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 I was sure they weren’t going to, and because of that the article they have is a bit out of date.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…