Sexy Brutale – Time and Time (not again)



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Transition to Wix

I’m currently in the middle of creating a WIX website which I feel is exactly the website I want… it means at least two weeks of organising and chaos.

This means no posts for 2 weeks… great but gives me a chance to focus.

Tea Break

Well I’ve been having a long week and I personally don’t have anything I want to share this week…

I’ve had a long week and been busy with a series of tasks so I’ve been focused; clearing stuff out and making sure my life is going forward.

I’m hoping that next week that I will have a few things ready to talk about.

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Hand of Fate – A past method for a present game

When you look at an Indie game such as Hand of Fate. You look at some of the past techniques used by the first games and can see them in a modern game.

And which game style am I describing… the text adventure.  In fact, if you look very closely 90% of the game can be traced back to the text adventure concept.

Except the combat…

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A Gamer’s Economy – Designing for something bigger, then smaller

I’ve sunk myself this time…

OK bringing you up to speed.  I play RPGs and board games and recently I have found an interesting concept known as the megagame… thanks to a group called SHUT UP AND SIT DOWN.

I’ll leave this link here for you to look at.

And now watch the Skies 2 has shown up.

Unfortunately for me… everyone I send to this link immediately says “WHAT A GOOD IDEA!” followed swiftly by “WHY DON’T WE DO IT!”

Unfortunately with Watch the Skies in London and everyone was gripped on PLAYING WITH ALIENS, this was going to mean either getting the guys running it down here OR designing one of our own…

… hint to those wanting an easy life, NEVER MAKE UP IDEAS IN FRONT OF A GROUP OF PEOPLE!

Psycho-Pass 2 – Hungry Chicken


An interesting thing happened to me today when I wasn’t playing a game.

I was watching the new season of Psycho-Pass when the entire in show population played a game with a chicken on their tablets and PCs.

At the end of the episode it was revealed to all players that they had committed mass murder by removing a holographic overlay that had been placed on a military drone’s camera.

It was an actual shock to the players in the show and the mental health of the players suffered.

But how far off are we really from being those players in the show?

For this blog I’m going spoiler free and I will duplicate this with spoilers later on.

Far Cry 3 was actually the best example of the mind being messed with.   I’ll admit I was completely aware of the final choice at the end of the game and I knew it was coming.

Yet it really did mess with my head even knowing about it.  At the half way point I had an RPG epiphany… if I was in the protagonist’s situation would I want to go back to the life I lived?

In the end I found myself pressing both buttons at the same time (I got the “Good Ending” but even that didn’t feel right.

Spec Ops: The Line also really messed with my head in a different way.  It was the final part of the episode that was encapsulated where consequences were revealed.

There were several occasions where I was forced to stop the game as I felt absolute hatred to myself and the protagonist.

When things stop getting fun…

I’m beginning to regret starting a twitch channel.  Not because of negative publicity but because its no longer fun.

I started playing to have fun and show people a side of me that no-one did… a honorable notion but misplaced.

The truth is it went downhill recently.

There is a buzz about playing a solo game with spectators however if you constantly go to play on twitch and you are constantly the only person, its effectively a video recorder, twitch is meant to be community not solo play.

I guess the deciding factor was Roll-play charity event.  I went back to watching these people have fun and felt part of the community watching, a few days later I played by stream and… it didn’t feel right being the only person on stream.

I also like to play games for long periods but I have to cap myself to 2-3 hours as I split them into decent length highlights, transfer them to youtube and then edit the tags and descriptions.  Its actually stopping me from letting go after a long day.

At the same time, my life has been chewed up, I work 6 days a week sometimes and when I do I lose 3 evenings to streaming and 2-3 hours of editing and checking, when you put in the effort, it makes things less fun when you have nothing to show for it… and I’ve been told that the only way to make it successful is to play games I don’t necessarily like.  If jumping through hoops and playing games you don’t want to play is part of the twitch streaming lifestyle then I want no further part of it…

I’m giving myself a week to see how I feel over the matter and I’ll make a decision then… in the meantime, I’ll probably keep going, see how I feel afterwards.

I’ll probably get back to what I enjoy and that is watching what I love.

This is staying though… it doesn’t take up much of my time, I can write this whenever I want and I do like writing about experiences.