Christmas Countdown

November 17, 2017

Each day, Sleuthhounds: The Yuletide Tail is getting closer and closer to completion. While I'm not yet ready to set a firm release date for the game I have reached the point in development where it becomes meaningful to countdown the list of all the outstanding items that need to be completed. Read More

Short Story Published: Rites and Responsibilities

November 10, 2017

The Doctor Who Project is a Canadian run website that took up the mantle of telling ongoing Doctor Who stories when the original, classic series went off the air in 1986. The TDWP (for short) continued the Doctor’s adventures, creating their own Doctor’s following on from the seventh, Sylvester McCoy. In recent weeks, they’ve been releasing stories for their forty-first season including, I’m pleased to say, one of mine. Read More

The Halloween Deception – Post Mortem, Part 2

November 3, 2017

Last week I started my post mortem review of the development of Sleuthhounds: The Halloween Deception. In it I examined the origins of the ideas for the game and how those ideas evolved and changed during development to come to the game as it’s realized today. In this concluding installment of the blog I’ll go into the development process itself to see what went well, what didn’t, and what lessons can be taken from this game to apply to future ones. Let’s start by getting the “bad news” out of the way first. Read More

The Halloween Deception – Post Mortem, Part 1

October 27, 2017

Sleuthhounds: The Halloween Deception released in time for Halloween 2016. With Halloween drawing near again it was a good time to replay the game in preparation for a post mortem on what went right, what went wrong, and what development lessons could be learned from the creation of that game. To further prepare, I also reviewed early design notes and the issue list from the game and reminded myself of things that I had completely forgotten. Read More

On Sale: The Halloween Deception

October 20, 2017

Halloween is fast approaching once again, but for some it can’t get here soon enough. To help you get into the Halloween mood a little early the Sleuthhounds – The Halloween Deception computer game is on sale through November fourth. Read More