A very brief review of Papers, Please.

Papers, Please is one of those games that, I feel, explores what storytelling in videogames is all about. From the point we're confronted with a near perfectly immersive interface -- we interact with the world by moving documents around, as we step into the role of a passport inspector/border checkpoint desk agent -- to the… Continue reading A very brief review of Papers, Please.

Last day of Dangerous Jade sale + Other News

Today's the last day you can get Dangerous Jade for $3.99 (50% off!) at BadDogBooks. (Also, if you've read Dangerous Jade and have an opinion, please think about leaving a review on BDB, Amazon, or Goodreads!) In some other news about things that are going on: Things are hopefully entering the final phases for a… Continue reading Last day of Dangerous Jade sale + Other News

Dangerous Jade won the Ursa Major Award – Thank You All

I've just been informed that Dangerous Jade won the 2012 Ursa Major Award for Best Anthropomorphic Short Fiction. Thank you all so much. Thank you, fans and friends, for the support. Thank you, Meesh, for being an amazing artist to work with and giving Jade such wonderful illustrations. And, especially, thank you Kyell Gold, for… Continue reading Dangerous Jade won the Ursa Major Award – Thank You All

To Iain Banks,

This was my contribution to the flood of messages supporting Iain (M) Banks when the announcement of his terminal illness was made. I post it now, after news of his passing, because I simply have no other good way to mark the moment and feel like I have to do something with my grief. ----… Continue reading To Iain Banks,

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A little less conversation, a little more censorship please.

This morning I read an article on the BBC news website reporting calls to close a 'loophole' allowing the existence and viewing of rape pornography. The article (here: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-22803502 ) explains that much of the motivation behind the campaign to tighten these laws has been driven by violence against women and children. While I fully… Continue reading A little less conversation, a little more censorship please.

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ConFuzzled advisory.

This week I am off to attend ConFuzzled, which I am sure I will produce all manner of terrible anecdotes to share. If you're attending, yell at me on twitter or something if you want something signed.

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