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The Cestus Contract 16-Bit Trailer

In honor of the November release of my next novel, The Cestus Contract, I wanted to show off the trailer we had put together for it back in March 2013 when I was still in the very early stages of writing it. The thinking behind this book trailer was that I’d seen a lot of book trailers — a lot of really bad or pointless ones for the most part — and I wanted to do one of my own for the Weir Codex books. However, I didn’t want to do what other authors/publishers had been doing with trailers. No static clip art images, no video of the author, or poorly acted renditions of scenes. That stuff all leaves me cold.

What I decided upon was to do a recreation of one of the scenes from The Cestus Contract as a level of an old-school side-scroller video game. Like something you’d have played from NeoGeo, CapCom or Konami back in the late 80s or early 90s.

So, sit back and enjoy this 16-bit animated look at a scene from chapter 6 of The Cestus Contract.

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Mat Nastos
TV, Film, comic book, fantasy & steampunk writer/director, known best for bad horror movies about giant scorpions, killer pigs & dinosaurs in the sewers. You can find his work on Smashwords or at his Amazon Author Page.

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