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The Calm Before the Storm

With a new baby approaching at the end of this month, I am about to go on Paternity leave. I will tie up the blogs when my leave begins, for now I am working hard on finishing up the script to Shadows: Heretic Kingdoms, and arranging the first voice recordings (more on this soon!). Here’s a few snippets to keep you going:

  • I am giving a talk on games as art at a gallery in Edinburgh on Thursday 1st May. The details are not confirmed yet, I will promote it here once the ink has dried.
  • Chaos Ethics is in production, and I expect to have galley proofs within a month – the PDF will then be available to reviewers, academics and bloggers.
  • From May, I will be running the largest Game Design internship programme in the world (40 interns!) – sorry, there is no availability remaining for new applicants.
  • My defection from Google Drive to Copy.com has been a success (see Defecting from Google Drive for the background and a referral link). I had to use their customer support the other day – they replied within 12 hours, two humans assisted me, the problem was solved within two days. Compare this to Google’s policy of ‘you can complain, but we won’t listen to you because we always know best’.
  • My backlog of games now includes Amnesia: A Machine for Pigs and Dominique Pamplemousse in It's All Over Once The Fat Lady Sings!, both of which I’m looking forward to playing when I have time. If anyone has any time to give me, do let me know!

Something to say to me? Comments and blog-letters are always welcome!

Cross-posted from Only a Game.


Is This Thing On…?

Back from my media blackout, but not quite ready for blogging at ‘full steam’. I have some drafts of some interesting things for December, though, which hopefully will get finished soon, and I’m planning something new and experimental for the Gregorian New Year so watch this space!


Questions, Questions

Now my doctorate is cranked one more step towards completion (and I am now technically a ‘doctor’) the blogs shall return! Over the next few weeks, I’ll be exploring some interesting questions in the corners of game studies and game philosophy…


Skimming Stones

Alas, since I am only two thirds through the manuscript of Chaos Ethics, I'm not going to be able to commit to resuming blogging this month in the manner to which I have become accustomed - namely, writing short essays on various topics that interest me. Since I don't want to stop blogging, I'm going to try and return to a form of blogging closer to what I used to do in the early days - writing more stream-of-consciousness pieces, possibly even writing content on the day I post it (instead of scheduling in advance). Instead of building little sandcastles, I'm going to have to switch to skimming stones for a while. You're more than welcome to skim them with me!


Leave of Absence

As usual, I'm taking a break from blogging in November but the nonsense will return next month! I hope by then to be in a position to report on Tale of Tale's intriguing current project, Bientôt l'été, offer some thoughts on Dyad (which Sony have so far blocked me from buying!) and perhaps have an interview to offer. But we'll have to see how much time I have when the dust settles.

Have fun everyone!

ihobo returns in December.


Injured Robot Stops Play

Shatter Alas, I dropped my iPhone while crossing a bridge the other week and smashed the screen. While my robot is in hospital, blogging will be disrupted since I use my commuting time to write blog posts. Normal service will resume once my digital pal is in tip-top condition.


Falling Down the Stairs

No blogs this week on account of an accident on the staircase this morning. I was carrying my 18-month son down for his morning milk when I slipped and slid on my back all the way down to the ground floor. Soren is fine, thankfully – I held him tightly to my chest – but I’ve taken quite a few hits on my back and scraped my left elbow. I seem to have escaped serious injury, but I have to go to the hospital just to make sure.

Back soon!