It seems like it has been a very long while since I have posted anything here but that has been because I have been very busy running Play.tm. Since I last posted the traffic has tripled and my features have managed to get people talking especially when GamerGate has been concerned.
Highlights have included my OlliOlli 2: Welcome to Olliwood review which tackles my renewed addiction to skateboarding games, my monster’s eye preview of Evolve and my editorials about the challenges facing games journalism at the moment and all of the wonderful things PC gamers had to deal with back in the 1990s.
A couple of weeks ago I had the good fortune to spend some time with Roger Dubar, founder of new Scottish company Zapcoder. They are building a new social mobile platform, Zap.pm, that aims to be for game development what Instagram is to photography.
The interview was published over on Games Industry International.
GameLaunched.com, an international crowd-funding site designed specifically for games has relaunched this weekend. The site offers support, advice and an online store for developers as well the a platform to seek crowd-funding.
As part of the support they have recruited 120 volunteers from around the games industry to offer mentoring for developers as part of their Launch Crew including Quantic Dream’s Guillaume De Fondaumiere, Relic’s Mike Swanson, Majesco CEO Jesse Sutton and, erm, me, which is rather cool.
It’s an exciting platform to be involved in and I’m looking forward to offering whatever advice I can to indies looking to bring their new ideas to fruition.
What? You mean I should have bought it on PS4?
With the news about Watch Dogs new release window I got to thinking about how much this year’s crop of games will be affected by being developed for two different console generations. The piece is over on Play.tm.
Wow. It seems like 2013 was quite a blur.
I managed to juggle some commitments around and now I am the full-time editor of Play.tm. I’ll probably still not post as much as I should on here but, form time-to-time I’ll add some links to some of the things I’m particularly proud of starting with my list post on Five Games That Made 2013 A Vintage Year For Gaming on the site. I got some great positive feedback from some folks that I really respect and it bodes well for the beginning of the year.
I’m doing what I love for a living and I am proud.
Over the last couple of months I have been working hard on more reviews for Play.tm as well as my usual news duties. Here’s a list of links to everything I’ve reviewed since October:
Now, I’m happy to say that I’ve given my blog a bit of a makeover and I’m pretty happy with the new Portal-inspired look. Over the next month or so I will be getting it back up to speed where possible and getting as much of my new work linked here as soon as possible.