Abandoned prototypes - Untitled internal project

A drawing of a man standing in a living room

Sometimes you start building something but it never gets finished. That can be a good thing, because not every idea is a good idea, but sometimes it happens for other reasons. It might be worth doing, but maybe there isn't enough time or money to finish it, or other things take precedence.

This is the story of a project that I started but never finished. I don't know if it would have been good or not, but I'm a little sad that I never got the chance to find out.

Wednesday 7th of March 2018

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Writing about mud: Spintires MudRunner

A lorry driving through a river, in the game

I've never thought about it much before, but I suppose I have a bucket list, of sorts.

  1. Visit New Zealand
  2. Be able to say that I can't talk about my job, or I'll have to kill you
  3. Write something and get it published

In a surprise development, I'm now able to tick off item three. I've written an article for popular PC gaming site, Rock Paper Shotgun.

Thursday 15th of February 2018

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An open letter to car hire companies

A queue of people. Image credit: https://www.flickr.com/photos/redwolf/3175343646/

Dear car hire companies,

It's 6am. I've been awake since 3am, but somehow in that time I've been on a plane for four hours. It was crowded and hot. I didn't sleep at all. I'm tired, I'm in a different time zone, I'm confused and more than a little frustrated. All I want to do is pick up my hire car and go. I just have one question.

Why is this taking so long?

Friday 2nd of February 2018

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Things that happened today - rain

Rain in London, photo credit: https://www.flickr.com/photos/hypercatalecta/10774320653/

There was a storm last night. Wait, let me clarify that. There was a STORM last night. It was big. And after lightning that lit up rooms and thunder that shook walls the rain began. It hammered on rooftops and flooded streets. I fell asleep to it and woke up to it - a grey, sodden London.

For a very brief moment I considered getting the train to work. But I was glad I didn't.

Friday 5th of January 2018

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