Ithaka of the Clouds – An Update

The first few days of the campaign have been amazing. We freaked out a little when Paypal suddenly stopped processing contributions for almost a day (just our luck), but once everything was fixed we saw that quite a few people were actually supporting us. It’s slowed down now, but we’ve …

Clown of the Jungle

Sometimes trying to get something really important done feels a lot like this. (I remember watching this cartoon with my dad when I was a kid. We both loved it, and we still mention it every now and then. And much to my surprise, it’s as good as it was …

Best of Casual Gameplay 2012

So the time has come again for the Best of Casual Gameplay awards. These awards are voted for by the public, so winning one last time for The Book of Living Magic was quite meaningful to me. This time I have more than one nomination – as a matter of …

Nexus City is dead, long live Nexus City

You may have heard that Terry and I are no longer going to be making Nexus City or Selma’s Story. I already talked about this on Twitter, but I thought I’d post here to clarify things a little. The games in their current form are definitely cancelled. Terry and I …

Look Forward

As I said in the previous post, creatively speaking 2012 was a good year. Despite the difficulty of getting attention for games that don’t fit into familiar categories, my games reached people. They found new fans, they were written about by critics, they affected other game developers. There were defeats …

Diary Of A Man Trapped By A Cat

17:19 The cat has climbed into a drawer behind my chair and is sleeping on Verena’s clothing. Well, not exactly sleeping, more like meditating. She does not like being disturbed, so I can’t move.   17:20 A minute has passed, but I’m still trapped.   17:22 It’s beginning to look …

Merry Christmas

I don’t worship magical trees myself, but this song is so very beautiful, it’s always worth posting again. So is my other favourite Christmas song: Merry Magic Tree Day, humans!

We May Have Lost The Battle

A quick note from the organizers of Wikileaks Stories: we’ve let the domain expire, and are putting this project to rest. It was a valiant attempt, but the lack of support from the indie scene meant it didn’t stand much of a chance. Still, we don’t regret trying, and the …