New Adventures!

I’ve got a new job! I started today as the Art Director at Payload Studios on TerraTech.

If you want to take a look at it, there’s a Demo and an Early Access version of the game on Steam already.

I’ve never worked on a game that’s already playable, should be fun! 😉


Art Academy: Atelier

“Art Academy: Atelier” has a launch date! The latest and certainly the most ambitious of the Art Academy games will be out on the Wii U on the 26th of June. It was a long time coming but there have been a lot of very talented people working on the game both at Headstrong and Nintendo and I think we have made something very special.


Looking forward, as ever, to see the artwork that all the people who use it come up with.

“Dynamic Storytelling” at the London Book Fair

I did a talk this week at the London Book Fair about Dynamic Storytelling.



Homeric epithets, Beowulf, Mummers Plays, Pantomime, the advent of mass media, D&D, text adventures, Bioware’s RPG’s, Fighting Fantasy gamebooks, non-linear branching hierarchy’s, Benedict Cumberbatch photo bombing himself, Turing Tests, postulating a virtual Homer and Pop-Up Tales!

Lots of fun and there were more people at the end of the talk than there were at the beginning, which was unexpected 😉

Even got Tweeted about by the London Book Fair!




Some of pitches I’ve been working in the last year have just been announced by the company I work for Headstrong Games.

Seeker a Sci-Fi ARPG…

Sno a 3rd person adventure game set in an icy world where you clear away the snow to usher in spring…


…& Pop-Up Tales a word swapping puzzle adventure set in a Pop-Up Book world.

It’s been a lot of fun getting to grips with Unity.

Art Academy Sketchpad

The latest game I’ve worked on at Headstrong for Nintendo is out: Art Academy Sketchpad.

There’s already lots of people using it, and they’re doing so impressive work. If you’re not part of the Miiverse you can see some of the art people are making with it here;

New Art Academy

The game I’ve been working on at Headstrong for the last year and a bit, has finally been anounced by Nintendo.

It’s been a great project to be involved in and I think the team at Headstong & Nintendo have managed to produce something quite special. I’m looking forward to the release next month and seeing what people make of all the new features and lessons.