• Kickstarter funded!

    Today the Kickstarter for the Jennifer Wilde Point & Click Game (based on the comic book series I wrote for Atomic Diner) ended and it was successful! Thanks to everyone who has supported this endeavour by Outsider Games, and a big congratulations to Stephen Downey who worked so hard to achieve it. The project passed the funding goal three days before the deadline, much to the relief of everyone involved. Now, all that remains is the little job of finishing off the game…

  • Excellence in Art Award for Jennifer Wilde

    Congratulations to Outsider Games who won the Excellence in Art Award at the inaugural Awards at the Galway Games Gathering. Particular Kudos go out to John McFarlane, who is the artist and animator for the game. And don’t forget to back the game on Kickstarter!

  • Writing Lola

    I’m delighted to announce that I’m doing another collaboration with my pal Stephen Downey, with whom I worked on Jennifer Wilde. Stephen’s other job is co-founder of Outsider Games, which is developing a new title called Wailing Heights. It’s described as: “A coffin-rocking, body-hopping, musical adventure game, set in with a horrific hamlet of monsters, with a story by Kevin Beimers (Hector: Badge of Carnage) and glorious 2D artwork from a host of illustrious comic book talent.” I was given the task of coming up with the background of Lola, the vampire character in Wailing Heights, and writing a short script detailing her history for a comic that will appear…

  • Diablo 3 expansion in the house

    This arrived today… I don’t play loads of games because as a freelancer they pose a dangerous temptation (just as I don’t turn on the TV prior to 6pm on a work day). Yet, they are also a fun way to blow off steam. I’ve played all the iterations of the Diablo series, and enjoyed them, so I’m looking forward to cracking into this quite soon.

  • best of 2013 – games

    This is the final section I put together for the ‘Best of 2013‘ post for the Forbidden Planet International blog, which never appeared due to length. I play various video games, but not as much as my husband Martin, who has offered a selection of titles he’s enjoyed this year, which are mostly PC-based and/or Indie. BioShock Infinite was considered (and not included – and we were both fans of the previous games), and we haven’t played The Last of Us. I can certainly vouch for the first game on the list. Tomb Raider Genre: Action/Adventure Designer: Darrel Gallagher Writer: Rhianna Pratchett Developer: Crystal Dynamics; Publisher: SQUARE ENIX, Eidos Interactive…