Game design and Star Wars

While I may have dropped the ball on updating this poor blog over the last little bit there has still been lots going on. Let's start with the release of Rogue One, one superb little film that…


Netflix Stranger Things

I freely admit to be quite late to the Netflix bandwagon, but now that I am there I am really happy with all the viewing that is to be had, even if the Australian selection is limited. Some of the…


Live and Streamed RPGs

I (and some gamer friends) went to see the last DragonFriends show for 2015 Monday night and had a blast seeing the live antics of a bunch of comedians playing Dungeons and Dragons. The podcast is a…


The Lost Childrens Place

It was a relief to get all the work done for our little group's final design project, the design for the Lost Children's Place - a park of healing and well-being for the adult survivors of child…


Lost Children's Place Wk8

Update on the Masters project as we gear up for the week 8 presentations starting tonight. It has been great working in our little group on our evolving concept for the design of a park for the adult…


Design Studio Week 4

Yes, somehow 4 weeks of the course have raced by already. After the class initially trended towards most people doing solo projects (including myself) to a few weeks later where almost everyone is in…


E3ness

When E3 rolls around we get an explosion of reveals and information on a fleet of new games. There are already just so so many games vying for my attention that seeing all of the new goodies is just…


Unreal Engine - Free, Kites and GDC

Plenty of changes of late in the Unreal Engine department. First the engine is now free for everyone (no more subscription fee) with royalties only coming in after you make some $$$ from a project.…


Overwatch

We had a fun conversation over lunch around various models for subscription streaming (tv/movie) services - comparing the lowly options here in Oz with things like Spotify and how games have adopted…


LoL CG and Such

I feel as though I may have done a post not entirely unlike this some time ago, but that doesnt seem to be stopping me. While I dont play much League of Legends at all really, I do love to watch it:…


It Awakens

It is time to get this blog back up off its backside, so maybe a good way start is to take the easy way and craft an entire little post here around the sheer joy that can be had from watching the…


Team Vanquish Issue 8

Here's the cover for Issue 8 of our FATE Core supers game, this time featuring Team Vanquish as they go undercover into Batovia. The team is looking to uncover something of the origins of their…


Creativity

This little post was inspired by the John Cleese talk below that covers (in his usually comical way) thinking around how to set things up to allow creativity to happen. He talks about two basic…


Drawvids

I have been enjoying creating the WIP or process videos for my stuff, just letting Chronolapse do its thing and then packaging up at the end. Using traditional media we need to film things and there…


Team Vanquish Issue 2 Cover

Going back in time a little for the next cover for our FATE Core supers game's fictional comic - featuring the first appearance of Ray-X. This was all done in Photoshop on the Surface Pro 3 and I did…


Creativity by Design

I had a great time at the UNSW S2 Learning & Teaching Forum yesterday. Great mix of Keynote (Shirley Alexander), parallel sessions and the posters. Shirley really kicked things off with a bang,…


Vanquish Odette Cover

Rounding off the individual covers for the whole team we have Odette. She is the new member of team Vanquish in our FATE Core supers game. She is an NPC and supposed 'daughter' of super-villain Dr…


Darker Steve and some Worlds

After my Team Vanquish cover 4.4 featuring Minecraft Steve, apparently the intent was he had darker hair, so here is a quick edit. The only other reason for this post is to say how much fun I am…


Vanquish Cover with Steve

Here is Issue 4.4 (or the fourth variant cover for issue 4) of the fictional comic for our FATE Core supers game featuring Team Vanquish as they set about being heroes in a fictional Sydney. I am…


LOL Vids and Worlds

I freely admit I am a crummy League of Legends player, I only know a few champs and dont play those very well. That said there is something wonderful about seeing the game at the level of esports and…