South Park Phone Destroyer fails to blow up

South Park Phone Destroyer fails to blow up

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

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Animal Crossing Pocket Camp: a joyful weekend break

Animal Crossing Pocket Camp: a joyful weekend break

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

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Peep Defence v1.5

Peep Defence v1.5

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.

Hoteliers – getting into the bizniz

Hoteliers – getting into the bizniz

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

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Peep Defence v1

Peep Defence v1

Hi again, Another one of those posts where I had a bright idea a few days ago – then spent most waking hours wrapping my head around the scale of everything needed to make it work – then chuck the basic version online to see what everyone else thinks! So…

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Commercial Mortgage Calculator

Commercial Mortgage Calculator

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

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Idle Miner v1

Idle Miner v1

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

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Ingress Transmuters suck

Ingress Transmuters suck

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.

WordPress plugin to publish – check!

WordPress plugin to publish – check!

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

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Eclectic Timeline

Eclectic Timeline

Just a very short post today, as I’m busy working through a backlog of work. I wanted to make a timeline of Eclectic activity for a while, and managed to set aside a couple of hours this week to put something together. I may tweak the tags and some of

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