Always Watching

05 Sep
September 5, 2015

The eyes of the Megacorps are always watching!

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Armoured Fist

28 Aug
August 28, 2015

Time to bring down the full might of The Law.

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Failed My Geek Roll

20 Aug
August 20, 2015

Damn. I’ve just gotten the Lovecraft reference in Song of Ice and Fire. o_o

The Ironborn worship the Drowned God and say “What is dead may never die, but rises again, harder and stronger.”

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And Lovecraft wrote that Cthulhu slumbers beneath the waves, and that it is written in the Necronomicon “That is not dead which can eternal lie. And with strange aeons even death may die.”

Cthulhu-Vikings! Mind. Blown.

Well played, Martin. Well played.

Join me next week, when I figure out more obvious things years after the fact.*

*In my own defense, I actually haven’t read much Lovecraft. I find his writing painful. Picked up the Mythos from pop culture, mostly.

Shadowrun: Hong Kong

20 Aug
August 20, 2015

Cyberpunks and Shadowrunners, it’s time to head to Hong Kong!

African Game Devs At Gamescom

19 Aug
August 19, 2015

Let me kick off my Gamescom posts by sharing the piece I wrote for IGN on our trip, the motivation behind it, who went etc. In later posts I’ll talk about my experiences, personally.

Take a look!

Forgetful

18 Aug
August 18, 2015

I think I’ve mentioned this before, but System Crash is such a big project that I can’t hold all of it in my head at once.

The downside of this is that I keep having to relearn parts of my code. “Oh, that’s what I was doing here” etc.

The upside is that occasionally I’ll read a line of dialogue I forgot I wrote and think “Not bad, laddie, not bad at all!”

Gamescom Cosplay

16 Aug
August 16, 2015

I’ve been back a week now. But you’ll have to bear with me, I was utterly shattered when I got home, so for most of this week I’ve been doing little besides my day job, spending time with Michelle and sleeping.

I’ll report back on Gamescom soon, I promise. In the mean time, here’s a video of some cool cosplay. I can’t believe the Transformer didn’t cap it off, Iron Man is cool but that costume blew all the others away. I’ll post pics when I get a chance.

Heavenly Minded

01 Aug
August 1, 2015

I may be a little absent-minded. Or, as my mother affectionately puts it: “Too heavenly-minded to be any earthly use.”

Decided that, since I’ll be in Germany for a week, it would be a good idea to buy an extra pair of jeans. Go with Michelle to the mall this morning to, among other things, buy said jeans. Return home, completely forgot to buy jeans.

Procrastinate for an hour before reluctantly getting up to head back to the mall. Just before I step out the door, I check my other pair for size…and see another pair of jeans next to it.

No, it can’t be…it is.

An identical pair of jeans. Which I forgot I bought with the first pair.

I feel somewhat sheepish, I’ll admit.

Phwoar

28 Jul
July 28, 2015

This track is touching me in all sorts of inappropriate ways.

Gamescom!

28 Jul
July 28, 2015

Apologies for the lack of blog posts, I’ve been a bit swamped IRL lately. Various birthdays, including my own, some tax stuff to sort out (paperwork, yay, fun) and most importantly, getting my shit together for Gamescom!

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That’s right, in about a week I’ll be jetting off to my first ever big international game development conference, courtesy of a cultural exchange program between Make Games SA, local educational institutions and the Goethe Institut. Together with a number of other South African developers and educators, I’ll be meeting with international game developers, hanging out, attending game development talks, discussing “the biz”, and generally just networking and “exchanging culture”, which I think is code for “drinking beer and eating wurst”.

Fun times!

I won’t be presenting System Crash at the show, as I’m not really going in my personal capacity so much as a member of the MGSA delegation. But I’ll certainly have System Crash with me, and it won’t take much to get me to talk about it/show it off. 😉

So I’ll be gone all next week. But I will have my lappie with me. Assuming I can get some decent wifi (and avoid atrocious data roaming costs), I’ll post some updates from the show.

Wish me luck!