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Dialogue on Steam, the IFComp and other Updates



I’ve been spending my time working on different games, including sprucing up Dialogue: A Writer’s Story, which is now on Steam! If you haven’t played it since it came out, we’ve changed a couple of things which will make playing more interesting. Read the rest of this entry »

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Posted by on September 22, 2017 in News, Video Games


The Mechanics of Dialogue

In Dialogue: A Writer’s Story, you play out a year in the life of Lucille, a writer working on her science fantasy novel, whose content is highly inspired by her neighbour Adrian’s research subject, biochemistry. Read the rest of this entry »

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Posted by on April 28, 2017 in Video Games


Dialogue and Updates


It’s been a while since I updated! I’ve been spending most of my time working on Dialogue: A Writer’s Story, which finally has a release date – November 8th! It’s been a while since I started working on this game, and it’s so good for it to finally be out. Here’s what the game is about, if you’re interested, and you can find out more from its website or buy it here. Read the rest of this entry »

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Posted by on October 29, 2016 in News, Video Games


The Broad Strokes Cooking Game

The Broad Strokes Cooking Game

For those of you who like short games (or just have five minutes to spare), the Broad Strokes Cooking Game is up on You’ve got family or friends visiting, and you want to cook something nice, like a risotto or some stew. You follow the on-screen instructions (simple things like Chop! or Stir!) and go through every step of making the recipe. The idea  is to make people feel more comfortable with the recipe after trying it a few times, since you’ll be carrying out every step (as opposed to cutting between various mini-game style steps, which doesn’t often feel as satisfying to me).

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Posted by on April 13, 2016 in News, Video Games


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Dialogue Demo


The demo version of Dialogue: A Writer’s Story is up on [Edit – the demo of Dialogue is no longer available, now that the game has released here]. If you enjoy stories, narrative games, voice acting or just everyday conversations, give it a try. If you’re still on the fence, here’s a description of the game:

In Dialogue, you play as Lucille, a writer in her mid-twenties, as she carries out conversations with her friends, family and neighbours while writing her second novel.

During the game, you’ll have many opportunities to steer the conversation one way or another, but it still follows Lucille’s story. You can experience and explore that story differently, but Lucille is still her own character, and the story cannot be largely derailed.

If you’re already familiar with story-based games, you can think of Dialogue as a cross between a visual novel and a text-based game, but that’s only scratching the surface. The game is fully voice-acted, with art inspired by European cartoons and mechanisms of interaction that unfold as the game progresses.

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Posted by on July 7, 2015 in News, Video Games


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Death by Dream


As well as working with Tea-Powered Games, I’ve been making a game of my own on the side, called Death by Dream. It’s partially inspired by entries from a dream diary I kept, modified to make for an interesting game. It’s available for free, so give Death by Dream a try and tell me what you think!

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Posted by on October 7, 2014 in News, Video Games