Archive - Writing

Women of Xal

4 March 2017 by , No Comments

Just recently, a visual novel by my friends over at Project Trinity just got fully funded on Kickstarter. I couldn’t be happier for them – and I’m especially honoured to be able to lend my humble voice to this awesome project. Women of Xal follows the story of Xjena, a young woman competing to inherit […]

On roleplaying LGBT characters (and fanboying about Jade Empire)

4 March 2017 by , No Comments

I recently found out that, once upon a time, Bioware was planning to make a sequel to Jade Empire but stopped after they were bought out by EA. From a business perspective, I can’t say that I blame them. The game never quite took off like Mass Effect and Dragon Age did, after all, but […]

Three Heroes at the PC gamer weekender!

25 February 2017 by , No Comments

Can’t believe I almost forgot to update the site with this news! So, all of us here at the NFTS got to visit the PC Gamer Weekender – and, what’s more, we actually got to exhibit our work there. It was a pretty scary experience to be sure, especially since we were just opposite the […]

Suicide Squad review

30 August 2016 by , No Comments

I’ve been sitting here trying to think of a nice thing to say at the beginning of my Suicide Squad review and, after much deliberation, the best thing I can say about it is, “It’s not as bad as everybody says.” Not exactly a quote that’ll end up on the Blu-Ray cover but I don’t […]

Jason Bourne film review

7 August 2016 by , No Comments

The inherent problem with Jason Bourne as a character and, by extension, every movie he appears in is that he has no reason to keep existing after he solves his problems. He’s not like James Bond, a classy-looking attack dog Great Britain can point in the general direction of a soon-to-be-mauled problem, he’s just a […]

Fire Emblem Fates: Conquest review

4 August 2016 by , No Comments

Once upon a time, there was a franchise called Fire Emblem. It was a rather unique little strategy role-playing game, since every unit you could recruit had a name and a backstory and died for good if you lost them. It was a great series but it never quite made Nintendo’s A-List and, for a […]

Ghostbusters 2016 review

21 July 2016 by , No Comments

I am disappointed to say that the new Ghostbusters movie is bad. It’s unfunny, it’s unfocused, and undeniably struggles to carve out any sort of identity for itself – and yet, somehow, I can’t quite bring myself to hate it in the same way that I’ve hated other bad movies. There’s just enough kind-of-okay ideas […]

Space Samurai Survival

12 July 2016 by , No Comments

I am exceptionally proud to be able to present my first completed game on the NFTS Games Design and Development MA, Space Samurai Survival! The rules of the game are simple. You’re a samurai, you’re in space, there’s an endless horde of robotic enemies coming at you, and you’ve got to best them all by […]

Hugh Jackman: HughJackolypse review

22 May 2016 by , No Comments

Surprisingly, after eating up 90% of the screen time in Hugh Jackman: Hughs of Jackman Past, Hugh Jackman has very little to do with this movie beyond a rather token cameo that serves no purpose other than to ruin everyone’s efforts to try and sort some sort of continuity out in these movies. At this […]

Batman v Superman review

2 April 2016 by , No Comments

This movie was a real rollercoaster of a flick. For every rise to awesomeness, there was an awkward drop into awfulness. It goes up and down so much that the only thing I can really score it is a middle-of-the-road 5/10. Our story hook is quite decent enough. The flick takes place 18 months after […]