The new Ghostbusters' video game came out only a couple of years ago in 2009. At that time there had been a lot of rumbling coming out of Hollywood that the cast and crew were getting back together to make a third movie. I know what you're thinking, who doesn't want to see a new Ghostbusters flick? Well, you'd be right. If they ever bring the thing out I'll be first in line. Honestly, I will. Head to the front of the queue and you'll see me there, trap in-hand and proton-pack attached firmly to my back, but the rumours died... and then it was announced that a new game was coming out. I was happy. If I couldn't watch Bill Murray run around on the silverscreen, then at least I could as play him from the comfort of my own living room. And then it was announced that you wouldn't be playing as Bill Murray or Ray Stanz on Egon Spengler or even Winston... not even Winston! You'd be playing as a new recruit, a fresh-faced, green-as-grass kid who probably wasn't even born when the films of our childhoods took place, and I think the collective heart of the world sank. How much of a Ghostbusters game could it be if you didn't actually play as one of the Ghostbusters? Would it even feel like you were part of the crew? Would it be a soulless shooter, Ghostbusters in name only, that didn't just suck the life out of the future of the franchise but bury its past too? My fears, however, were unfounded, as it was obvious almost right from the off; The famous 'Who Ya Gonna Call?' kicked in and Ecto1 slid into frame, I breathed a sigh of relief and, against all odds, felt like the Ghostbuster that never was.
Callum Gibson completed a BA degree in Drama & Scriptwriting in 2008 and a Masters degree in 2010, for which he won the Blackwell Kelly Murrell prize.
Having written and reviewed for Northumbria University's own NU:Life magazine for two years, 'Buckle' was Callum's first e-book publication, not just for Good Guy Publishing, but ever. He then re-teamed with Good Guy Publishing to release the second in his Black Cover Books trilogy, 'Year of the Rat', and a third time for his first published novel ‘House!’
All three were recently released together as the anthology ‘The Black Cover Books’, which can be found on Amazon.
Callum lives in the North-East of England where he hopes to one day make enough money from his writing to buy a horse and a troublemaker, and ride off into the sunset with his lady.