Human Nature

We can’t create a better economic system. We can’t beat cancer. We can’t achieve interstellar travel. We can’t overthrow the Czar. We can’t beat the plague. We can’t create machines that fly. We can’t overthrow the kings. We can’t prevent the infants from dying. We can’t cross the oceans. We can’t work together with the […]

Voting, Democracy, and the People

Whenever another election nears, the world fills up with paeans to the power of voting and doom-filled laments about people failing to do their democratic duty. Whenever someone suggests that people should actively avoid voting, no matter how they arrived at this conclusion, they are immediately hit by an immense amount of outrage, usually expressed […]

Quick News Update Without Witty Title

What’s happening? A lot is happening! I’m working on a project I can’t tell you about yet. I’m working on another project I can’t tell you about yet. The last bit of The Council of Crows finally clicked into place for me – a pretty amazing bit of story that’s going to make this game […]

An Authentic Opinion

In online debates, the idea will frequently show up that people who don’t belong to a particular (ethnic, sexual, cultural) group are not only ethically wrong to express an opinion on that group’s political situation, but are in fact incapable of doing so accurately due to being somehow essentially different from people belonging to that […]

Error and Sin

It is not because angels are holier than men or devils that makes them angels, but because they do not expect holiness from one another, but from God alone. – William Blake One of the major issues any social group has to figure out how to deal with is disagreement. Disagreement is inevitable, a natural […]

Links! 26/04/2016

Whoa, there’s a lot of stuff going on right now. Big projects to work on, major decisions to make, that sort of thing. Also been violently, explosively sick a few times. So there hasn’t been much time for updates. Here’s the most important stuff: I’m going to be at Reboot Develop. I’ll be doing a […]

Seas and Crows

The Sea Will Claim Everything is now on Steam. The Council of Crows is now on Steam Greenlight. — You can also get The Sea Will Claim Everything via the Humble widget on its Lands of Dream page. — We’ve been working on the Lands of Dream for, what, a decade now? I’m not good […]

TSWCE coming to Steam soon

Good news, everyone! The shiny new updated version of The Sea Will Claim Everything will finally be released on Steam on Thursday, March 24th, which also happens to be the birthday of William Morris. Did you know that Morris was not only a texture designer, translator, and a poet, but also a wonderful mythopoetic writer […]

The Good Stuff

I’ve been depressed lately. OK, bit of an understatement there. It’s actually been pretty crippling. On some days I barely function. I’m not going to bore you with the details, except for the one relevant bit: most of the reasons I’m depressed are not personal. My work’s going well and my marriage is a source […]

Austerity Ecology

I’ve been struggling to articulate just why this book is so tremendously important – not because it’s hard to talk about, but because it’s just so full of utterly vital ideas and arguments. I want to see this book in every library and on every political reading list. If you have even the slightest interest […]