I’m setting myself a goal to write a short scene every day for 100 days. It’s been more than 25 years since I’ve written anything creative so this is how I will start.
Finding Creative Happiness
Being happy in your creative life doesn’t just happen — you have to work hard at it. If it’s no longer working for you, taking a step back and re-assessing might be just the thing to restore your energy and find a new path.
New site, new start
Today I launch my new fully-responsive website. Several weeks in the making, launching this site represents a new path for me as I set out on a new venture.
Blood Sword Cover Design
Recently I had the pleasure of working with Dave Morris, renowned game designer, author and veritable gamebook king. Dave is republishing his classic “Blood Sword” series and I offered a little design help with the logo and typography of the new covers.
Do gamebooks need fights?
Fighting Fantasy, the brand that defined the 80s gamebooks did exactly what it said on the tin: fantastical adventures with plenty of fights. But were those fights really necessary?
Game modes in digital gamebooks
Is it possible to create a modern digital gamebook that appeals to a wide variety of players — without alienating any of them? Probably not, but I think we could increase the odds that most players will enjoy them by designing gamebooks with multiple game modes: this would allow players to choose how they play.