It makes sense that a year where everyone stayed home and used technology to stay connected, would be the year that I get into the LitRPG genre. I have written three in the last year with the help of a friend. We're gearing up to write four more and we'll be releasing them all this summer and fall.
LitRPG is a subgenre of gamelit. The main character lives in a fantasy world that follows the rules of a video game. It is not a new concept. Movies like Tron were early versions of gamelit. Mangas like Sword Art Online have been around for almost 20 years. I watched the anime version of that manga when I was younger along with another gamelit anime called .hack//Sign.
The LitRPG we are writing feels like a portal fantasy. A human from our world, gets too involved with a game, and gets transported into a high fantasy setting, that follows video game rules. Complete with levels, hit points and character classes. We like action, fun, and all of the exciting fantasy stuff the make fantasy games so popular.
I hope you'll check it out, but I understand it's not for everyone. I do have a followup to Whalemoon sitting in a folder on my desktop, waiting for me to come back to it. So keep an eye toward May or June for some big announcements and cover reveals.