Another quick update on some stuff I’ve been doing recently. After a suggestion by the head honcho of Coaching for Geeks, I was asked to write a regular gaming news section for their site.
Today’s post is a summary of an evening course I took last year. I received the certificate through the post this morning, so decided to chuck this blog post together to commemorate it!
I remember being the loner who loved collecting cards. Everyone else had the cool stuff, like electronic gizmos and digital what-have-yous. I had trading cards, Magic the Gathering, even Top Trumps for a laugh. Now it’s 2017 and climate change fears have led to everyone cutting down on printing, and
South Park Phone Destroyer – the mobile game released yesterday in the UK on Android and iOS – is almost good but quickly turns into an empty grind-fest. The game starts in a similar way to The Fractured But Whole which got my hopes up as that was a fantastic game. You start by creating a custom character
The second RPG adventure in South Park The Fractured But Whole, takes the action from the Game of Thrones medieval stylings of The Stick of Truth to full-on superhero franchise wars with favourites such as The Coon, Mysterion and Human Kite. The boys are no longer playing a game amongst themselves, the whole town is involved in
Let’s get this out of the way right now – Nintendo have done well to condense the Animal Crossing format onto mobile devices. Pocket Camp is a well-realised (but slightly shallow) Animal Crossing adventure. Getting the main elements of an AC game on phones is an achievement – fishing, bug catching, building, decorating and (of
Hello again, another quick post about the tower defence game I’ve been working on. I tried to get this into a fit state for “version 2” last month but other things have taken up my time, so development has paused until I can set aside the time to sort it out properly.
Another short post to say ….. we made it! We are now self-employed, and can now call ourselves Hoteliers! We officially moved into the bed and breakfast last Friday, had our first guest on Saturday, then collapsed in a heap on Sunday (slightly channelling Craig David right there). We’ve just finished
For a new chapter to begin, an old chapter must come to an end…. but what an ending it was! This blog post summarises the absolute mayhem, joy, and bizarre hilarity that was my final week working at the University of Sussex. It was one of the most unexpectedly creative
Hello all, As alluded to in several previous posts, now it’s time for the big announcement. At the end of April, my partner and I will be leaving Brighton to move up to Cumbria.
Hello hello, A very short one this week, just to highlight a quick tool I made recently. Basically, it shows the overall cost of a commercial mortgage (and the associated stamp duty) in a basic format. It was useful when making plans for a fairly substantial project/lifestyle change which is
Hi again, after my last post about backronyms (which included some mild swearing) I thought I would follow that up with a post about loads more swears. Readers of a sensitive disposition – what the fuck are you doing here anyway? Right, now that’s out the way, here’s a link
Hello hello, I love backronyms – where you start with the acronym you want and then make the words fit into it (wiki for more info). After spending some time playing around, I did what any self-respecting person would – made a backronym generator myself! You can have a play
Hello everyone, Following on from the post earlier this week – ya know, where it was oh so quiet… I’ve been working on the updated Guesthouse game (which isn’t ready for the public just yet) but will feature shiny visuals, achievements and a more business-simulation feeling to it. I wrote
Hello hello, It’s been quiet here for a couple of months but it doesn’t mean nothing has been happening! I’ve been working on some (non-web) personal stuff for a little while but that has calmed down now. There are a few bits and pieces to tell you about, which I’m
Been a busy old month, basically because I’ve been working on several different side-projects at once! I thought I would summarise what I’ve been up to in the past month or so, serving as a bit of a status update and pulling together my thoughts. The main thing I’ve wanted
This blog post will go into some depth about the new items in Ingress – the Transmuters – and why they are shit. This post complements my new Youtube video on the subject while giving some more thoughts on the subject and summarising my key findings.
Been playing with WordPress plugins this week as a side project. Working with a great designer, we put together a proof-of-concept and then a solid, working plugin within 48 hours! The initial idea came from a request from the site admin, and no suitable plugin (tested for the current version