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…

Tonight’s Doctor Who

During the last series of Doctor Who it took a while for me to like Matt Smith as the Doctor.  Mostly this was down to the first half of the series having some of the weakest episodes for a long time and some of the writers not really writing to match the character of the latest incarnation.  The second half…

British game development – what conclusions here?

We’re often asked to see the parallels between the games industry and the film industry, but for those of us who work in Britain we may not want the parallels to go too far or the future of the British games industry may be bleak.