With Purpose Forward

Progress: We’re hard at work on several new projects, including one or two rooted in Norse mythology — although not in the way most people would expect. Fennoscandia has more than one ancient culture, and successful oral tradition has kept Æsir, Álfar, Vanir, and Jǫtnar in excellent health. Also, Arnhǫfdi has been shining brighter than ever lately, all the while playing an intricate game revealed to no one. Read More →

The History of Western Music: Six Classical Stages of Evolution

July 10, 2020 — Music has been a part of human culture since time immemorial. However, when discussing the history of music in Western civilization, six distinct time periods are normally referred to. The Folk and Church Medieval, the Renaissance, Baroque, Classical, Romantic, and last but not least — Modern Classical — a period that covers the 1800s and 1900s (aka the 19th and 20th centuries.) Read More →

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Although life as an indie is not for the faint of heart, there lies a kingdom of creativity in all of us

May 18, 2020 — Just an anecdotal piece of what it means to be an independent game developer. Every developer, of course, has their own story to tell, and here’s mine. When I was younger, I always felt a strong urge to create. I knew in my heart that I wanted to work in games, but I had no idea how to realize my life dream. Games are expensive to make (or so I thought) and my daytime occupation as a business software “programmer” was stable, safe, and well-paid. Read More →

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Introducing Gothochestra: The Ostrogothic Fantasy Orchestra

April 17, 2020 — We’re pleased to announce Legendo Music’s newest endeavor: The Ostrogothic Fantasy Orchestra. The new music project encompasses several established composers from Germany and Sweden, who’ve provided music for blockbuster games and movies for more than two decades.
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After the Fall of Rome: How Goths, Khazars, and Vikings Rebuilt the European Economy

April 14, 2020 —  When most people hear the word “Viking,” they think of wild-eyed raiders leaping from dragon-ships to attack some innocent monastery or village in England or France. However, Scandinavians also traded — peacefully — with Europe, the Middle East, and even China thousands of years before the first recorded Viking raid, and in doing so, they laid the foundation that helped jump-start Europe’s stumbling economy in the wake of the Western Roman Empire’s collapse. Read More →

Of Blood and Death: Vampires in Movies, Games, and Fiction

March 21, 2020 — Contrary to popular belief, vampires and bats in popular culture didn’t start with Irish author Bram Stoker’s 1897 novel Dracula. Pre-historical Chinese cultures viewed bats as good luck signs, while the old Europeans feared it as evil. To some South American civilizations, Camazotz was a vampire bat god. In the Quiché Maya language which is still spoken in Guatemala, Camazotz means “death bat.” Read More →