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PROJECTS

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I am currently working on two books. One is a fantasy series for small children about the grand adventures of five goblin friends. So far book 1 is half complete, and in need of another edit. I have sketch-books full of maps and characters. I hope to create an epic and cohesive world, full of fun for a young audience. There will be danger and drama too, but nothing very grim or violent.

My other book is a humorous cartoon style diary about a cat. This work is basically finished; both text and illustrations. It has been professionally critiqued, and requires further editing. 

Currently I have 2 board game works in progress. One is a tactical asteroid mining game, where players can customize their ship. This game has already been play-tested with friends in New Zealand using a crudely constructed prototype of the game. The game play-tested well, but still needs refining.

My other game project is a co-operative fantasy game with quests (players vs the game master). Players get to customize their characters, and the game board is highly 3D. This game is partly constructed, but hasn’t been properly tested. The tone of the game is light; not hard-core fantasy. Solving levels is the aim, not role-playing.

I have numerous other ideas for possible future board games.

My main game project at the moment is not a board game as such, though it can be used to generate giant board games which are even playable outside. It is called MÖRFTM; a versatile indoor/outdoor gaming experience for all ages. The game-set is composed of many parts (throwing rings, balls, tiles, cones, batons, discs…) and can be set-up in numerous ways to create different games / activities. Games range from fast and psysical, to highly tactical. Most games include a throwing and accuracy element. MÖRFTM is all about creativity; players can even invent and share their own MÖRFTM games.

MÖRFTM was started with friends in New Zealand in 2005. In 2015 my cousin came onboard the project to collaborate on the final phase of game development. MÖRFTM became a trade-marked product (European Union & UK) in 2018.

The goal is to produce an exciting and brand new type of game generating system, catering to all kinds of players and situations. The vision of MÖRFTM is to promote social fun, creativity, thinking and exercise. MÖRFTM has not yet entered production phase, however a prototype game set does exist. This set has been rigorously and successfully used for game-testing.

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Some other miscellaneous projects: 

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 Building a garden shed beside a cottage (everything but the painting work). Finland 2019.

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Shark for a birthday party. Finland 2019.

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Horses’ hay shelter (built together with my cousin). Finland 2019.

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Garden art (in memory of my mother). New Zealand 2012

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Elevated vegetable garden. New Zealand 2009.

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Painting a wooden sculpture for Helsinki Public Works Department (painting part only). Finland 2007.

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Design of garden ornaments, and presentation of how to make them on Finnish TV (Puutarha Unelmia). Finland 2006.