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On a mission

Are you on a mission?

I realised the other day I was on a mission – I need to sort out my contract for my day job before the end of April. 594 more words


Monotremes: Brothers in Arms: Hell's Highway

Neither shooters nor games set in the second world war are exactly rare, I’ll grant you. In fact, Brothers in Arms: Hell’s Highway is weakest when it tries to be yet another WW2 shooter, but it contains the germ of something else. 602 more words


Mind, Body and The Rest

You have your body and then you have your soul,

which is below your brain, and then you have your mind.

You have consciousness, intelligence, intentionality and awareness; 73 more words



One of the enduring themes of this blog has been what I will call the ‘monotreme’. Art that just doesn’t fit in somehow. Evolutionary dead ends that were interesting but never caught on. 275 more words


late night thoughts

Its actually after one a.m. and I can’t sleep. My brain won’t stop thinking, about everything and anything. Just now, my oldest son is waking from some wacked dream cursing and yelling. 276 more words

Do ut Des

I watched Ken Levine’s recent GDC talk with great interest. I’ve spent a lot of time thinking about how designers model (or don’t, or might) social interactions between player characters and non-player characters, so Levine’s idea for what he calls ‘narrative lego’ is right up my alley. 669 more words


On Dramatic Game Feel

After playing the latest prototype (something you should consider doing before reading on), some of you may be wondering why I’ve spent a month and more worrying about real time controls for a game that is essentially interactive fiction. 936 more words