Archive for the ‘Reviews’ Category

First, a quick note on the way I’ll write about games on this blog. Essentially, I’ll do it in an untimely fashion. I play games fairly often but I don’t tend to pick them up on the first day of release and, because life happens all around me, I don’t often complete them all in […]


Playspace took place on Sat 4th December 2010 at Contact from 11:30 to well into the night. It was billed as a day to create, play and visit virtual worlds and I have to say that even such an ambitious statement fell short of capturing the creative energy that unleashed itself upon us on the […]


7:Candles:Mcr was a pervasive game I designed for Larkin’ About‘s winter event on 27th November 2010 at greenroom. The theme of the event was Winter Solstice and I designed the game with the idea of ‘driving back winter’ in mind. The game required players – in teams – to find six specific locations within a […]


Possibly the most exciting moments in literature in general and SF in particular are – for me – the publications of new novels by Iain M. Banks, especially Culture novels. However, such moments also come with an unfortunate downside. After waiting two years for the publication of Surface Detail, I finished the thing in just […]