Tale of the Haunted Video Game a.k.a. Drabardi

Luther Darkmore careymartell@martellbrothers.com 773741248571

FANTASY HORROR YOUNG ADULT

Contemporary

Luther Darkmore

Logline

Retro game collecting can be fun, but sometimes the game wants to collects you! Dante Miller and his dad are obsessed with collecting retro videogames, so Dante is excited when he discovers a box of old games at an estate sale held at a house just outside of city limits. Many of the games are considered classics, and he's never played them, but one game in particular stands out -- the game titled Drabardi. The game doesn't have a proper label, and the grey cart simply has its name written in black marker. That isn't too uncommon with second hand games, but still, something about the game is off. It doesn't play like a normal game. When Dante loads it up, a pixelated fortune teller appears and asks for his information. As a joke, Dante enters his little sister Zelda's birth date and then asks the fortune teller a childish question, "When will my sister die?" Now things are getting really scary. The game said Zelda is going to die soon....

Genre

Fantasy, Horror, Young Adult

Target Audiences

Age: 13-17

Target Gender: Universal

Setting

American suburb

Based on a True Story

No

Publishing Details

Status: Yes: self-published

Year Published: 2016

Starting Description

A young boy finds a haunted video game cartridge for the Nintendo which starts to cause him misfortune.

Ending Description

The boy and his family are imprisoned inside the video game cartridge by the Drabardi spirit.

Group Specific

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Hard Copy Available

No

ISBN

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Mature Audience Themes

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Plot - Other Elements

Twist

Plot - Premise

Overcoming Monster/Villain

Main Character Details

Name: Dante

Age: 12

Gender: Male

Role: Protagonist

Key Traits: Adventurous, Desperate, Educated, Leader, Outspoken

Additional Character Details

Name: Drabardi

Age: 80

Gender: Male

Role: Antagonist

Key Traits: Villainous, Aggressive, Complex, Criminal, Extraordinary Powers and Abilities, Lone Wolf, Manipulative, Power-hungry

Additional Character Details

Name: Dante's father

Age: 38

Gender: Male

Role: Skeptic

Key Traits: Decisive, Educated, Empathetic, Masculine, Confident

Additional Character Details

Name: Zelda

Age: 8

Gender: Female

Role: Emotional

Key Traits: Clumsy, Funny, Outspoken, Adventurous

Logline

Retro game collecting can be fun, but sometimes the game wants to collects you! Dante Miller and his dad are obsessed with collecting retro videogames, so Dante is excited when he discovers a box of old games at an estate sale held at a house just outside of city limits. Many of the games are considered classics, and he's never played them, but one game in particular stands out -- the game titled Drabardi. The game doesn't have a proper label, and the grey cart simply has its name written in black marker. That isn't too uncommon with second hand games, but still, something about the game is off. It doesn't play like a normal game. When Dante loads it up, a pixelated fortune teller appears and asks for his information. As a joke, Dante enters his little sister Zelda's birth date and then asks the fortune teller a childish question, "When will my sister die?" Now things are getting really scary. The game said Zelda is going to die soon....

Short Summary

A young boy finds a haunted video game cartridge for the Nintendo which starts to cause him misfortune.


The boy and his family are imprisoned inside the video game cartridge by the Drabardi spirit.

Development Pitch

About The Author

Core Theme

Overcoming Monster/Villain

Characters

Main Character

Name: Dante

Age: 12

Gender: Male

Role: Protagonist

Key Traits: Adventurous, Desperate, Educated, Leader, Outspoken

Character 1

Name: Drabardi

Age: 80

Gender: Male

Role: Antagonist

Key Traits: Villainous, Aggressive, Complex, Criminal, Extraordinary Powers and Abilities, Lone Wolf, Manipulative, Power-hungry

Character 2

Name: Dante's father

Age: 38

Gender: Male

Role: Skeptic

Key Traits: Decisive, Educated, Empathetic, Masculine, Confident

Character 3

Name: Zelda

Age: 8

Gender: Female

Role: Emotional

Key Traits: Clumsy, Funny, Outspoken, Adventurous

Supplemental Materials

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