Games Me Work

How long?

Too long. I’ve been busy though. Well, busyish. What have I been up to?

At work I took a trip up to Newcastle to see Northumbria SU before the Easter break and since we’ve been back we’ve moved back to the SU*. As a farewell treat I undertook a two-night baking marathon and churned out (slightly disappointing) lemon cupcakes, not bad vegan truffles, and bloody awesome breadsticks (half baba ganoush, half roasted pepper and tomato).

At home I’ve reclaimed my office and my garden. I threw out a *lot* of crap, I think I’m almost through the boxes from my house-move 5/6 years ago, and the garden is tip-top, just need to decide what to plant. Salad leaves and potato sets for definite and I’m thinking beetroot for something interesting?

I’ve backed a hell of a lot on Kickstarter. Viking worker placement, witch trials, surviving (or joining) the mutant apocalypse and, most importantly, Rahdo Runs Through probably the best online board game resource you’ll ever find (still 12 hours to back!).

I ran the Leam 10k, 53:18 this year (I guessed I’d do 53-54 minutes this year based on how much training I’d done) so some work to be done for my next run. I’ve got 10ks lined up in May and June but I think May is my best shot.

That’s probably it for now! Oh, and I’m getting really excited about Age of Ultron :)

* Mixed feelings about this, which seems silly given how reticent I was to move out. I think it took so long to settle at the new place that once we were settled the idea of fresh upheaval wasn’t too attractive. Also in our new office I got to sit next to Lizzie who’s pretty badass and now I don’t anymore. Anyway. On the bright side my hairdressers is just downstairs so I can stop cutting my own hair…

Clothes/Fashion Funny

The Gentleman’s Single-Use Monocle



If you haven’t heard of Broodhollow you should probably clear the rest of your day. Broodhollow is “a cosmic horror adventure comic set in the 1930s, done in the style of comics from that era” by Kris Straub (if you don’t know Kris Straub instantly check out chainsawsuit).

I lapped up the first chapter of Broodhollow (Curious Little Thing) but I’ve been saving Angleworm for a special treat on a cold winter’s evening in front of the fire. And that time is almost upon is.

The Kickstarter for physical copies of Broodhollow Vol 2 (Angleworm) is up and well worth your money. Not sure if you want to spend any money? Don’t worry, you can read the whole thing, right now, for free. The Kickstarter isn’t to fund the writing of the strip, the whole thing exists and you can read it right now. First page to the last.

And if you’re still not convinced it’s worth a look tell me Cadavre isn’t just the best.

Advertising Computer Games

Probably the best game trailer (and Kickstarter video) *ever*

I’d forgotten what game adverts were like in the 90s. This is genuinely amazing.

The whole KS page is worth a read if you ever played a pirated FPS that required 5 floppy discs.

You survived the hell demons of DOOM, the pure evil of QUAKE and the insane Nazi regime of WOLFENSTEIN 3D. But nothing can prepare you for the depravity of deep space in STRAFE®.**


*The threat level STRAFE® poses to humanity is not currently quantifiable.

**Hardcore players only. Not recommended for children or elderly.

***If STRAFE® does melt your CPU, please send us a picture of the damage, so we can post it on Twitter. @STRAFEGAME

****STRAFE® will not literally kill you. Most likely. If by coincidence death does occur during a STRAFE® session, number one, what better way to go out, and two, we do not accept liability or responsibility. If you’re worried about the effects of hardcore gaming on your health, we encourage you to consider our $10,000 reward tier.


******Developing STRAFE® is a greater accomplishment, but that is not an accessible goal for you.