Rants and raves

Guinness World Records thinks George Stobbart is older than Tex Murphy

The first Broken Sword game was released in 1996. It was a great game — at least, I think so. I really enjoyed it a lot. It was dry, humorous, exciting, gorgeous, and well-written, even if it moved a tad slowly at times. So I’m not going into this because I hate Broken Sword. I… Continue reading Guinness World Records thinks George Stobbart is older than Tex Murphy

Rants and raves

I don’t like Myst or Myst-clones

Everybody’s gone all nuts about this game The Witness now. And, before you say anything, I know it’s not a Myst-clone. I know because Agustín Cordes says so. A damn shame people are giving The Witness bad ratings because they were expecting another Myst (thankfully, it's nothing like Myst). — Agustín Cordes (@AgustinCordes) January 27,… Continue reading I don’t like Myst or Myst-clones

Podcast news

Prepping for the podcast’s season 3 – with special guest interviews

Exciting things are happening. This year will finally be the year when the Space Quest Historian Podcast resurfaces for a long-awaited third season. Yes, I know that sounds like I’m blowing smoke up my own ass, but really: a fair number of people have said they missed the show, and that makes me really happy.… Continue reading Prepping for the podcast’s season 3 – with special guest interviews

Guest appearances · Upper Memory Block

Feelies, boxes, stuff in the physical world

This weekend, I made a brief appearance on the 4th Upper Memory Block Patreon Hangout. Actually, I hadn’t planned on showing up at all, ‘cos I wasn’t feeling up to it (rough weekend) and I didn’t feel I had much to talk about on the subject. But I couldn’t resist jumping in and saying ‘hi’… Continue reading Feelies, boxes, stuff in the physical world