"The life which is unexamined is not worth
Hundreds of Features and Backstage articles have never seen the
light of day because the points I wanted to make barely warranted more than a
paragraph (or I didn't have time to write the rest even if they did!). Catch
those random thoughts in this ongoing thread of bite-size posts...
Whether you liked it or not, my career in game development was certainly an
outspoken one! I've always had a way with words, and my tumultuous time in the
entertainment industry gave me plenty of food for thought. Here are some of the
pearls of wisdom that washed up in my numerous interviews and articles...
Although my dealings with the outside world are
drawing to a close, I did enjoy a brief reign as one of the most well-publicized
independent game developers on the scene! Here's a collection of my most
notable media appearances of that period...
Inspiration For The
The website's latest tagline is
no empty gesture! Over the years, my one-man show has gradually transcended
gaming to become a metaphor for independent achievement in general.
If you've never looked beyond the games, here are a
few hidden messages that you might have missed...
The Truth Is Out There
When people are confronted with
something that they don't understand, their minds tend to run in circles trying
to find an alternative explanation! Here are some of the most amusing conspiracy
theories surrounding my work...
The Gift & The Curse
Although my work as we know it began one August,
the month has since grown to be a rather unsavoury anniversary! Here's a look back at the increasingly
stressful events that have plagued my website at the end of each and every
My advice about learning to develop games has been rewritten
and revamped in this epic article. It's not your ordinary tutorial though! This
particular article focuses on the mindsets and attitudes that are needed to
survive in this merciless profession...
Beware Of False Prophets
My increasingly bold claims about being the "only" game developer of this kind
are often brought into disrepute. This 10-step gauntlet separates the wheat from
the chaff - listing the key bases that you have to hit if you want to follow in
As yet another
videogame-inspired death dominates the headlines, all eyes are on my
profession once again. Although I don't subscribe to the theory that games are
entirely to blame, you may be surprised to find that I do have a problem with
The End Of An Era
Like the legends that my career
was dedicated to, I have finally decided to retire from the ring. Here's a
sentimental look back at what was achieved, and a candid account of the reasons
for moving on...
I'm not in the news, I'm usually writing it! Here's my finest article yet, in
which I once again extol the virtues of independent game development. It was
published in the April 2004 issue of Develop magazine, where it was
honoured with a whole page (and a supportive intro by the editor)...
MD Against The
If you dare to be different it
seems you've also got to dare to face the consequences! Here's an encouraging
summary of the many ways that my work has proved people wrong...
Myself, and I
THAT show seems so self-indulgent
that even I got sick of the logo! Fear not though; here's the official
explanation of what it's all about...
was never going to be a smooth transition. Did I "sell out" or are the
reasons for it altogether deeper? Here I explain why things are changing...
The Hall Of Game
A summary of the
classic games that laid the foundations for my own work...
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