My Name Is Not Freeman

Lately I keep getting more and more spam, much to my annoyance. Apparently the bots have picked up my email again somewhere. On top of that, half the spam is addressed to “Gordon.” At least I’m not getting “Cheap Protection against Headcrabs!” and “Enlarge your Physics Gun” spam yet.

From behind the scenes

OK, so here’s something completely random I just found: a placeholder image from when I was constructing the portal to Desert Bridge. Yes, well. It was an odd experience. What else can I say?

A Hidden Story

I don’t know how many people are aware of this, but the story of Last Rose in a Desert Garden has continued through three different games. I usually don’t like to spend time explaining my own work, since I generally believe that if I could really do it justice in …

Divinity II: Ego Draconis

Note: Verena and I are playing this game together, even though it’s a single-player game. You can read Verena’s review here. Remember how in the podcast I complained about the lack of good RPGs? Well, exactly one day after I recorded my complaint, we bought Divinity II: Ego Draconis. And? …

Constructive

My experiments with Construct have proven most… constructive. It looks like Phenomenon 32 will be split up into two different games after all. This is good news. Trust me. I wanted this very badly. The story wanted it very badly. It means sacrificing a few nice touches, and many hours …

Desert Bridge DPI issue, again

OK, so it looks like I’ve figured out a way of getting the game to run properly on monitors with higher DPI settings. (Having read up on this, I’m not the only one whose softeware has this problem. A lot of new monitors are being built with higher DPI settings …

The Witcher

After playing The Witcher – one of the most highly acclaimed RPGs of the last few years – for a couple of hours, we just sent the following e-mail to our friend Ivo: Has there ever been a game with worse writing? Has there ever been a game that made …

That Weird Desert Bridge Problem

Some of you – only a tiny fraction, but enough – have experienced a problem with Desert Bridge where the window is resized but the hotspots aren’t. Beta-tester boo_boo recently posted a comment about this, and I thought I’d repost it for everyone to read: did some research, and found …