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It's been three years since his misadventures at Angst Mansion. Oz Orwell, owner of the website Ghosts &
Mansions, is desperate. His work consists of visiting places presumed to be haunted with his video camera and
documenting apparitions or suspicious noises. To tell you the truth, nothing has ever happened during his on-site
investigations (unless we include Angst Mansion, but nothing was documented on that occasion), and Oz has
always had to fabricate his videos with fake audio and cheap-looking computer graphics. We said Oz is
desperate; in fact, his website is no longer a success. It's got to the point where no one trusts his productions
and the greatest horror of all is about to hit him: closing down Ghosts & Mansions and getting a real job. A real
job... That's the mother of all fears for Oz, apart from ghosts! Before giving in, though, he plans to play one last
card. Some time ago, another character has entered the limelight and attracted even more of the media's attention
than he did; someone known only as the Exorcist. This character has acquired enormous wealth thanks to
donations collected in various ways: at lectures, demon exorcism masses, ghosts expelled from private
residences and other dubious activities linked to the world of the paranormal. Now is a good time to point out that
the Exorcist has nothing to do with the Church. He is not a priest, and neither is he a believer or a church-goer.
He lives in an abandoned, crumbling building, a former mental asylum in the English countryside, which, it is said,
is home to ghosts, souls who cannot abandon the limbo in which they find themselves and who live with this
mysterious figure. Essentially, it's a carnival of horror clichés: an exorcist, an abandoned mental asylum,
ghosts for company and a self-styled paranormal investigator looking for a scoop. Oz's plan is simple: he
has got hold of the Exorcist by phone and has suggested making a documentary in order to boost his
credibility, a documentary which will put all the merits of his work on display, an interview intended to
emphasise his credibility and trustworthiness (something that none of the media have ever wanted go
near), and footage of the ghosts that live in the building. By doing this, the Exorcist will benefit from the
documentary, Oz will finally have some real videos to offer on his website, and... he won't have to look
for a real job! Oz thought it would be hard work to convince the Exorcist (given that Ghosts & Mansions'
reputation was hardly a foot in the door), but everything was extremely simple. The man turned out to be
available and free at the weekend; there was just enough time to book a flight, pack his bags and share
the news on his website and social media: "Hey, people! Look out for for a bombshell of a story: I'm going
to meet the Exorcist! Get ready for a long interview, video clips of ghosts and who knows what else!
Keep an eye on Ghosts & Mansions... Regards, OzO!"
The Apotheosis Project
Genre: Sci-Fi Drama
Voiced: Yes (English)
Oz Orwell and the Exorcist
Voiced: Yes (English)
Penelope Barker and Aaron S. Reid are agents of the extra-governmental Pandora Global Corp, which works in
parallel with the CIA. Unbeknown to them, they are also guinea pigs in an ambitious and dangerous project. The
corporation is experimenting with a modification to DNA that is capable of altering the faculties of the subjects,
thereby granting them powers beyond the ordinary.
Unaware of their condition, they set off on one of the missions intended to realise "Project Apotheosis", the
implications of which are unknown to all taking part in it save Pandora Parlow, the president of the organisation.
When they meet their contact and his colleagues, things escalate: the money in their possession is found to be
counterfeit and they end up being taken to a place that strongly resembles a prison.
Now that they are locked up and no longer being administered the antidote, their powers will be reawoken and
will enable them to escape, at least from the prison: escaping from the island will be much harder. A complete
absence of equipment, the parallel dimensions that impinge on reality and a severe lack of help, given that the i
sland is sparsely populated, will make the task seem impossible - until of course, YOU take control of the agents...
WORK IN PROGRESS
Oz Orwell and the Crawling Chaos
Hi, my name is Oz Orwell and I'm the founder, director, cameraman and ghost-investigator of "Ghosts & Mansions".
Yes, the very internet portal where every week you can see a new ghost case.
Sure, I have to do everything myself, but I've never felt the need for staff. Many people think I'm a fraud, that the
presences in my film clips are computer graphics. Well, that's right. I've visited 35 locations in Europe and 12 in
America presumed to be haunted, and I've seen and heard absolutely nothing... But things were about to change.
Computer graphics wouldn't be needed for "Angst Mansion".
And no one would ever see the new episode.
Voiced: Yes (WIP)
1953: The last experiment of Dr. Lewis P. Higgins has gone wrong. Something awful had crossed over through a
portal, and the army had responded with the only resource deemed appropriate, a hail of nuclear bombs.
There's a single hope: Lewis has to reach the time machine and warn himself, eight months earlier, to
prevent the Apocalypse...
Odissea, An Almost True Story
Who has not heard of Homer's 'Odyssey'?
"Odissea - An Almost True Story" is an adventure that "almost" recounts the deeds of Ulysses, taking him to legendary
places, such as the cave of the Cyclops, Calypso's island, the Sirens' tavern... a long journey in search of his homeland,
Ithaca, where his beloved Penelope has been awaiting his return for many years. Troy has fallen by his ingenuity, but
mocking a god is unwise (and the euphoria of the victory is no excuse): Ulysses will pay dearly for this error. There will
be many tests that he must undergo in order to appease Poseidon, but fortunately not all of the gods want to see him
Indeed, Athena is on his side, and, thanks to her advice, our hero will once again be able to see the coasts of Ithaca,
where other troubles await him... Twenty years is a long time, and the Proci have been courting Penelope with a view to
marriage in order to rob Ulysses of his throne and his island dominion.
Who among the pretenders will successfully draw back the King's magic bow and demonstrate his supremacy in the
archery contest for the Queen's hand? One of the princes? Ulysses' son, Telemachus? Or Ulysses himself, who has
returned just in time thanks to his tenacity (of course, he could have returned earlier - twenty years is a long time...)?
The Quantumnaut's task was simple: teleport his captain back on board the spaceship within the required time for
this mission: 3 hours on planet Earth in 2010, 1st Universe. But by getting a coordinate wrong, the Quantumnaut
accidentally teleported the wrong person: an unlucky person called Bob.
Before being teleported, he had just left his favorite pub where he had been playing all night with his band, ending
up pretty drunk as usual. After being teleported, Bob thought that everything he was witnessing was just a
But it seemed to be as real as the immense shadow that was approaching the spaceship he found himself on at
that very moment: space pirates!
Three years have passed since Bob Marshall and Neena joined the Quantumnaut Fleet, the controllers of the
space-time paradoxes of the Multiverse. Several months earlier, Neena had become Bob's wife, but Colonel Fen'Herh
had not stopped pestering her with his insistent advances. What better way to get rid of Bob than to send him on a
mission with no possibility of return, to the edges of the "Immense Black", the largest supermassive black hole ever
Unbelievably, Bob found himself reliving the same situation from three years before. This time it wasn't the fault of
Space Pirates, but the total lack of understanding on his part of things such as "event horizons" and "singularities".
The Quantumship managed to escape the grasp of the "Immense Black" just in time, but the reactors, now damaged,
wouldn't allow a "jump" towards the Orbital Station.
The only hope of salvation was a small planet, the first one that could be reached from the place the accident had
occurred to try to land gently on its surface, and to hope that there was a population there to interact with. Perhaps
a peaceful one...