Weekly Update, 08/17/2020

Last week saw some exciting updates in the mecha community:

Weekly Update, 08/10/2020

Last week saw some exciting updates in the mecha community:

  • Mecha Knights: Nightmare pushed back its release date to early 2021. Mecha Knights is a mecha action shooter soon to be released on Steam.
  • Rebelmini’s Motorpool Kickstarter is now sending out backers’ rewards. Keep an eye on your email, and update your email with them ASAP.
  • Zimmerit posted a new article on Masamune Shirow’s Appleseed.
  • Wargaming.net’s World of Warships announces a collaboration with Hasbro’s Transformers. The event, called One Shall Stand, will release new ships skins featuring Bumblebee, Rumble, Optimus Prime, and Megatron.
  • According to PCGamer, fans of the defunct mecha game Hawken have reinvigorated the game. The Hawakening team managed to get single player version of the game running. Instructions on downloading the client can be found at hawakening.com.

Weekly Update, 08/02/2020

Last week saw some exciting updates in the mecha community:

Weekly Update, 07/27/2020

Last week saw some interesting updates in the mecha community (mouseover underlined names for Mechapedia links).

  • Rebelmini’s Motorpool Kickstarter was a success! Congratulations to Rebelminis and John Bear Ross! Motorpool consists of armor and infantry figures for tabletop gaming in 15mm and 28mm scale sold as printable .stl files.
  • Alex Connolly is working on the next Motorpool vehicle design.
  • Orbital Speed Studio pushed back Dual Gear‘s Steam release date to July 29th. Dual Gear is a forthcoming PC game inspired by Japanese console games, like the Front Mission series.
  • Sean Suchanya released a new sketch of the Siegfried, a mech for the game Eisenfront.
  • Ksen posted a new art piece, robot sketch 113.
  • Emerson Tung, lead concept artist for iD Software, uploaded 30+ Tankhead images to Artstation.

Weekly Update, 07/20/2020

Last week saw some interesting updates in the mecha community.


After much thought, I decided to startup Soul Magnum Publishing, my own imprint. Being an independent publisher has its rewards and pitfalls, of which I know many. There are also the lessons I’m unaware of, which I know not. I will walk through the fire with both. After all, that’s what life is about – new experiences.

This will be interesting in more ways than one. I’m writing part time, publishing part time, and working full time. Glad I don’t have much use for sleep! There’s also Bowker to talk to, editors to hire, and covers to create. Eventually, I’ll be talking to Amazon, et al and hopefully end up on a best seller list with more novels to come. Yes, that’s overly-optimistic, but shoot for the moon and end up in a star. Or something like that.

There won’t be much content here yet, at first. We’ll start with a blog and social media. But gradually, once I begin publishing my own work, the site will expand. Until then, I’ll post about life, giant robots blowing stuff up, speculative fiction I find interesting, science, and possibly interesting tidbits from you, the reader. Feel free to have a look around, just don’t fall into any wormholes or get paint on your shoes. After all, this is a work in progress, and it should be anything but boring!