Green-Light Received for 'The Road Avenger' Novel; 'Road Blaster' Roars Into 2009 in MMP Publishing's Novelization of

Tue Jan 13, 2009 6:00am EST

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Based on the 1985 Data-East laserdisc feature "Road Blaster," G-Mode of
Japan has given a green-light to MMP Publishing's "The Road Avenger"
novel, to be released in 2009.

    Written by Mary Margaret Park (author and poet) and co-produced by Sekrett
Scilensce (composer and producer), "The Road Avenger" is the story of
Blake Sanders, a man whose destiny is forever changed when a gang known as
S.C.U.M. (Secret Criminal Underground Movement) slay his wife.

    Methodically promoting anarchy and the breakdown of society, S.C.U.M.
seeks to hold the world hostage, devouring one city at a time.

    Before the reader's eyes are the politicians and behind the lies, there's
the S.C.U.M. -- Blindly avenging a love once known, "The Road Avenger"
must decide what is right -- In spite of his wishes to remain an honorable
member of humanity, Blake treads the fine lines between virtue and

    "The original concept is 'Mad Max' like," author Mary Margaret Park
explained, "So we've decided to make 'The Road Avenger' a psychological
action drama, which will end up like a cross between 'Mad Max,' 'Ronin,'
and Steven Soderbergh's 'Traffic.' Though we are expanding on a simple
plotline, we are straying far from the typical Hollywood attitudes that
engulf many fine stories."

    Licensors in Tokyo were pleased and gave the project a thumbs-up -- A
total of four chapters were showcased in a mock 6x9 binding, emulating
the look and feel of the finished product.

    Fans of "Road Blaster" (a.k.a. "Road Avenger" in the U.S.A.) can visit to obtain more details about the
novelization and are encouraged to join the demo club.

    About Mary Margaret Park:

    Mary Margaret Park is an Author and Poet of Psychological and Experimental
Fiction Crossover Writings, best described as Stephen King partying with
David Lynch in The Twilight Zone.

    About Sekrett Scilensce:

    Sekrett Scilensce is a Composer and Producer of Electronic and Classical
Eurasian Crossover Music, best described as Thomas Dolby in a jam-session
with Kraftwerk and Peter Schilling (or Hans Zimmer crossed with John
Carpenter and Akira Yamaoka).

    About G-Mode:

    G-Mode Co. Ltd. was established in July 2000 as the world's first mobile
network game contents provider, specializing in Java game software. 6
years later, G-mode has become the #1 Mobile game provider in Japan,
servicing over 1.5 million NTT Docomo subscribed customers and
experiencing over half a million downloads per month with AU KDDI mobile
phone users. G-Mode is currently in the process of global expansion and
has built B2B relations with Major Mobile Phone Carriers such as
Vodafone, Motorola, and Nokia.

    About Data East:

    Data East Corporation (also abbreviated as DECO) was a Japanese video game
company. Their main headquarters were located in Tokyo, while their
American subsidiary, Data East USA, was headquartered in San Jose,
California. The company was in operation from 1976 to 2003, when it
declared bankruptcy.

    Data East was founded by Tetsuo Fukuda on April 20, 1976 as an electronic
engineering company which focused on integrating interchangeable tapes
inside arcade game devices, allowing video game operators to replace a
game from a machine without having to replace the cabinet itself.
Realizing the money that could be made within the interactive content,
Data East began developing arcade video games in 1979 and established a
U.S division. By 1985, Data East had shifted away from interchangeability
to concentrate themselves on video games only.



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