My narrative work from our unfinished Splash Jam game.
Wherein I go to my first game jam, write some things down, and help make a ‘cross-dimensional social awkwardness simulacrum’ called Brituals.
The Annual IGDA London, Writers’ Guild of Great Britain and London South Bank University Games Writing Event was held on Wednesday 9th December 2015 at LSBU.
Cara Ellison, Emily Short, Meg Jayanth, and Naomi Alderman formed an excellent panel on games and narratives…
I confess in advance that this review may be a little vague—I listened to George Mann’s The Affinity Bridge about a month ago and have since read The Eyre Affair.
The Affinity Bridge is a steampunk book. It is so steampunk, in fact, that it’s as if the author had a little checklist of ‘steampunk things’ beside them as they wrote it, and diligently made sure to tick every single box before the end. But I get ahead of myself.
I’m not very good at blogging frequently—other things just seem to get in the way at the moment. That’s why I’m writing a quick overview of the Hay Festival of Literature & Arts an entire month after I got back from it. Never mind.
I’ll start by talking about a book that seemed to me, in a number of ways, to be about endings, and how it caught me off guard.
A couple of months ago I read what is currently the latest Discworld novel – ‘Snuff’, by the esteemed Sir Terry Pratchett. It took me considerably longer than I expected, but I think that’s my fault, not the book’s. It was about goblins and tobacco and death, and it was good.