"Ender's Game" Battle Room games coming

jlaakso wrote:

Well, at least they're developing it with Orson Scott Card on board.

That is not nec a good thing. For one, while I haven't read the last two iterations on Ender Card has a habit of just getting bored with his stories/forgetting what is good about them the further they go along. Read the Alvin Maker series? The first and second book are amazing. Then his crap filter seems to be turned off. The Ender series was good, though progressively less impressive. As stated, haven't read Ender's Shadow and the other new one, which might be better, but I have lost a lot of love for Card as he seemed to lose love for the worlds he created.

The Ender trilogy is actually a quartet, with Children of the Mind being the fourth book. I'm trying to work my way through Xenocide right now, and it is boring me to tears. I'm considering skipping to Ender's Shadow, which I picked up when I finished Ender's Game, but haven't read yet.

Making a good game out of the Battle Room sequences sounds tough. Why play laser tag when you can play Counter-Strike?

Evo wrote:

The Ender trilogy is actually a quartet, with Children of the Mind being the fourth book. I'm trying to work my way through Xenocide right now, and it is boring me to tears. I'm considering skipping to Ender's Shadow, which I picked up when I finished Ender's Game, but haven't read yet.

Making a good game out of the Battle Room sequences sounds tough. Why play laser tag when you can play Counter-Strike?

According to card, Xenocide and Children of the Mind were supposed to be one book but the length got a bit out of hand and the publisher was delighted to hear the author's suggestion to make it two books. You'll know that this is true when you get to the end of Xenocide.

My advice to be able to bear the book (if you can't bring yourself to quit now) is just gloss over any technobabble or exposition. The man takes forever to explain the same sort of things that Douglas Adams would only have taken a few moments.