Dankmeme Swamp and its Discontents
I remember that back in my time at Failbetter, we got an alarming email once from a lawyer called Oliver Dashwood-Quick.
HAPPY KICKSMASS YE FAITHFUL
The Kickstarter for Cultist Simulator is live. More than that, it’s alive. Five minutes, thirty-five backers, past the 1k mark already! It’s a good feeling to see so many familiar names popping up. Hello there. And thank you!!
The Locksmith’s Dream (1925 edition)
I can see why ‘Trespasses’ has the reputation it does.
Getting Into Games Writing: An Appendix to the Talespinners post
I’ve been asked: you got to work for [client]! How did you manage that?
Ideas are seeds, not jewels
There’s not much point blogging during GDC – only like six people will ever read this – but it’s timely today and I keep meaning to blow the dust off this thing.
Cultist Simulator: the Alpha and the Why
I haven’t talked at all about the actual setting, or the theme! What’s with that?
Royal Blood: Kings, Queens, Suns
Chris Donlan asked if I could write something about queen sacrifice in Eurogamer this month. It was an even more fruitful topic than I expected.
Release date for STELLARIS: HORIZON SIGNAL
I can now finally confirm that yes, the Stellaris 1.4 codename
Latest columns: films, insects, comics, and how to work with your player community
I have two columns now!
Crowdfunding, audience-driven stories, and terrible mistakes
I’m speaking at three events in the next couple of months. Come along if any of this sounds interesting.
AN INTERMISSION: SEVEN REASONS YOU SHOULD BUY ZUBMARINER
I’d normally do a Cultist Simulator devlog post today, but Zubmariner, the first expansion for Sunless Sea from my old comrades at Failbetter, is out this week – in an hour, in fact! So I’m going to save my CS ammo for next week, and tell you why you should pick up a copy.