Barriers to Immersion

By drakkos

Being home for Christmas means that I don’t get quite so much uninterrupted time to work on Epitaph as I get at weekends and such. Don’t get me wrong, it’s been great being here, it’s just that all I can really focus on is ‘low impact’ work. As such, over the past week or so…

Scary Christmas, Everybody!

By drakkos

(To the tune of ‘Merry Christmas Everybody’ by Slade) Are you checking out the thickness of the walls? It’s the time to check the traps set in the halls. Did you check the doors and windows? Are you sure they’re gonna hold? Are there blankets there to keep you from the cold? So here it…

Copping a Feel(ie)

By drakkos

One of the things I’ve been thinking about later on down the line for Epitaph is a series of ‘feelies’ to go with the game – physical things you could buy on Amazon that would be reflective of the game world. I have always been a big fan of feelies generally – many of the…

HAPPY THIRD BIRTHDAY

By drakkos

Happy birthday to us! In other, unrelated news, our web hosting has now been almost completely moved over to the new host and authentication between the MUD and our external services has been reinstated.  The player wiki is still to be restored, but there’s hardly any content on that so it hasn’t been a huge…

Misogyny and Epitaph

By drakkos

I am a huge fan of TED[1], a fact which distinguishes me from hardly anyone who has encountered any of their videos. I saw an excellent (albeit somewhat nervous) talk by Anita Sarkeesian[2] yesterday and I wanted to talk a bit about it in the blog. For those of you who are unfamiliar with the…

Much Needed Release (updates)

By drakkos

I think it’s high past time for a ‘Epitaph release update’, since we’re coming up to three whole years invested in this project. Eight days out marks the third birthday of Drakkos@Epitaph, and as a consequence it marks out the birth of Epitaph itself. That’s quite a milestone in two ways – the first way…