The As If Collective is a network of roleplayers, gamers, GMs, game designers, artists and neophiles interested in exploring and contributing to experimental applications of narrative engineering.
Every month I do 2-4 Releases: each is a minigame, a subsystem, an adventure, a table/chart, a form/sheet, or a web-based tool which will be of interest to Roleplayers, Storygamers and Interactive Fictioneers. As a member of the Collective, you get early access to all of these works in both draft and final form, with the added knowledge that you helped make them happen.
The latest site in the As If Portfolio... Games Onboard is an alternative online game store, featuring the finest in roleplaying games, tabletop boardgames, dice, miniatures and card games for all ages.
The official website of Eastman's new product line: "Gorilla Treestands" is officially our best example of a highly advanced Drupal 6-based ecommerce site. Besides the typical arrangement of product nodes and the ubiquitous Ubercart, this site also features a live EDI system for two-way data transfer from the legacy sales system, and a cron-based data import system ensuring that searches for local retailers are always up-to-date.
CerebralItch eCards are coming to the iPhone! This promotional site - the latest addition to the CerebralItch Network - was launched in April 2009 to pre-announce the upcoming (June 2009) release of their hilarious iPhone App. With art by by Paul Chamberlain, the site features a browsable gallery of cards and invitations, using the popular Shadowbox system to display them in slideshow format.
In 2009 an upgrade and expansion was required for the flagship publication of Portovert LLC, creators of Portovert.com (praised as "The Number 1 Green Wedding Site" by Martha Stewart Weddings). This Drupal-based Green Wedding site now includes a tagged, searchable Shopping section and a popular Green Wedding Guide, in addition to the feature articles and photogalleries of its predecessor.
Cerebral Itch eCards is the latest hilarious viral assault by the mad scientists at CI headquarters, featuring card designs by Paul Chamberlain (whose head bandages are probably wrapped a little too tight). The site is also the first public implementation of the new eCards Module for the Axis CMS suite, which makes the site fast, user-friendly and easy to manage. Send one to someone you think snide things about. It'll make you feel good.
Way back in 1999, this alluring interactive app, stocked with products from Henry & June Lingerie, was built using Flash content backed by a MySQL database and a neat set of original PHP pages for navigation. It was the first interactive viral catalog designed by AIP.
The World of South Park (aka "The South Park Palace") came online in 1997 as part of the Comedy Central website, launching simultaneously with the television debut of the soon-to-be hit series. Beginning with a mere 30 sets and a fanbase of zero, the award-winning site grew over the next three years to include over 200 graphical locations from America's favorite Colorado mountain town.
"Maybe all systems - that is, any theoretical, verbal, symbolic, semantic, etc. formulation that attempts to act as an all-encompassing, all-explaining hypothisis of what the universe is about - are manifestations of paranoia."