Post AdventureX thoughts

This is not the first time that I find myself thinking about game making, and more specifically about if making makes is something I want to do. A few days ago (to be specific, it’s soon three weeks ago), I attended AdventureX in London, which was great. I listened to all the talks, and didn’t regret any of them. (They are posting video on Youtube, and I plan to revisit several of the talks. I haven’t watched the videos yet, but I can recommend the talks by Sally Beaumont and Jon Ingold in particular as being worthwhile. I have a few pages of notes.) So that was a great way to spend my 40th birthday.

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A new game? Could it be?

Maybe, if everything goes well. I’m certainly seriously contemplating o get started on a new game. A musical.

A big inspiration is Deirdra Kiai, and her upcoming game Dominique Pamplemousse. Do check it out! It’s quite original, and looks as if it will be great. It also needs your help. It’s only halfway founded, with only eight days to go. For only $5 you’ll get a copy of the game, but if after looking at it (there’s a demo you can try out, too) you’re as excited about it as me, you’ll pick one of the higher support levels. Go there now and pledge your support! You can come back here and read the rest of the post when you’re done with that.

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Snow!

It’s a lot of snow in Sweden this winter. So far, it’s been more than usual for this time of year. Today, the temperature was a bit milder, so that the snow could be made into shapes. Obviously, this led to me making my first snow “men” this year. (But not the first this winter.) There are pictures below!

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Sequel Time (No Collaboration Happened)

It turns out that nothing came out of the call for a collaboration. Five people replied, and showed interest. Two of those never got further than saying “I’m interested”, but then they never got the time to write an actual proposal and backed out. (I waited more than a month.) A third person sent me two ideas, one of which could be interesting, but when I asked that he put some more detail into his (very undeveloped) idea, I eventually got the reply that he too didn’t have any time. Continue reading

What’s next?

Now that the Special Edition of Frasse is done, I’m (finally!) getting ready to start on my next game. Two years ago I announced that my next game would be a sequel. I did some more design of that game after that announcement, but its design is still very loose. (I got sidetracked by the work on the SLUDGE engine, and then I started on the Special Edition.) Now might be a good time to start working on it properly. If I do that, my next game will be the sequel.

But my thoughts keep drifting back to the topic of a collaboration… I would like to do a collaboration project, and as I’m currently between projects I’ll throw the question out there: Do you want to design a game for me to make? Continue reading

More music

The special edition of Frasse is coming along nicely, and I may still be able to meet my deadline of releasing it before the end of this week. (But it’s also possible that I won’t – there’s still a lot to be done.)

Today I’ve spent some time on a piece of music from Frasse. This time it’s a piece from the last part of the game, so if you’re afraid of minor spoilers, read no further. Continue reading