Top-tier developers in Germany (famously the place adventure games went on extended holiday during their persecution from the rest of the game industry in the late 90's/early 2000's) about the state of the adventure game industry today.

Super intriguing read for fans: Industry legends including Ron Gilbert, Roberta Williams, and Steve Meretzky talking about the future of .

Anyone read this retrospective review of Ultima VII? I've never cared much for Ultima games, but damn if I can't relate to impatiently wading through the drudgeries of normal human existence to finally have that comfortable respite in front of the computer, transported as if by magic to another world.

"my dad was a cryptographer for the NSA. That’s the level of mental challenge I was used to."

That explains SO MUCH about classic adventure game design right there.

Last night I played "A Dump in the Dark," and it is quite possibly one of the most disturbing games I've ever played.

It's not just that it's about poop. Poop, I can handle. But it's also got glowing-eyed spectres and disturbing voice-overs. And the whole thing just seems like someone's fevered nightmare fetish dream come to life.

Examine at your own peril:

Or just wait for my video to come out next Friday (Feb 9).

@sophia I read on your blog that you're into podcasting. Would you be interested to go on our podcast as well? We probably won't be covering any new ground, but we're adventure game nerds, and we're very interesting in how you use Twine as a storytelling medium.

Our podcast:

Time frame: Sometime in April, perhaps?

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I'll be back on the Human Interact stream this Friday playing . Should be fun. :)

In this podcast I talk with Sick Chicken Studios about "Guard Duty" a point-and-click adventure through space and time, spanning a medieval town and a dystopian sci-fi future!

was released on Steam and it is quite the atrocity. A buggy ScummVM emulation just shoved on there, seemingly without testing it to see if it actually works properly. A bit cheeky to ask for €5.99 for something you got for free with .

2017 me, emerging from DeLorean, to 1995 me:

So, this new 'Pentium' chip, turns out the whole 'speculative execution' road is a bit of a mistake. Yes it makes Doom faster but 22 years later all our computer systems are hacked each week by gangs of roaming cyber-criminals wearing vintage 80s micros as cosmetic jewellery on their leather jackets

1995 me (stuck in E1M2): Got it, Doom will get faster

2017 me: Did you even hear a word I said? I said the 80s are going to be fashionable again.

Basically took the week off between Christmas and New Year, both physically and mentally. Strangely, I feel rejuvenated now! Excited to get stuck in with good stuff!

Got a transphobic comment on an old video of mine. Christ, that infuriates me. Briefly considered writing something inflammatory, but in the end I just reported the asshole and removed the comment from the video.

Well, here's a weird one. Friend of mine found this on what he describes as "the Russian alternative to Amazon."

Don't quite remember this instalment in the series ...

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