Inspiration: the things we make (games, writing, music, digital art, or whatever your personal medium may be) are affected not only by our lives, but by other people.
I wrote my first fight scene in 2012. I know this because I was bewildered by how difficult it was to write, and then abruptly realized that I’d never written one before. Despite increasing practice and experience, I am still fumbling about in the dark, and I am not the … Keep reading
…because every now and then, you just have to break the aggregate feed with your title. (Sorry in advance.)
“When you have eliminated all which is impossible, then whatever remains, no matter how improbable, must be the truth.”
Sherlock Holmes (or, rather, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle) was speaking of detective … Keep reading
I played a game last night and I didn’t get it.
I understood the mechanics. I understood the events in the game. I hadn’t played it “wrong”. But I had to search for reviews to understand what everyone else saw in it.
This isn’t the first time it’s happened. I … Keep reading
A week ago, a writer friend reached out to me for some help. They were writing a trans protagonist, and they wanted to make sure they weren’t screwing anything up. Could I check the manuscript, please? And would my fiancee be willing to do the same?
For context: I’m Keep reading
I was in a lousy mood when I walked into the Armenian bakery this morning. Last night was hectic and miserable, because my fiancee’s birthday party was interrupted by a trip to the ER. She is okay, but many frustrating things happened, and we were both feeling exhausted and abraded … Keep reading
This past weekend, I attended Boston GameLoop, an annual game development unconference. I’ve been going for years, and I’m always impressed by the sheer wealth of knowledge available.
I take notes. Lots of notes. And I’m going to be writing up my notes from this year (in fleshed-out form) … Keep reading
On Tuesday, my friend Ashleigh and I went on a one-day vacation field trip to The Pinball Wizard Arcade in Pelham, NH. After buying a paper cup of tokens at the front desk, we meandered around playing whatever caught our eye, which included (among others) Arkanoid, Gauntlet Legends, Sailor … Keep reading