Hi all, You’ve probably been wondering what’s been going on with Ithaka of the Clouds. Well, I’m here to tell you all about it. The bad news is that we got somewhat stalled in the beginning by two bouts of ill health. Verena had already produced a dozen or so drawings when she caught the [...]
The Sea Will Claim Everything is now available as part of the Indie Royale Lunar Bundle. Yay! If you have any problems, please do get in touch.
I’ve heard the argument repeated a number of times that games are an essentially capitalist artform. This argument takes several shapes, and focuses particularly on the types of games that are all about “making numbers go up”: 1. Games have developed at a time in human history when capitalism is more in control of the [...]
I’ve been asked to clarify our stretch goals for Ithaka of the Clouds, so I’ve made a list. With numbers and stuff. $13,500 – remake The Strange and Somewhat Sinister Tale of the House at Desert Bridge $14,000 – update The Book of Living Magic, add minor improvements to The Fabulous Screech $15,000 – remake [...]
Enough people have gotten together and contributed money that a game about gay trolls based on the poetry of Kavafis is actually happening. Seriously. Wow. I don’t know how many people are out there who want interactive storytelling rooted in literature and poetry and philosophy, with political undertones and bad puns… but there are enough. [...]
(Because nothing says “thoughtful, intelligent art” like a lolcat. Right?)
This is it, everybody. Ithaka of the Clouds, the ultimate Lands of Dream game. Can we make it happen? We’re counting on you.
Ithaka of the Clouds has been on my mind for a long time. It began as a tiny seed of an idea: a game about a troll. From there it grew over the years, never withering despite the hardships that we faced. It became the tale of two trolls: a tale of love and life [...]
Yay! In the Best of Casual Gameplay 2012 awards, The Sea Will Claim Everything was voted #1 in Narrative, The Fabulous Screech was voted #1 in Interactive Art or Experimental, and Traitor was voted #2 in the Shooter category. This has really helped to cheer me up after these last few extremely depressing and discouraging [...]
Some thoughts and clarifications on the subject of identity politics, here in response to “why we talk about ourselves” by Liz Ryerson. It is, as opposed to most of the responses I got, calmly written, but I also have to say that it misses the point of what I said (as I was accused of [...]