Some Links to the Past

Twitter is an evil thing; it makes you feel like you’ve been writing, but everything you write disappears down its near-unsearchable archives within minutes. I’ve been hard at work and I’ve got lots of things to announce in the next few days, but the blog has been entirely too quiet. …

TSWCE 42% off

The Sea Will Claim Everything is on special offer. It costs 42% less than it usually does. This means you should buy it now. And tell your friends. Thank you.

Games For Adults

Did I mention that I’ll be writing for Nightmare Mode? Well, I will. I already am. I already did. This month’s article is about games for adults. So, a rabbi, a rabbit and a robot walk into a bar. The bartender sighs. Bartender: Is this another joke? Robot: What? No, …

Quest for Glory and the Lands of Dream

If you have played my Lands of Dream games, you will have noticed a wide variety of non-game influences: the poetry of William Blake, the short stories of Lord Dunsany and H.P. Lovecraft, postcolonial theory, ancient Greek philosophy, world mythology, contemporary politics, and so on. It makes sense, of course, …

Trailer Snark

Hey there, I’m back! And I feel almost human. And do you know what I made? I made two terrible trailers for The Sea Will Claim Everything! Yes, I am getting more childish all the time.

Designing for Grace

[Note: while everything I wrote about grace is still exactly what I believe, I was completely wrong to attack Koster in this way, and have written about that in The Bogeymen of the Indie Scene.] One of the things that has always frustrated me about game design is that in …

Five Year Old

I’ve been slower to update than I’d hoped, because the computers in this internet cafe are more broken than they were last year. Fitting, I suppose, given the state of the country. But the good news is that some nice things have been appearing on the internet. Hookshot interviewed me! …

The Lands of Dream await you

There now is an official Lands of Dream site. Many awesome things shall be posted there. I am very happy that it finally exists. More importantly, The Sea Will Claim Everything is now available from said website for 10$. (I thought about making it $9.99, but that’s always seemed like …

Known Issues: A Letter

I just got this letter from The Mysterious-Druid: Dear Jonas, While those incredibly unpleasant goons were rampaging through Underhome, a number of bugs must have crept in from the outside and dug themselves into the portal. As a result, there are some minor problems here and there, though thankfully nothing …