The thirty day writing challenge
The Thirty Day Writing Challenge (30DWC) was setup by Marc Jenkins last year, as a way of helping anyone make a daily habit of writing. It runs for the month of April, with a community of like minded participants cheering each other on.
The makers of Limbo have delivered another dark and mysterious side-scrolling adventure. As before, a strange young boy travels a dangerous landscape towards an unknown destiny. Are the Playdead team resting on their laurels, or is there more here than meets the eye?
Website Number 10
Today I’ve launched my new website. Rather than a complete re-design, it’s more of a re-align: bringing together all my digital skills and services under one virtual roof for the first time.
Dear Esther: Landmark Edition
It’s nearly ten years since the original Dear Esther was released, and nearly 5 years since the commercial version changed the landscape of storytelling in games. Now The Chinese Room bring last year’s Unity console port to the PC, and add a long awaited developer commentary to this definitive edition of the classic game.
Celebrating 20 years since its first London outing, Art returns for a limited run with a new cast. A tale of three friends and a plain white painting, Art remains a masterful observation of the tragedy hiding within fragile relationships.
What is front-end development?
Front-end development plays a key role in the production of any website or app. But as the role has matured and branched out, consensus around what a front-end developer actually does seems to have disappeared.
Professor Andrew Martin has finally solved the Riemann Equation, a puzzle that has stumped mathematicians for years. This discovery could be the catalyst for huge leaps in human progress. But not everyone feels positive about that…
The Elder Ice
Harry Stubbs is looking for a mysterious legacy left by a polar explorer. But the legacy is as deadly as it is valuable, and the trail leads to something more horrifying than Harry could ever have imagined.
Everybody’s Gone to the Rapture
In 2012, The Chinese Room made a name for themselves with the lovely Dear Esther, an experimental new way to tell stories in games. Now this talented team demonstrate their exceptional craft with a beautiful and elegiac story about the end of the world.
Feeling good about unfinished things
For as long as I can remember, I’ve entertained myself with creative hobbies. I’ve started hundreds of different projects but rarely finished any of them. But perhaps finishing them isn’t the point?
The Girl on the Train
Rachel Watson imagines perfect lives for people she sees from the train on her daily commute. One day she witnesses something that doesn’t match her imagined fantasies and is compelled to get involved.
The Weirdstone of Brisingamen
Alan Garner’s classic children’s adventure has enchanted generations with its tale of dark magic and ancient myth. I read it in 1982, aged 10 and was instantly hooked. Thirty-four years later, can it still capture my adult imagination?