Category: Design

31st August 2016
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Get a Cat, or, Why More Content Won’t Save Your Game

[Note: I was creative director and lead writer on Sunless Sea, but I’ve left Failbetter and I can’t speak to my old muckers’ future plans.]

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3rd August 2016
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Cultist Simulator: recipes and bumping brains

This is a post about the Cultist Simulator systems, and also why you shouldn’t stay too deep in a bunker when you’re working enthusiastically on an idea.

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22nd June 2016
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“The Healing Question”

Earlier this week, [a carefully unspecified number of] players completed the Seeking Mr Eaten’s Name quest line, an epic and long-awaited storyline in Fallen London which ends with the player character’s deliberate self-destruction.

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18th June 2016
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‘Embed the ending in the middle, or crush it up and stir it into the rest of the game.’

My Eurogamer column specifically, but not exclusively, the problems on endings in Fallen London.

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