All posts in category Games

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 was almost finished updating the […]

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, and solves problems rationally when […]

General Updatey News Stuff

So, hey, The Talos Principle got some pretty nifty reviews, and even won some awards! That’s pretty cool. In fact, that’s awesome. I’m very, very happy. Whatever reservations I may have about the state of games criticism, I’m pretty glad that we were right in assuming that the people who play games aren’t as stupid […]

A Postcard From Afthonia

There’s a new Lands of Dream game! A Postcard From Afthonia is a short excursion to the Isle of the Sun, set shortly after the events of The Sea Will Claim Everything. But don’t worry, even if you’ve never played that game used that portal, the people of the Isle of the Sun are very […]

The Talos Principle

The Talos Principle is out today! Here’s a small selection of favourite reviews: The Talos Principle is perhaps the most human game I’ve ever played. – Gaming Trend The Talos Principle is my runaway choice for Game of the Year for 2014, and if you have any interest in puzzle or adventure games, you must […]

More Talos Stuff, Mostly

Wow, that’s a creative post title, isn’t it? Sorry, my brain is currently out of order. I’m trying to finish up a big batch of bureaucratic buffoonery just after catching a catastrophic cold and having a horrific headache, so I’m a bit out of sorts. News and stuff: RPS published a lovely The Talos Principle […]


I’ll be at Gamescom Cologne in my role as co-writer of Croteam‘s upcoming game The Talos Principle! If you’re there, come say hi. Verena Kyratzes, the co-designer and artist of the Lands of Dream games, will also be there. Be nice to her, or Bob the Spider will make the insides of your eyelids grow […]

The Game Itself

Reading games criticism – as separate from game reviews – is something I often find very frustrating. With some lovely exceptions, the feeling I often get when reading “games crit” could best be described as no-one is talking about the game itself. For some time now, there has been a movement in games writing to […]

TSWCE Greenlit!

So, not only has The Talos Principle been announced, but now The Sea Will Claim Everything has been greenlit! And the week isn’t even over yet. Holy shit.

The Talos Principle

The Talos Principle has been announced! It’s a new game by Croteam, which I’m co-writing with the lovely Tom Jubert.