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Alayna Cole's Blog


Alayna Cole is a writer, editor, researcher, developer, and teacher. When she isn’t curled up in a ball and worrying about all of the hats she wears, she works and studies at the University of the Sunshine Coast and freelances for places like FemHypePC & Tech AuthorityImpulse Gamer, and PlayWrite. Catch her boasting about her work on her website ( and avoiding her responsibilities on Twitter (@AlaynaMCole).

Alayna's Gamasutra devblog features posts about existing work, Fairy Tale, as well as two in-development games with working titles: Constellations and theystory.


Member Blogs

Posted by Alayna Cole on Mon, 05 Sep 2016 02:50:00 EDT in Design, Programming, Production, Serious, Indie
After several months, Horned Llama Studio just released the demo for one of our projects, Constellations. The process hasn't been easy; we have learnt lessons about deadlines, scope, and collaboration, and we wanted to tell you all about it.

Posted by Alayna Cole on Thu, 09 Jun 2016 10:10:00 EDT in Design, Programming, Serious, Indie
We made a lot of progress during our first development meeting for 'theystory', and we wanted to share our discussions with you. Learn more about how our vibrant character ecology intends to handle personalities and relationships.

Posted by Alayna Cole on Wed, 08 Jun 2016 10:34:00 EDT in Design, Programming, Serious, Indie
A postmortem about Fairy Tale: an incremental game designed as a programming experiment filled with diverse characters and an interactive narrative, which saw unexpected success.

Alayna Cole's Comments

Comment In: [Blog - 06/08/2016 - 10:34]

Thank you I consider this ...

Thank you I consider this reflection about our projects vitally important, and informative for my projects still to come. The wonderful comments my game received really make it all worthwhile. I hope you manage to touch somebody with the games you create