So that was 2015

Well, that was a full year. Still kind of frustrating, but I do think we are, as I really wanted us to, starting to accelerate. Going somewhere, if not quite as quickly as I’d like. The biggest thing I did in 2015, of course, was work on Road to Gehenna. …

The End of Nationalism

The end of nationalism could’ve been in sight. We could’ve been looking at it right now; not quite there yet, but able to see it on the horizon. Look at the world I was born into. A world becoming increasingly open to travel and migration. More and more children being …

Designs and Consequences

For those interested in the development of Lands of Dream games, or those curious about game/narrative design in general, a few thoughts about what I’m currently working on. Having added a big and entirely unnecessary secret to the upcoming Steam version of The Sea Will Claim Everything, I thought I …

A Serious Project

So, it’s official – Verena and I will be writing Serious Sam 4! Yes, both of us. Initially it was just going to be me, but Verena ended up contributing so much to the script that she officially joined the project. Which is excellent, because she writes the best one-liners, …

Links! 23/09/2015

Rambling Through The Garden is an article about the literary influences and intentions of The Talos Principle. I try not to link to too many articles about, uh, me (it becomes rather narcissistic), but this one turned out really excellent and I thought you might enjoy it. When doing publicity …

Diversity and Second Chances

I’ve mentioned before that some of my very favourite works of art – the film The Matrix Revolutions, the TV shows Lost and Stargate Universe – were things that I dismissed or actively disliked, usually because I’d gone in with the wrong expectations, or had at some point misunderstood what …

Road to Gehenna

Hey folks, I’m currently in Greece, on something of a working holiday, so I can’t write much. Typing this on my phone, which is quite hard with my oversized fingers. Road to Gehenna comes out today! I’m quite nervous about it. Don’t get me wrong, I think it’s really good, …

Big Update Over Yonder

I’ve written a massive update about crowdfunding, game design and the future of the Lands of Dream. Go read it while I prepare some proper updates to this site, which is starting to get rather dusty. As I said on Twitter, I’ve been so busy writing that I haven’t had …

Putting the ease in disease

Hey everyone, Apologies for the lack of updates, including the promised video about The Council of Crows. I am, to put it simply, sick as a dog. I got sick in San Francisco just before GDC, got even sicker in Boston during PAX, and then stayed sick for a long …

What Europe means for SYRIZA

Watching last week’s Eurogroup meeting has been fascinating. With SYRIZA replacing the servile ND/PASOK governments, which consented to every measure without debate, the fundamental character of the EU was revealed: it is an organization controlled by the German capitalist classes, steeped in an ideology of racism and nationalist contempt, and …