Bleat The Wolf

With the scary rise of populist fascist sentiment in the west, many of us are confused, scared and unsure how to act. An unusual opening line for a blog post about a game jam, but Resist Jam sought to unite game makers in a stand against fascism: to create games…

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RememBear goes free

Somebody’s got a birthday coming up and wants you all to party! (It’s me).  When I released RememBear last autumn, it was after quite a lot of hard work. I’m not usually a computer programmer, so creating and releasing my own game was a big deal! I was mostly shocked…

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Dances With The Elder Gods: Global Game Jam

Last weekend was Global Game Jam, which very quickly became my favourite event in the game dev calendar. I’ve done Ludum Dare a couple of times and a few local site jams, but the sheer scale of GGJ – the feeling of being part of something so huge on an…

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Pun Driven Game Design: Witchgarden Leafiosa

Time for another installment of my oft-hastily written blog on game design / puns. This time we focus on a Ludum Dare entry with a pun which made me chuckle. This season’s game jam was focussed on growing, and Witchgarden Leafiosa is a game in which you play as a…

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Pun Driven Game Design: Square Rave

Time for another installment of my infrequent blog on pun driven game design. This time I turn the focus to Square Rave, an absolutely superb music game with a very punny title! For those who don’t know, Square Rave is a game in which you must drag your finger across…

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Pun Driven Design: Cat-a-pult

I published a blog recently about pun driven game design. This started, mostly, as a joke between friends, and since then we’ve been coming up with pun-led game concepts. There are many fine developers already working in this area, and so I thought a few blog posts acknowledging their work…

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The origins of RememBear are lost in mystery. They are happy that way, such as bears can be happily lost in a forest. Just like bears, the origins of the game can occasionally be spotted, examined, and remembered long enough for a blog post to be written on them. I…

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