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Why not visit my infested little corner of the Unterzee?
So, here’s something I’m very excited/nervous to announce. A few weeks ago I was given the opportunity to write an island for the upcoming Fallen London spin-off Sunless Sea… and it just went live in the Early Access version. It’s called Saviour’s Rocks, and you’ll know it when you see it. It has a certain theme; of sorrow-spiders and their cultists, but you arrive at a good time – the greyness temporarily broken by a yearly Festival of Silk for the traders to celebrate their ‘generous neighbours’. They would not soon turn down the assistance of an experienced captain and their crew… but an island of spiders is always going to weave some very tangled webs.
By popular request, a horrifying journey into the unknown... or rather, the extremely well known...
It's less Tolkein, more fightin', in this surprisingly good spin-off
Yes! A game about one of the best cartoons ever made! How could it go wrong?
It's time for a new column! And so much for not lingering on the past...
Yes, Crap Shoot is over, but something of its spirit lives on in my new PC Gamer column – Critical Paths. The basic idea is that each week I’ll be taking an irreverent but hopefully interesting look at the world of story and writing in games; the good, the bad, the just plain awful. To prove that it’s not just about words though, this week is a look at the colour theory that helped the original Gabriel Knight create such a menacing and effective atmosphere.
As ever, it takes a little time for these things to bed down and find a level. Hopefully you’ll like it though. To a large extent Crap Shoot was focused on story anyway, and this allows for similar stuff without necessarily having to play through entire games on a weekly basis just to get screenshots and write a little snark.
Check out the first part here. The others are due to go live Saturdays, around 10AM (real time)
(And that’s definitely all I’m writing about Gabriel Knight for a while!)