“Always be yourself, express yourself, have faith in yourself, do not go out and look for a successful personality and duplicate it.”
― Bruce Lee

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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Truckin: The Ultimate App for Truckers in Europe

February 26, 2016

Trucking Apps: The Backstory In 2013, an Ukrainian and a Russian in America had the idea of “doing something like Uber, but for truckers.” Viktor R. and Ivan T. put their business case together and went searching for investments; by December 2013, according to the Silicon Valley Business Journal, they had raised over $20 million to invest…

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“The Occidental Bride” by BENJANUN SRIDUANGKAEW

January 3, 2016

Who & why? I’d first learnt of Benjanun Sriduangkaew from an article titled, “Acclaimed Sci-Fi writer exposed as notorious internet troll,” which was enough to catch my interest. Apparently she was so notorious a troll that there are entire websites (or, well, at least one) dedicated to trolling her back, and to trolling her family…

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Dragonfly

December 31, 2015

Dragonfly by Maxim Salnikov “All that we see or seem is but a dream within a dream.” — Edgar Allan Poe The metal membrane of the ceiling shuddered, sending shockwaves through the hangar as cluster bombs rained death from the skies of Ganymede V. The mechanized ceiling held … for now. Captain John Parkin exhaled…