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Joe Clark's Blog


Writer, narrative designer and poet.

Creating Orkward, the space ork dating game. Script and narrative design for Epistory - Typing Chronicles and Algo Bot. Author of Drunk With A Pen: 13.5 poems about drink and drinking.

Maintains an ongoing parody of his life through Twitter @jjc_uk.


Member Blogs

Posted by Joe Clark on Fri, 18 Jun 2021 10:25:00 EDT in Design, Indie
In this week's devlog for Orkward, the space ork dating game, I'll be joined by Warboss Skullkrusha for a chat about narrative design.

Posted by Joe Clark on Mon, 07 Jun 2021 12:30:00 EDT in Design, Programming, Indie
In third devlog from orkward, the space ork dating game, I'll be discussing the use of Ink - Inkle's scripting language and engine for interactive fiction

Posted by Joe Clark on Mon, 24 May 2021 10:59:00 EDT in Art, Console/PC, Indie
In orkward, the space ork dating game, players get to meet five chunky ork boyz. In this devlog, we'll meet the cast of the game!

Posted by Joe Clark on Wed, 19 May 2021 09:34:00 EDT in Design, Production, Console/PC, Serious, Indie
Introducing Orkward, the Space Ork Dating Game. The first in a series of devlogs.

Joe Clark's Comments

Comment In: [Blog - 01/24/2020 - 10:28]

In a tone-deaf display of ...

In a tone-deaf display of privilege, this blog was posted with this title. Disgraceful.

Comment In: [Blog - 08/20/2019 - 10:16]

Interesting topic I 'd like ...

Interesting topic I 'd like to read more about this. r n r nThere 's a few too many sweeping statements in this article to seriously answer the question. Plus you only reference a small sample of games, most of which as you say are focussed around themes of addiction ...

Comment In: [Blog - 07/22/2019 - 10:20]

Well OK, but it 's ...

Well OK, but it 's disappointing not to see shoutouts to the likes of Age of Empires, Civ, and even Total War which are great at building history into their games. r n r nAlso disappointing not to see some more niche modern titles get a mention. Fishing Cactus 's ...

Comment In: [Blog - 04/20/2016 - 12:30]

Totally agree. Origins is excellent ...

Totally agree. Origins is excellent until you see just how much the level design improves in Legends. Like how Dredd is great until you watch The Raid. The rhythm running through the Legends level is just superb - never boring, while occasionally Origins can drag. r n r nNice article ...

Comment In: [News - 10/22/2014 - 04:01]

Late to the party but ...

Late to the party but I 'm sure no-one will mind. r n r nLoved Rogue legacy, and this tutorial structure excellent: well-conceived and well-explained. I really like what you say about using the upgrade screen to expand the scope of the game, rather than consatantly teaching new lessons. It ...

Comment In: [News - 10/20/2015 - 02:01]

Slightly anxious about posting the ...

Slightly anxious about posting the following link, but I think it 's relevant and interesting so I 'm just going to get on with it. r n r nI stumbled across an interview on Clarkesworld where several writers from Destiny talk about their prior experience of writing for computer games. ...