In case you haven’t heard, Arc Dream is releasing my book Delta Green: Strange Authorities next month. It collects all my Delta Green horror fiction from over the years in one fat volume. I’m really glad to get this stuff back into print.
Arc Dream Publishing Presents ‘Delta Green: Strange Authorities’ by John Scott Tynes
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE ARC DREAM PUBLISHING PRESENTS ‘DELTA GREEN: STRANGE AUTHORITIES’ Coming January 2012: A Collection of the Award-Winning Cthulhu Mythos Horror Fiction of John Scott Tynes 21 December 2011…
Microsoft Studios has shipped our first iOS game, Kinectimals. We also shipped My Xbox LIVE for iOS where you can manage friends, messages, review and compare achievements, and modify your avatar on the go. I’m really glad to see us going where the gamers are instead of being restricted by orthodoxy.
Microsoft Releases First iPad, iPhone Game
At long last, the temptation to develop games for a rival mobile platform was too much for Microsoft. Kinectimals is Microsoft's first game for Apple's iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch family.
This year’s Humble Indie Bundle of great indie games is live. Spend a few bucks to benefit the developers and charities alike. It’s a really great set of titles that you get on PC, Mac, and Linux including Steam download keys for everything. Fantastic!
The Humble Indie Bundle #4 (pay what you want and help charity)
Pay what you want for a collection of awesome games, and help support two charities. All of the games are DRM-free and support Mac, Windows, and Linux.
For fifteen bucks, you get both the printed and PDF versions of The Unspeakable Oath 18, 19, and 20 — the revived version of my old Call of Cthulhu gaming magazine. That’s a massive discount so if you want to catch up on what we’re doing with the magazine these days, this deal is your best chance.
The Unspeakable Oath Bundle | Loot!
My friends at Xbox LIVE Arcade are sponsoring a new award for the Independent Games Festival. The XBLA Prize awards a publishing contract and funding to release the winning game on LIVE Arcade. I’m glad to see them reaching out to the indie community in a new way.
Gamasutra – News – IGF Announces Multi-Year Partnership With Microsoft For 'XBLA Prize'
IGF organizers have announced a multi-year partnership with Microsoft that will give one Independent Games Festival entrant a guaranteed, funded first-party publishing slot on Xbox Live Arcade every year.
I took the plunge this morning and removed Kotaku from my newsreader. I’d already winnowed down my daily gaming news sites to just Kotaku and Gamasutra, and at this point Kotaku posts so much stuff every day that I don’t feel like it’s worth keeping up with. Particularly given that my current focus is making games for four-year-olds, learning about the latest developments in hardcore games just doesn’t feel like a priority.