I founded Failbetter Games, best known for Fallen London and Sunless Sea, with with Paul Arendt in 2009. I grew it into a medium-sized indie studio with a solid reputation for quality writing and a clutch of awards. Rock Paper Shotgun said we produced 'the most delicious collection of words in all of gaming.' Ken Rolston called us 'a guiding North Star of narrative design'.
Then I realised I didn't want to run a studio, so I sold up and went ronin as a writer-designer for a gap year, doing guest writing forBioWare, Telltale and Paradox, among others. I'm now at Weather Factory with Lottie Bevan, making a game called CULTIST SIMULATOR.
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Some folk write lore because itâ€™s what they love doing, some folk write lore because they need it to fill the technical manual spinoff book, many because isnâ€™t that what you do when youâ€™re making an SFF game?Â Well, not always.
What happened when we launched Cultist Simulator, and why we think it happened.
Why we went itch.io paid beta but not Steam Early Access, and what #4 on itch.io actually means.
"The struggle to keep documentation useful is the struggle of Ra with the serpent Apep. There is no enduring victory; but if you cease to make the effort, then darkness covers everything. Here are some weapons I’ve used."
The particular perils of the passive voice in game prose. And moon language.
A look at the other side of romance in Sunless Sea: illicit officer romances.
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cheers r n r n- ...
cheers r n r n- I don 't think calling it 'Lovecraftian ' made it more desirable, per se. I do think it gave us a way to describe an unconventional game that was immediately less confusing. r n r n- I blogged a bit about that here : http://weatherfactory.biz/the-cultist-and-the-terminator/
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d n r n r nIt 's cheerfully inconsistent Victorian period flavour the same reason we spell 'eerie ' as 'eery '. r n r n and thanks :-
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Thanks And yes, I 've ...
Thanks And yes, I 've added a link - I didn 't expect the post to get featured, so I was caught on the hop. :-