On this Presidents’ Day, I’ve got one thought just endlessly pinging around in my neural jungle gym. It’s persistent, it’s insistent, it’s non-stop, and it’s this: Oh my God, it’s really happening. You see, we’re announcing our next game in just a few days. After that, we’re launching a Kickstarter campaign. And after that we’re going … [Read more…]
Holy shit, I’m still alive. Sorry, that’s just the first thing I always think when I wake up on New Year’s Day. The world didn’t end (every year since 2012 is another quiet little victory over that horrible Roland Emmerich movie), but I’ve got a problem. And it’s one that can only be solved by … [Read more…]
I think it hits us all when we sleep. Mine are in the form of boats, struggling in the shallows with no lights and no charts in the gathering twilight, or diving off spectacularly tall waterfalls, lead keel and mast and sails and all, just tumbling over the froth. I wake up – and it’s … [Read more…]
I’ll start this week’s post off with an honest-John moment about money: I’ve always been a money-tracking nerd (I cried when Microsoft discontinued MS Money – especially since I thought I’d “won” by picking Money over Quicken and watching Quicken bite it a few years beforehand), so my cavalier attitude expressed in the graphic below … [Read more…]
I took my own advice from last week’s thrilling episode, and got a shave. As it was my first straight-razor shave (done professionally, thank the fortunes), I had the opportunity or was forced – you decide – to contemplate things that were near and dear to the physical, which is hard to avoid when you’ve … [Read more…]
I’ll say it: after you’ve been a part of a corporate culture as big as Microsoft for almost nine years, you can’t leave without going through shock. Real, honest, psychological trauma. I’m right in the middle of it and I’m swimming as hard as I can to get out, but there are some serious sharks … [Read more…]
Right along with the Resignation Letter, folks have been wondering how it’s been over 4gency’s first year and a half. At this year’s Casual Connect conference in San Francisco, I got to tell the whole story in fifteen minutes: Don’t forget to check out the associated article written up in Gamesauce, for more insights.