• Writing

    Jennifer Wilde – the Computer Game

    I’m pleased to announce that Outsider Games is partnering with Irish comic book publisher Atomic Diner and Northern Ireland Screen to adapt the comic book Jennifer Wilde as a Point & Click Adventure game. I’ll be writing the script for the game, which is based on the original comic book series I wrote for Atomic Diner. Here’s the official blurb: At the start of the Jazz Age in Paris in 1921, young French artist Jennifer Chevalier becomes embroiled in death, espionage and revolution which takes her across the three nations of France, England and Ireland – ably assisted by the ghost of Oscar Wilde. Jennifer believes the recent death of…

  • comic books

    Wailing Heights is alive!

    Wailing Heights, the game developed by Outsider Games, goes live on Steam today at 2pm. The game is described as ‘A coffin-rocking, body-hopping, musical adventure game, set in a horrific hamlet of monsters.’ I wrote a small comic outlining the back story of one of the characters (the vampire Lola Vita), which was drawn by Ron Salas. This appears in the game, and if you spring for the deluxe bundle of Wailing Heights, it includes the soundtrack and high-res comics/artbook. You can purchase the game on Steam at 2pm today.

  • games

    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…

  • games

    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.

  • Reviews

    WoW, a review

    Those of you who like video or online computer games probably noticed that the most popular massively multiplayer online role-playing game (MMORPG) in the world, World of Warcraft (WoW), released an expansion to its system in early December, called Cataclysm. Richmond and Vicky at the Hi-Ex! Blog asked me to review the game, and I was happy to oblige. My review went up yesterday. I’ve been an irregular player of WoW for a few years. Whenever I’m very busy I don’t play it at all, as there is no bigger thief of time than WoW when you really get stuck into it. I played more often than usual during the…