Discover The Quantumyth in The Hero, the first 'compendium primer' book from Australian interactive-focused multimedia studio, The Quantumyth!
Set in a world of sentient metaphors called Entaphs, The Hero is an 'RPG on Paper' inspired by Final Fantasy, The Dark Crystal and Giant Squid's The Pathless, that tells a story of moving through grief, learning to trust the world again, the power of good over evil, and the importance of balance.
More than just a story, this written and illustrated 'Compendium Primer' by The Quantumyth founder Albert Chessa is filled with art, lore notes and more.
About The Quantumyth
The Quantumyth is an interactive-focused multimedia studio (film, series, animation, publishing and more) devoted to telling '100 stories across 100 years' - inspired by One Thousand and One Nights and the great Norse sagas of old. Each Quantumyth story is simply named - the first, The Armorer, was concieved in 2003 - usually after an archetype, and object, or a simple concept. From this basic premise, Chessa weaves 'pre-interactive parables' infused with his myriad influences, including Tolkien, Star Wars and Jim Henson, writing and illustrating a Compendium Primer for each one: part storybook, part design document for an interactive art team (or any other medium, if there's a willing creative impulse behind it) to then adapt it into other works.
The Quantumyth is also the in-world name for 'all that was, is, and will be, all at once' - shared reality inspired by the indigenous australian concept of The Dreaming, a timeless dimension where countless tales are told.
Chessa's distinctive pattern art, featured in galleries worldwide, is the backdrop for all Quantumyth stories, just as - in the story itself - the patterns are the 'originating force' that shaped creation: each one is a depiction of The Evershaping, an eternally fluctuating field where all acts of creation spring forth from.
Whether experiencing the characters, creatures and stories The Quantumyth in the pages of a Compendium Primer, with a controller in your hand, watching your screen or even on your shelf, Chessa's lifelong mission and hope is to keep the art of mythtelling alive for generations to come.