A Grim Fandango

By Hugo

An EPIC tale of CRIME and CORRUPTION in the LAND OF THE DEAD. I will never forget that tagline on my boxed version of Grim Fandango[1] back in early 1999. I was first exposed to this strange, noir-like world on a demo disc from a gaming magazine whose name I cannot remember. Back then I…

Imaginary Realities 7 (1)

By drakkos

Unexpectedly, Imaginary Realities published a new issue: http://journal.imaginary-realities.com/volume-07/issue-01/index.html As usual, I have one in it too: http://journal.imaginary-realities.com/volume-07/issue-01/worlds-in-which-we-wander/index.html And this time, so does our own fair Hugo: http://journal.imaginary-realities.com/volume-07/issue-01/dungeon-keeper/index.html Enjoy! ¬†Or not! ¬†It doesn’t really matter, I guess, since it’s published regardless of what you think. Drakkos.

All Of Your Co-workers Are Gone

By drakkos

Hello all! Just a quick note to say I’ve had a new paper published in the Journal of Games Criticism – it’s call ‘All of your Co-Workers are Gone: ¬†Story,¬†Substance, and the Empathic Puzzler’ and you can find it at¬†http://gamescriticism.org/articles/heronbelford-2-1. ¬†Epitaph gets a small mention. ¬†It’s about the Stanley Parable, Dear Esther, Gone Home and…

Expanding the Mold

By Hugo

**UPDATE** Ok, so imaginary-realities actually released a new issue. I was sure they weren’t going to, and because of that the article they have is a bit out of date. Oh well. Both articles are available online. Here’s a link to the imaginary-realities one, if you’re interested.** This is an article I originally wrote for…

Social Intercourse

By drakkos

Our hosting has been flaky of late, and right now I’m staring at a ‘will not resolve’ error when I try to connect. So I thought I’d use the downtime instead to talk about the plan for the coming year. Remember a few weeks ago when I talked about how coding was a rabbit-hole? Yeah,…

New Blood

By drakkos

Hi all – happy new year to everyone. Just a short note to¬†introduce you to a few new faces – Deschain, Kaburiko and River have joined the Epitaph creator team after our call for developers. ¬†They’ll go through the usual brutal boot camp required to turn them into hateful, spiteful avatars of vicious cruelty and…