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Adam Bishop's Blog


Adam is the creator of the independent experimental game Time Flows, But Does Not Return and has taken part in the Experimental Gameplay Project.

He's also the author of the political noir fantasy novel The Disillusioners.

Adam has previously worked for a large game developer in Montreal, but is now a programmer in another industry. While his formal education is in the history of 20th century international relations, he has been making games in some form or other (board games, card games, video games) for most of his life and it's a field he'll continue to be a part of.  He currently has multiple projects in the works, which may make all of them less likely to ever see the light of day.


Member Blogs

Posted by Adam Bishop on Fri, 12 Oct 2012 03:20:00 EDT in Design, Console/PC
"Don't bother," she said.

Posted by Adam Bishop on Thu, 09 Aug 2012 06:05:00 EDT in Design, Programming, Console/PC, Indie
Want to start making video games but don't know where to start? I've got a few suggestions.

Posted by Adam Bishop on Sat, 17 Mar 2012 04:21:00 EDT in Design, Console/PC
Developers build a trust with players over the course of a game. Don't betray it for the sake of a "shocking" plot twist.

Posted by Adam Bishop on Sun, 01 Jan 2012 03:12:00 EST in Design, Production, Indie
Digital sales aren't just affecting which games I play, they're affecting how I play them too.

Posted by Adam Bishop on Sat, 16 Oct 2010 01:21:00 EDT in
An account of the constant sexual harassment I've witnessed in this industry and why gamers need to stop feeding into it.

Posted by Adam Bishop on Wed, 06 Oct 2010 02:04:00 EDT in Design
Why the concept of "replay value" typically misses the point.

Adam Bishop's Comments

Comment In: [Blog - 03/23/2017 - 06:14]

Games like Firewatch and Gone ...

Games like Firewatch and Gone Home seem to have done pretty well financially and critically, so there 's clearly a decently sized market for that kind of experience.

Comment In: [News - 03/17/2017 - 10:31]

Great example of how important ...

Great example of how important it can be to launch with a killer app. If the Switch came out with every game currently available other than Breath of the Wild, I 'll bet the conversation around the console launch and sales expectations would be completely different.

Comment In: [News - 02/27/2017 - 09:15]

An attach rate of under ...

An attach rate of under 2 of the consoles they 've sold doesn 't sound particularly impressive. How many developers are going to want to create games that 98 of a console 's owners don 't have the hardware to play

Comment In: [News - 02/10/2017 - 01:03]

Whether you think your product ...

Whether you think your product is a high enough quality to earn back 5000 is a very different question from whether you have an extra 5000 on hand at the precise moment you plan to submit/release your game. r n r nIf your budget for your game is 100,000, you ...

Comment In: [News - 02/02/2017 - 09:25]

So the Playstation 4 is ...

So the Playstation 4 is outselling the PS3 and selling about as well as the PS2. It 's funny to think that it wasn 't that long ago that you would frequently hear people in the industry including on this site proclaim that Facebook games like Farmville were going to ...

Comment In: [News - 01/12/2017 - 11:08]

I always turn wifi off ...

I always turn wifi off on my 3DS except when I need it for that reason. Makes a big difference to battery life.