JUN #2: MARINELL

Marinell – Sir Marinell, to you – is a knight of the sea whose nervous nymph-mother Cymoent misinterpreted a prophesy that he would be mortally wounded by a maiden. She thus teaches him that LOVE is BAD and he is NOT TO PLAY WITH LADIES. Turns out one maiden does gore him – good ol’ […]

#STOPCYBERBULLYINGDAY

I’d like to share my story in support for #stopcyberbullyingday. I’ve been dealing with personal and professional attacks via the internet for the better part of the last year. In that time, I’ve seen at least three people take their lives because of bullying on social media. Here’s what happened to me. I woke up […]

JUN #1: LUCIFERA

Hullo, hullo! The wind is whistling outside like a vengance of ghosts; the dull horizon meets a duller sky with a cold, grey kiss of Thames; a lone, heroic birb hunkers stoically in the crevasse we call our balcony. Ah, June. As you know, we donate 10% of our profits each month to a WORTHY […]

OPEN THE GAMEPLAY DOORS PLEASE, HAL

[ I wrote the article below for Wireframe, a British game dev magazine which ‘lifts the lid on video games’. And, inexplicably, lets me have a monthly column. This one’s from Issue #15, in June 2019. ] Much of human psychology is about control. David Hume described religion as a magical schema humans imposed on […]

MAY #2: KING ARTHUR

Happy forbidden birthday, Believers! This Sunday marks two years since Cultist‘s launch. It’s been a hell of a trip, and we really couldn’t have done it without you: Kickstarter backers, launch-week buyers, community members, merch owners, streamers, fan artists, social media cheerleaders, the lot. Thank you for being a bunch of total mensches. Now, onto […]

MAY #1: JUSTICE

Hope you’re hanging in there, everyone! I come with good tidings. Next sprint is Cultist‘s second birthday! There’ll be a bunch of fun stuff going on around the end of May to celebrate Cultist turning two, as well as the ultimate Mansus-inspired party: two Hours tearing themselves limb from symbolist limb while you and a […]

TOO CHEAP, PERCHANCE, TO STREAM?

[ I wrote the article below for Wireframe, a British game dev magazine which ‘lifts the lid on video games’. And, inexplicably, lets me have a monthly column. This one’s from Issue #13, in May 2019. ] This is an ode to organic indie streaming strategies. I’m confident Shakespeare will forgive me for the title. […]

APR #2: IMMORALITY

Hey, Believers! Alexis’s and my sprint have been dominated by a troupe of giggling Portuguese carpenters who came in and built a floor-to-ceiling library with sparkly lights and a rolling ladder. This has been a dream of Alexis’s since childhood, and once we get the ladder installed we will be staging Weather Factory’s version of […]

APR #1: THE HERMIT

Appropriately named sprint, eh? It makes me a little worried that our upcoming sprints are IMMORALITY and JUSTICE but May #2 is KING ARTHUR so here’s hoping. The big news this sprint is we moved house! 😱 Alexis has started a sourdough culture he refers to only as “The Bred Möther”, and inspired by our […]