Archive for the ‘Columns’ category

  1. Why DOTA 2 Needs to Change

    I love competition. Always have. I love the feeling of winning, and hate the pain of losing. At school I played cricket, soccer, rugby, basketball, tennis and more besides. Most of these things I did badly. Some of them, I did OK. I don’t do any of them any more. But the love of competition […]

  2. Make Friends, Not Fairytales

    This week I had an article published in the monthly IGDA newsletter: Perspectives. My article was written as our company, Quest’s End Games, celebrates its first anniversary. I looked back at how lucky we’ve been, where that luck has come from, and how we’ve managed to stay afloat. Have a read!

  3. Published!

    This month I had my first article published in Australia’s PC Powerplay magazine. They were looking for game developers to share stories about actually making games, so I wrote a piece titled ‘Going Gold’. It covered my experiences in the final weeks of L.A. Noire’s development. The pressure, the stress… and the boredom. Maybe one […]

  4. Starcraft 2 Blizzard World Championships

    I’ve been a huge fan of Starcraft II’s eSports scene since its release in 2010. I missed out on a ticket to the Australian Championships, but with Tastosis in attendance, I just had to go. Thankfully, PlayerAttack helped out with a press pass, and in return, I wrote about my experiences: Upon arriving at the […]

  5. March Crowdfunding Spotlight

    It’s now a bit over a month since my first foray into the world of crowdfunding. Double Fine Adventure finished with over $3 million pledged, and already big names are coming out of the woodwork looking for similar success. Wasteland 2 is currently at over $1.5 million (plus an interesting “Kick it Forward” strategy), and […]