11th December 2020|
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The Gift of Music

appy nearly Christmas, everyone! I’m old enough to have had a LiveJournal back in the day.

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4th December 2020|
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Let’s Talk About Text

Story in games is a hot topic. But what about structure? How does the narrative form of a game influence its player’s experience?

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27th November 2020|
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November #2: XENOPHON

Happy Black Friday! It’s terribly consumerist, I know, and I sort of hate it. But it’s a good opportunity for a SALE and who doesn’t like a sale?

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27th November 2020|
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/kəˈbal/, Part 2: The Denied

The Denied are a small cult – perhaps two hundred in all, including children – most of whom live in a sizeable but remote village in Kurdistan.

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20th November 2020|
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THE SIBYL’S LEAVES OUT NOW!

The long-awaited newest edition to the Church o’ Merch is finally here! The Sibyl’s Leaves: Playing Cards for Divination, Fortune-Telling and Augury is now available in the shop!

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13th November 2020|
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November #1: THE WITCH

Hey everyone! Yer fortnightly dose of game dev coming up.

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6th November 2020|
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The Law of Boob

Every week I receive ICO Partners’ Steam newsletter. It’s a simple round-up of all the week’s latest Steam games, alongside their number of reviews and overall review score

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30th October 2020|
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Octomber #2: VICE

As promised, this is a biggie! So sit down, get comfy, and get hype.

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23rd October 2020|
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EXILE’S COMING TO MOBILE ON TUES 3RD NOVEMBER 2020!

That’s right! You have all been exceedingly patient, but it’s now READY TO GO.

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16th October 2020|
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Octomber #1: UNA

Seasons + VFX. And our September newsletter goes out.

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9th October 2020|
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The Disappearance of Everything (or, Don’t Underestimate Bards)

There’s a concept in literature of the ‘oral tradition’, where stories spread by word of mouth rather than being written down.

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2nd October 2020|
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September #2: TALUS

Content, content, content. Skeleton Songs episode 9 comes out.

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18th September 2020|
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September #1: IS THIS THING ON?

MAYBE A PUBLIC ALPHA OF BOOK OF HOURS?! Also, our August newsletter goes out.

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11th September 2020|
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It’s (Not) the Real Thing

I’ve been playing Fallout 4’s Nuka-World DLC. Hoofing it through postapocalyptica with a customised robot companion and shooting raiders in the face has always been fun, but I was surprised to find that Nuka-World, though vast, actually felt constrictive.

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4th September 2020|
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AUG #3: REDCROSSE

The sky is the colour of television, tuned to a dead channel. The Thames lies swollen with silt, shoes and stolen shopping carts. Someone nicked Alexis’s bike and threw it in a lake, and someone else casually set fire to some cars next door. Happy autumn, all!

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28th August 2020|
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/kəˈbal/, Part 1: The Caldecotts

The following is an extract from an article Alexis wrote decades ago, in 1996, for British roleplaying magazine Valkyrie. It’s juvenilia, and some bits make him wince – but it’s an insight into his early style and fiction which later became Fallen London, Sunless Sea and Cultist Simulator. [ Part 2, Part 3 ]

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21st August 2020|
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August #2: THE QUEENE

Accessibility, config and loc prep. Skeleton Songs ep 8 comes out.

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13th August 2020|
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LOVECRAFTDAY GIVEAWAY 2020

HP Lovecraft turns 130 on the 20th August 2020! So we’re running a week-long giveaway across Twitter, Facebook and Instagram to celebrate.

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