Secrets

Sometimes we work on projects that aren’t Ithaka. Because Verena’s fingers need time away from crayons. Because I like variety. And because it’s awesome.

The Bogeymen of the Indie Scene

Human beings have always been susceptible to bogeymen. It’s a lot easier to get angry at people instead of getting angry at systems. We are persons, so we seek to personify the world. Thunderbolts come from Zeus, pestilence comes from Yahweh and your indie game problems come from Jonathan Blow. …

Interviews With Silly People

Hi. I’m still on holiday, but you might want to read these. PC Master published an interview with me online which was previously featured rather splendidly in their print magazine. It’s in Greek. If you don’t read Greek, well, just go look at this hilarious photo of us and the …

Ithaka Update

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 …

Indie Royale

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.

Making Numbers Go Up, or Games and Selfishness

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 …

Clearer Stretch Goals

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 …

This Is Actually Happening

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 …