-[Well, it's been long-promised, but we now have all four GameSetApparel T-shirts available for individual order. We're going to highlight one tee per week here on GSW - though you can buy any/all of them now! First up - with a special discount just for this week - is Dan Paladin's 'Hostage Negotiator II' design.]

GameSetApparel is the new, limited edition T-shirt store created by the editors of GameSetWatch, the alt.video game weblog run by the staff of the Webby award-winning Gamasutra.com and the Maggie award-winning Game Developer magazine.

The first series of four T-shirts are named 'Games That Never Were', with shirt numbers GSA101 through GSA104, and are limited to just 111 copies each - with the first shirt and pre-orders becoming available in December 2007, and all four T-shirts now available for individual purchase as of January 2008.

The high quality custom printed T-shirts feature noted artists interpreting the idea of imaginary, legendary, or fictional games in neat ways, and are created by Gamasutra collaborator Erin Mehlos (Hell's Corners), Dan Paladin (Alien Hominid), James Kochalka (American Elf), and Schadenfreude Interactive (Accordion Hero).

T-Shirt Spotlight: GSA102 - 'Hostage Negotiator II'

- The newest and currently featured shirt in GameSetApparel's limited-edition 'Games That Never Were' series, which is strictly limited to 111 copies of each tee, is 'Hostage Negotiator II' by Dan Paladin (Alien Hominid, Castle Crashers).

For his design (GSA102) in the 'Games That Never Were' series, Paladin, who is well-known for his distinctively twisted cartoon-styled art seen in console and XBLA title Alien Hominid, as well as the keenly-awaited Castle Crashers, has chosen to interpret the subject by going for a game that doesn't exist right now - but perhaps should!

Dan explained in an email to us just how he came up with the concept:

- "I based it off of a discussion that happened at my family dinner table once. Someone at the table suggested I work on games that focus far less on violence, and my father joked about having hostage negotiations, instead of the current form of dealing with them. it was all light-hearted and we all knew it'd probably never happen, so when you asked me to make something that'd probably never happen, this is what I thought of."

The high-quality navy shirt (available in XL, L, or M, with only 111 in total over all three sizes) is the result, and interested parties can now order the GSA102 'Hostage Negotiator 2' T-shirt design in multiple sizes from the GameSetApparel store. As mentioned before, supplies are extremely limited.