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Reboot Develop 2016

Reboot Redux Day 3: The Texture of Magic Part 2

May 6, 2016

This was it. The last hours of the Reboot Develop conference, a gathering of creative, interesting people under the Croatian sun, people who believe in the power of games, and the power of the imagination … to quote the immortal Sir Terry Pratchett, “Stories of imagination tend to upset those without one,” and so I am happy…

Reboot Redux Day 3: The Texture of Magic Part 1

May 5, 2016

For me, the last day at Reboot Develop was the most important. Why? It would start with a writing panel where I’d have the chance to listen to some of the most accomplished video game writers in the world and ask them about what they think about producing a book of video game case studies, then –…

Reboot Redux Day 2: Just Do It

May 3, 2016

Decisions, decisions. My day 2 of the Reboot Dev conference started with a tough one. Two talks I was interested in were held at the same time. I was hesitating between: 1) A panel about the state of computer RPGs with Chris Avellone, Brian Fargo, Dan Vávra and Swen Vincke. 2) “A Game Dialogue Wish List” talk…

Reboot Redux Day 1: Mafia Writer

May 2, 2016

The Reboot Develop conference started for me in late afternoon on the 28th of April, 2016; we’d arrived to the Le Meridien hotel at 16:20. And by “we” I mean myself and my friend Lucian, the managing director of a leading European creative agency Designatives, who had kindly sponsored the trip, the stay, and the…

Brian Fargo

Brian Fargo, Video Game Visionary

April 25, 2016

Brian Fargo is one of the primary visionaries behind the original Fallout as well as a number of other cool games. But it was his Fallout, the “spiritual successor” to Wasteland that hooked me on computer role playing games in the first place. The game came out 19 years ago in 1997, and I’d played it maybe 3…

Video Game Writing by Video Game Writers: The Beginning

April 20, 2016

UPDATE APRIL 30, 2016: Writing from Reboot Dev Conference in Split; the event was awesome, recommending everyone to check it out next year. Update: the live crowdfunding project is available HERE, it’s on IndieGoGo instead of Kickstarter, and the format of the actual texts about the game would most likely be quite different compared to the…

Talos Principle

The Talos Principle

April 6, 2016

When it comes to video games, I enjoy relatable characters and complex narratives, so games like Mass Effect and the Fallout  are some of the best I’d ever played, thanks a lot to their stories and the writing work that went into them. But The Talos Principle is a very different kind of game. It’s…

Writing “Royal Trouble: Honeymoon Havoc” for Orchid Games

October 20, 2015

Royal Trouble 2 from the amazing Polish developers Orchid Games is finally out! Let me know what you think about the writing. 🙂 Just married! Loreen and Nathaniel couldn’t be happier on their honeymoon when they decide to make a detour to the Merry Castle: rollercoasters, magic tents, and fun abound. But when the Merry Castle turns out…