A Game and a Nomination

I’ve been a bit quiet on the blog front of late, but it’s for good reason (for once). I’ve been doing some of yer actual genuine, bona fide, ye olde creative writing.

I’ve entered my new (third) game into Spring Thing, which is a more informal kind of contest than IFComp (and thanks to all who played Ostrich in that last year. If you didn’t, it’s available here if you fancy giving it a go). I would encourage everyone to have a play of a few (or all!) the games and see what’s what.

My game is The Devil and the Mayor. You play as a devil summoned Up Top to make deals with humans and help them damn themselves even more than they already are. It’s a lot lighter than Ostrich, closer in tone to my first game, Understudied. So expect a fair bit of silliness and the option for escalating mayhem.

If and when you have given it a go, feel free to let me know what you think in the comments here or over on Twitter.

The other thing that’s been going on is with my short film, The Accident. You can read a bit more about that particular chestnut here, but the tl;dr version is: it’s an 8 minute black comedy which I wrote and co-starred in alongside Kellie Higgins, who also directed it. The other weekend was the first public screening at the finale awards gala night of the Crystal Palace International Film Festival. A world premiere, if you like. But wait, there’s more…

The Accident has been selected for the Unrestricted View Film Festival taking place later this month. When the brochure was published I scrolled through a few short film evenings trying to find when The Accident would be showing… and then I found it. It’s on the 27th April, showing in an actual cinema, and it’s on a programme of award-nominated shorts. Quite what award it’s been nominated for I don’t yet know but I’m pretty happy about that.

So, normal service resuming with some CRFC posts in the not too distant future. And I might even treat you to some videogame content following a brilliant trip to EGX Rezzed last week.

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