Gospels of the Flood

The first three episodes of Gospels of the Flood are now available. Thanks to Peter and Chris, this is probably one the very best things I’ve ever been involved with. Please, if you liked any of my work, give this a chance. And if you like what we created, please …

Coming Soon: Gospels of the Flood

Gospels of the Flood is a new audio drama written and directed by me, with music and sound editing by Chris Christodoulou, starring the one and only Peter Wingfield. It’s a story about the yearning for faith, set in a world slowly vanishing beneath the waves, and I think it’s …

News! News! News!

I’ve been very bad about updating this site, mainly because the combination of the goddamn global epidemic and various related complications has been incredibly draining. That and I’ve been working nonstop, which hasn’t exactly been great for my health. But the good news is that this time it looks like …

Socialism Without Socialism

I have a terminology problem. I used to call myself a socialist; I picked this over communist because the latter made people think of Stalinism, which is the exact antithesis of everything I believe in. Sometimes I used the term Marxist, because that seemed more precise: class struggle, materialist conception …

The Council of Crows – Final Update

I could write an entire book entitled What the Fuck Happened to The Council of Crows. In that book, I would be the idiot protagonist making all the wrong choices. You’d have a certain degree of sympathy, because those choices all came from trying to do the right thing at …

Just Keep Going

2018 was crazy. I worked incessantly. Every day. Even when travelling. We travelled! Italy was a particular highlight, as was seeing more of the Balkans. My belief in internationalism was strengthened by the people we met and the experiences we had. Verena successfully ran a marathon, but later in the …

Ideology and Causation

When we discuss why people do things, there are certain assumptions which are frequently left unexamined; human behaviour is often only discussed in a particularly moralistic and individualistic way. This may seem like an abstract philosophical issue, but it has very real consequences. Let’s take the example of the kind …

Serious Sam 4: Planet Badass (teaser)

In case you haven’t seen it, Croteam have released a teaser for Serious Sam 4: Planet Badass. I’ve been so insanely busy this year (Serious Sam 4, Phoenix Point, The Council of Crows, plus several other games) that I haven’t managed to update this blog at all, but trust me …

Writing Advice

Writing requires both talent and craft. Talent is something you are born with (the recent tendency to reject this comes from confusion regarding the origin of human value), but it’s worthless without the hard work of learning the craft. – Having a talent does not make you a better or …

The Games Themselves

This is a topic that I’ve written about before, but it continues to be a source of frustration, so I’ll give it another go. Critical/analytical writing about games is almost never about the actual games. That is, despite claiming to be game criticism, it is built on the assumption (sometimes …