose, art, and audio with community features in geeky genres ranging from sci-fi and fantasy to thrillers.

"I was thrilled to work on this stage of Bound, to take part in the launch of a new, lightning-swift access to fiction, cool visuals and fun wordage," said author John Shirley. "And it was great to work on Purgatorio within the Midnight Star world, not least because of John Scalzi's input. He's a midnight star of science fiction."

"Purgatorio" follows a military research crew as they seek answers to mysteries left behind by a space-faring civilization that went missing 22,000 years ago. All twenty-six episodes of the first season of "Purgatorio" are now available for free for fans to listen to or read and features original art and supplemental sourcebook materials.

Industrial Toys founder Alexander Seropian noted, "We poured our hearts into creating the Midnight Star universe and it's great to have John Shirley grab the baton and continue exploring it. And Bound is the perfect platform for these stories - episodic, richly formatted and mobile - right there on your screen next to the game. It's just an ideal fit."

Bound debuted earlier this year with exclusive content based on the sci-fi time-traveling novel "The Rise and Fall of D.O.D.O." by Neal Stephenson and Nicole Galland. The app also features content from acclaimed creators such as best-selling thriller author Eliot Peper, former Pixar and Telltale Games creative Stephan Bugaj, and award-winning game writer Matt Entin.

About John Shirley

John Shirley is the author of more than a dozen books, including the classic cyberpunk trilogy A Song Called Youth: Eclipse, Eclipse Penumbra, and Eclipse Corona. He is the recipient of the Horror Writers Association's Bram Stoker Award and won the International Horror Guild Award. A principal screenwriter for The Crow, Shirley now devotes most of his time to writing for television and film.

About Industrial Toys

Industrial Toys is a privately held developer and publisher of mobile games for core gamers. Headquartered in Pasadena, CA, the studio is mobile to the core. Each game goes deep on story and community in addition to production value to create a new level of immersion on mobile devices. Learn more at www.industrialtoys.com

About Bound

Bound brings great storytelling to time-constrained fiction fans in a compelling new mobile format. The app features serialized stories of all types but specifically focuses on sci-fi, fantasy, and thrillers—you know, the good stuff. Founded by game industry veterans and based in Southern California. Learn more at http://www.getbound.io