Welcome to the official site of Joshua Ortega, the bestselling, award-winning
writer of Gears of War, LawBreakers, Star Wars, Spider-Man, Frank Frazetta's Death Dealer,
Necromancer, Auto Age: Standoff, ((FREQUENCIES)), and more!
June 2020 - Ghost of Tsushima, Coming Soon!
In the late 13th century, the Mongol empire has laid waste to entire nations
along their campaign to conquer the East. Tsushima Island is all that stands
between mainland Japan and a massive Mongol invasion fleet led by the ruthless
and cunning general, Khotun Khan...
January 2020 - Gears of War Omnibus vol. 2 Now Available!
Gears of War Omnibus, Vol. 2
Two Gears of War comic book series are collected in this special omnibus edition. First, as the Pendulum Wars rage on, Marcus Fenix and his right-hand man Dominic Santiago are deployed on their first military tour and must endure the harsh reality of battle, loss, and the waning hope of victory...
April 2018 - Phantom Compass and Joshua Ortega
Join Forces for Transmedia IP Development
ONTARIO, Canada: 24 April, 2018 - Boutique Canadian game studio Phantom Compass has today announced a partnership with transmedia pioneer Joshua Ortega (Gears of War, Star Wars, The Other Dead) to co-develop a slate of boundary-breaking IP.
Joshua Ortega is wrapping up work on a new, unannounced video game, and
is also writing his next novel, a television pilot, and consulting on a new
AR/Mixed Reality project. In the meantime, check out some of his past work,
and look for more updates here soon!
((Frequencies)): A Novel
Tales from Neverland
Nov 2017 - Law/Breakers Now Available! Gravity-Defying
Combat, Rise or Fall!
The highly anticipated All-Star Update
includes Boss Leagues, two new maps, time-limited Blitzball-themed
Stash Drops, and more!
Nov 2017 - Auto Age: Standoff now available
on PC and Steam!
Nov 2016 - New LawBreakers concept art... gravity shall never be the
July 2016 - LawBreakers now available for
Wishlist on Steam!
Beat gravity into submission in LawBreakers, an exhilarating role-based
First Person Shooter where the laws of physics can be shattered, creating
unprecedented gravity-based combat in an ever-evolving bloody arena.
Release Date: Summer 2016
June 2016 - Auto Age: Standoff!
In the bright but distant future, the recovery of New America rests in the hands of wheeled warriors. Will you side with the sinister Dark Jaw or intrepid Val Vega? Customize your killer ride and go head to head in 80s-style car combat. Gear up, team up, and roll out!
January 2016 - LawBreakers!
LawBreakers, previously known under the codename BlueStreak, is an
upcoming video game developed by Boss Key Productions and published
Watch the Announcement and Gameplay trailers and brace yourself!
Developer: Boss Key Productions
Genres: First-person shooter
Modes: Multiplayer video game
Platform: Microsoft Windows
Gears of War 4
Xbox One Exclusive - Coming Holiday 2016
December 2014 – Animal Planet Developing The Other Dead
June 2014 – The Other Dead Hardcover Now Available!
The first six issues of the critically
acclaimed horror series The Other Dead are now available
in hardcover! Find it at your local comic shop or your favorite online retailer...here's
your chance to get the complete Zombie Animal™ epic
and find out what the buzz is all about!
April 2014 - The Other Dead
Continues Its Infectous Growth!
Exciting news: The Other Dead #6 is now available, with the hardcover
collection coming soon!
“How has this brilliant premise
not been done yet? Just when we’re inundated with “zombie
this, zombie that,” Ortega, Digger, and Eastman come along
with a rip-roaring adventure that provides the most unique spin
on the zombie apocalypse in years.”
Creator of Gears of War
“The Other Dead has the perfect combination
of action, emotional impact, and brooding/building horror. I kept turning the
pages to run from the impending doom.”
– Kevin J. Anderson New York Times bestselling author of the Dan Shamble,
Zombie P.I. series.
“Gleefully gory and subversive
with snark–the only problem with this book is that I didn't
come up with the idea first!”
– Hugh Sterbakov
Emmy-nominated writer of Robot Chicken, Freshmen, and City
Under the Moon
“The Other Dead finds space to be itself
in a genre where most practitioners stick to the tried and true. Original
and genuinely scary.”
– Mike Carey
Eisner Award-winning writer of Unwritten, Suicide Run, and X-Men
“The Other Dead has restored my faith in
a tired sub-genre with a tongue-in-cheek premise, compelling characters, and
a devilishly fun world. I’m anxiously awaiting the moment when Obama
picks up a shotgun.”
– TJ Fixman
Writer of Ratchet & Clank and Legends of the Dark Knight:
A Game to Die For
“The basic conceit of this story, that
nature, not our neighbors, is the real threat, harkens back to Hitchcock’s
The Birds and Spielberg’s Jaws, only taken to the next level…Just
when you thought the zombie genre had been strip mined, The Other Dead proves
– Robert Napton
Writer of Battlestar Galactica, Warlord of Mars, and Dark
Wraith of Shannara
“A twisted new angle that will resonate
far and wide. I really enjoyed it.”
– American McGee
Creator of American McGee’s Alice
“The Other Dead starts with a great premise,
a zombie tale that tugs our emotion and sympathy like no other. The book itself
is beautifully executed, with grisly, splattered art and frenetic writing…can't
wait for more!”
– Mike Capps
Executive Producer of Gears of War and writer of Gears of War: Barren
“With The Other Dead, Ortega, Digger, and
Eastman finally answer the THE zombie genre question–what about the animals!?–with
equal parts wit and ferocity.”
– Steve Johnson
FX Artist on Ghostbusters, The Abyss, and Spider-Man
August 2013 - Exclusive Interviews and Articles
on The Other Dead
Check out the links below for exclusive
interviews and articles on The Other Dead and the latest scoop on
the Obama cover controversy!
((FREQUENCIES)) - A NOVEL
GEARS OF WAR 3: RAAM'S SHADOW (Xbox 360)
NECROMANCER (Top Cow Productions)
GEARS OF WAR, VOL 2: BARREN (DC Comics)
FRANK FRAZETTA'S DEATH DEALER (Image)
GEARS OF WAR, VOL 1: HOLLOW (DC Comics)
OUTLAW TERRITORY, VOL 1 & 2 (Image)
QUEEN SONJA, VOL. 1 (Dynamite Entertainment)
SHADOW COMPLEX (Xbox 360)
GEARS OF WAR 2 (Xbox 360)
BATTLESTAR GALACTICA: CYLON WAR (Dynamite Entertainment)
BLUE DRAGON (Xbox 360)
SAVAGE TALES OF RED SONJA (Dynamite Entertainment)
LOST ODYSSEY (Xbox 360)