Making “Kitty Quest” – my submission for AdventureJam 2017

They say, "Never work with children or animals." And that was indeed the phrase that instantly popped into mind when my wife responded to my question, "What do you think I should do for this year's AdventureJam?" with, "Why not make a game about our cats?" I couldn't help myself, though. It was such a [...]

Do Let’s Players hurt sales of adventure/narrative-driven games?

I got into an interesting discussion on Twitter last night -- which, frankly, I probably should have been more awake for. The debate was about how developer Atlus have effectively told Let's Players not to play their game (at least, not any more than the beginning of the game). The official explanation is that it's [...]

Battle of the U.I.s, Pt. 3: The One U.I. to End Them All

This has been a long time coming, but I was recently reminded of this topic as I have been (glacially) doing the groundwork for Space Quest Historian: The Adventure Game. When you're making a game, one of the things you have to settle on early is what kind of user interface the game will be [...]

I did my very own Upper Memory Block episode!

I guess this is what they call "coming full circle," eh? The podcast that inspired me to start my own podcast allowed me to do my own guest episode for that podcast. Confused yet? Don't be. It just means that I got the chance to do my very own episode of Upper Memory Block, the [...]