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The “Among Thieves” Effect – On Sequels and Franchises in Gaming and Movies

February 10, 2011


Sequels are a phenomenon of popular culture. It’s something everybody loves to hate. They’re unnecessary–just another piece of proof that capitalism is destroying art in all its forms, turning it into derivative, unimaginative, uncreative, food for the masses. Carbon copies of the so-called “tried and true” ideas which a studio or publisher believes it can […]

Slicing it up – Scares in Dead Space

February 1, 2011


Finding movies that scare you is pretty easy. For one, the viewer is always in the role of the helpless onlooker, doomed to yell at the screen at best, unable to react to whatever horrific situations may unfold. Finding a game that scares you in a similar way usually is a lot harder. For one, […]

The Heavy Smog Timeline

January 17, 2009


This is the timeline of my cyberpunk setting ‘Heavy Smog’. It’s rather roughly translated from German, and still has a lot of holes in it. Still it gives a good impression of what Heavy Smog is all about. For more of this, and the ones of you able to comprehend the German language, visit the […]


January 15, 2009


So. Where do we… begin? A mission statement is probably a good thing, a good starting point. What do I want to do with this? Where do I want this to go? First and foremost, I’m making this blog, to force myself writing down all the ideas I’m having. What ideas? Ideas about games. Games […]