James Wallis levels with you

Posts Tagged ‘retro’

Tache Gordon —

I’m growing a tache. For charity. September is the month of TACHEBACK, a sponsored grow-a-moustache event organised by Everyman to raise money to fight male cancers. And for the first time since an ill-advised beard in my early 20s, I’m going hirsute to help. This, of course, means I need your sponsorship. You can follow […]

The room is spinning very gently —

Have a look at Prakbot. Take my word for it, it is unutterably cool. It may seem a bit techy, but what it boils down to is this: lately I’ve been playing The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy (Infocom, 1984) over Skype. They (Ben and Mind Candy) don’t seem to have released it into the wild yet, […]

"But surely Baron…!" —

Evidently I’ve mentioned my 1998 game The Extraordinary Adventures of Baron Munchausen enough times to build up sufficient Googlejuice to bring search-queries to this blog, so I should probably talk about what’s happening with the new edition of the game. First of all, a bit of history. My name, as you know, is James Wallis. […]

Why ‘Cope’? —

I’ve learned a lot from video games, but ‘cope’ is the best lesson: basic, profound and absolutely to the point. My schooling came from Sonic the Hedgehog (Sega, 1991), the original, not just a classic but a masterpiece of every element of game design. For those who have never played it, the game starts with […]