On Friday night, I posted about GamerGate, and my traffic spiked through the roof. Most of the traffic came from over 7,500 people who wanted to read that post. Thanks to Google Analytics, this gave me a reasonable geographic estimate of who
a) has some level of interest in … Keep reading
I’ve never been part of a hate movement.
This is not a point of pride. I think “never been part of a hate movement” is basic decency, and fortunately it is the case for the vast majority of humanity. Yet when I look at Twitter tonight, I see person after … Keep reading
Someday, every successful novelist gets an offer that goes like this:
“I have this great idea for a book! If you write it, I’ll share the profits with you!”
It’s not very helpful.
“What Are Little Girls Made Of?” was written in three hours for Ectocomp 2012, the annual Halloween SpeedIF competition, where it received 2nd place. It’s a short, dark, and disturbing game that latches onto a couple childhood fears and never lets go.
When I first released this game, it … Keep reading
I had another post planned for this week, but it’s going to have to hold off. The 20th Annual Interactive Fiction Competition just started.
You might think that I’m busy playing the games, because this is always a highlight of my year, but sadly not. In the space of … Keep reading
If you go far enough in Minecraft, you’ll reach the end of the world. The playable map only extends for 30 million blocks in each … Keep reading
Over the past two weeks, Caelyn Sandel has been running Ruin Jam 2014, which just closed last night at 1 AM Eastern. To quote from the site:
Ruin Jam is a game jam celebrating the nonexistent demise of video games, inspired by a lot of current events and … Keep reading
For RuinJam 2014 (“a game jam celebrating the nonexistent demise of video games”), I created a short game called “This is a Real Thing That Happened.”
More than any game I’ve ever created, I have to let this one speak for itself. It’s 5 minutes long and requires no … Keep reading
The audio and slides from my Boston Women in Games talk are now available on YouTube! (Apologies for the uneven audio.)
Last night, I was the speaker at Women in Games Boston. The organizers didn’t ask for a specific topic – they just wanted me to come and give a talk of interest to the group.
What could I talk about? I made a list of my interests and expertise. … Keep reading