If you’re a Call of Cthulhu fan, you should really check out Dennis Detwiller’s Kickstarter to produce his new CoC campaign set in HPL’s Dreamlands. It’s called The Sense of the Slight of Hand Man and it’s looking great.
Dennis has already raised the money he needs to finish the project so on Monday morning this Kickstarter will be funded (at almost 300% in fact). Take a look at what he’s got — the Kickstarter is the only way to get a printed edition of the campaign, for example, since it’ll be an ebook for everyone else.
Dennis is a brilliant designer and artist and this campaign is going to rock. Give it a look before it ticks over Monday morning.
Last year I gave a presentation on storytelling in videogames at the Redmond Digital Arts Festival. I’ve finally posted my slides from that talk, with PDF comments added to summarize what I said verbally about each slide.
If you’re interested in storytelling and game design, I hope you’ll take a look at this presentation and pass it around. This link downloads the file in PDF format from my public Dropbox folder.
Oh, that’s how it happened.
Gamasutra – Features – The Origins of Night Trap: An Excerpt from Generation Xbox
[In the 1980s, Atari founder Nolan Bushnell's startup Axlon was formed to create electronic toys and games — and toy company Hasbro bankrolled the development of Project NEMO, a VHS video-based console. Former journalist Tom Zito became its head of marketing — an outspoken proponent of the marriag…
My new book, Delta Green: Strange Authorities, is now available as a DRM-free epub digital book readable on most devices.
Delta Green: Strange Authorities – Arc Dream Publishing | | Delta GreenRPGNow.com
Delta Green: Strange Authorities – "Born of the U.S. government's 1928 raid on the degenerate coastal town of Innsmouth, Massachusetts, the covert age
Robin D. Laws’ comic strip The Birds is a favorite of mine. Highly verbal, confrontational, and funny as hell. His new collection of strips has a foreword by Jonathan Tweet that contains this little bit of writing, which is the best thing I’ve read in days:
While the birds in Robin’s strip are often the same from one panel to the next, each character has two distinct expressions. A cartoonist would probably base the two expressions on emotions, such as “happy” and “sad,” or “happy” and “angry.” But Robin isn’t a cartoonist, he’s a Canadian. The two expressions he gives his birds are “gun” and “no-gun.” In practice, the “no gun” expression actually means something more like “no gun (just yet).”
Robin D. Laws: Jonathan Tweet Forewords The Birds
I couldn’t be more pleased that the second anthology of Birds strips, There Goes My Dream Job, includes a foreword by seminal game designer, and my frequent collaborator over the years, Jonathan Tweet. Jonathan, who these days makes Google+ his social media HQ, wanted to post it to the world at larg…
I”m glad to see my friends at NYU Poly in Brooklyn have been recognized as a great place to learn about games. I’ve visited the Game Innovation Lab there several times and am always excited to see what they’re up to.
NYU-Poly Named Top Place to Study Video Game Design | NYU-Poly
Students aspiring to create the next blockbuster video game get an extra boost at NYU-Poly and NYU, according to the Princeton Review.
Moe Lane interviewed me recently to discuss my new book, Delta Green: Strange Authorities, as well as my thoughts on Lovecraft’s enduring legacy, how the world has changed since we first published Delta Green, the role of digital distribution in tabletop gaming, and more. It’s under fifteen minutes and I hope you enjoy it.
Moe Lane » ML Interview: John Tynes (Delta Green: Strange Authorities)
Seeing as I am a roleplaying game geek AND a Cthulhu Mythos fan AND a Delta Green enthusiast… as you can imagine, I was more than happy to interview John about the book, get his thoughts on What Delta Green and the Mythos Means To Us, and tease out a hint or two about the planned update of the game …
In other news that makes me happy, my Xbox LIVE Arcade game Full House Poker remains in the weekly top twenty bestsellers nearly a year after release. The only other games in that weekly list older than mine are Pinball FX2, Castle Crashers, Trials HD, and Peggle. I’m really proud that my poker game is keeping that kind of company.
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