An interview with me on The Retro Hour

The interview starts about 20 minutes or so in. Beneath a Steel Sky & Broken Sword with Steve Ince – The Retro Hour EP35

Developing Thoughts Updated – Part 1

Oh Lucky Man… Still It’s been twelve years since I wrote the first of the original Developing Thoughts pieces, shortly after I turned freelance following eleven years with Revolution Software.  The time feels right to revisit the pieces I wrote at the time and either bring them up to date or reflect on how things have moved on in the…

Two new flyers

I’ve created two new flyers to advertise two different aspects of the things I’m currently doing.  So if you know of any developers looking for a writer or any schools/teachers who might like me to give a talk, please pass on the relevant flyer if you will. Many thanks.

Promo Video

I created a short promotional video highlighting the services I offer.

My Talk at LAUNCH Conference

The talks from the LAUNCH Conference a few weeks ago have been posted.  My talk starts at about 5:14:00 but there’s a little problem with the sound in places.  I hope it doesn’t stop people understanding what I’m saying.

Game Writing Podcast

I took part in a game writing podcast recorded at this year’s London Screenwriters’ Festival, which has just been released.  Although I’m obviously biased, Tim, Tony, Rudolf and myself covered a lot of valuable points.  40 minutes of fun and insight.

A note on creating characters

I’m currently reading The Insider’s Guide to Writing for Television by Julian Friedmann and Christopher Walker.  On the whole it’s a very good book and although it has a few small things I didn’t like, the good parts far outweigh the few minor poor parts. I’m in a section on Character Building and the authors mention that Tony Jordan, who…

20 Things I Learned…

…from 20 years in the games industry.   February 1st 2013 marks 20 years in the games industry for me.  I joined Revolution Software in 1993 and it’s been a fantastic career so far, thanks initially to everyone at Revolution and, now I’m freelance, to all those clients who have taken on my services. Inspired by a suggestion from Maria…

Game writing hangout

This Thursday, 15th Nov, I’m taking part in a Google+ Hangout in which I’ll be talking about writing for games.  The Hangout is organised by Heather Taylor of Red on Black Productions and you can hook up in a number of ways. Google+ event page. Facebook page Youtube page If you miss the live event, you can always catch up…

We Don’t Need No Game Writers

Game writers have been harbouring a secret for years and it’s time to come clean – it’s not important for any game to use an experienced writer, even for a story based game. Now this may seem controversial but it needs to be said.  After all, anyone can write, can’t they?  Everyone watches films and TV and most people have…