So you all know how we love the South Carolina cousins, right? But I rarely talk about how cool they actually are in their real lives outside of the weekends we spend together. But, you know, there is a time and place for everything. And turns out NOW is the time and place to talk about Thomas! Thomas is cool enough to make video games, which, come on, is pretty amazing. And he is about to release his game Pinstripe, which he has created completely on his own. I don't know if you know anything about making video games (I didn't before this) but it is extremely rare to do it ALL yourself. He created the story, the artwork, the music... this game is 100% Thomas, and that is just incredible.
I have been hearing about this game for years and I CANNOT WAIT to play. And I am not the only one who cannot wait. It isn't like this game is just something the family plans to download and play. This game is amazing, and it's getting attention. He had a film crew come and actually do a documentary on him! ON THOMAS! How cool is that?? And then this documentary was like, SHOWN at a big gaming event! That had FAMOUS PEOPLE AT IT LIKE LUKE SKYWALKER.
But before Pinstripe can be released, there are a lot of odds and ends that must be completed. With that, he decided to open a Kickstarter to help get him to the finish line. So, if you are interested in gaming, or just supporting cool indi projects, click on over and take a look. And, if you wouldn't mind, make a little donation to help get Pinstripe officially out to the masses. Thomas has poured his heart and soul into this game. I can't really put into words how much it means to him, but by association, it has started to mean a lot to me too. So any support is truly appreciated!
***UPDATE*** I actually wrote this post yesterday when I made our family donation, but postponed having it go live until today since I had already posted and two posts in one day is Insane. WELL, turns out Pinstripe is causing quite the stir! It managed to reach it's original fundraising goal in less than 24 hours!
PINSTRIPE IS AMAZING! (and so are you, Thomas)
But there are of course stretch goals, which include bringing the game to mobile platforms, so donations are still absolutely welcome! Click on over and see what the fuss is all about :)
I am so thrilled to see Thomas achieving his dreams. Please click on over and check out this beautiful game.