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Going to be talking at Game Industry Conference, in October (Note – Sadly not able to attend)

September 18, 2019

(Updated – Sadly not able to make it now!)

Talking about Mars Horizon, so really looking forward to the event and the talk!

If you can’t wait and want some info now, do check out the podcast we do…


Mars Horizon Meets Rosalind Franklin (aka ExoMars Rover)

July 5, 2019

Myself and Matt (our community & marketing person) went on a trip to meet the good people of the European Space Agency and I had the nerdy, but obvious idea to record our new Mars Horizon: Blast Off! boardgame alongside one of the Rosalind Franklin aka ExoMars Rovers, which my colleague Kathryn kindly put to music…

It was exciting to demo the game to actual people working on Mars missions and everyone there was so kind. If you missed out, you can join in here. The Kickstarter update is here.

The Development of Chainsaw Warrior

June 15, 2019

Following an odd conversation at work, I dug out a flow chart that I’d made as part of the development of the classic Chainsaw Warrior. To set the scene, the game is a 1989 boardgame by Stephen Hard and published by Games Workshop where a lone cybernetic warrior has to enter a demon-infested New York to save the city. Here’s the trailer:

So the boardgame looks quite simple in terms of components;


Chainsaw Warrior Original Board Game

But it has an excellent gameplay system that is quite complex to convert;

CW flow chart

(If you click that link, you get the PDF) If that sounds of interest, do check out the podcast on it here (scroll down to the ‘deep dive’ into Chainsaw Warrior). Also you can grab the game and sequel on Steam.

Oh and there are t-shirts too! Selling fast…..

CW tshirt

Dark Future: Blood Red States smashes into Steam on 16th May!

April 23, 2019

It’s been a long time coming, but it is going to be well worth the wait! Here’s the official trailer…

And you can Wishlist the game on Steam!

Updated Dark Future Beta News!

April 15, 2019

We were due to be running the Dark Future beta last weekend, but due to issues out of our control, this didn’t happen. We’re looking to run this weekend. Either way, sign up here!

Off to GDC… #GDC2019

March 18, 2019

Today I head off to GDC. Oddly it’s the first time in over 20 years in the games industry. I’ve managed to not go before from a mix of having other projects on and not really wanting to travel that far.

If you’re going to be there, would be great to say hello – tweet me or if you’re going to be at:

  • Day of the Devs screening (19th)
  • UK Industry drink reception(UKie event, 20th)
  • ID@Xbox event (21st)

I’m there in part demoing Dark Future and Mars Horizon, so grab me if you want to see them. In part having bizdev meetings re with publishing, offering porting and more – so grab me if you want to talk that. I’m also chatting a bit re Bristol Games Hub, so also grab me if you want to chat that. (Even if none of those, say hi anyway!)

See you soon!

PS. We use Atmosfair for our flight offset.

Games Companies Cooperating – Us!

February 21, 2019

I was very pleased to be part of this announcement…

And don’t forget!

Mars Horizon: Blast Off! Rules Update

February 18, 2019

Hello all. We posted a major update to the project today – by popular demand – the rules for the game! We’re also after you feedback on them – there is a form link off the Kickstarter Update page, so please to check them out!

We also posted a video showing the core gameplay loop:

Thanks all!

Mars Horizon Blast Off is Live!

February 11, 2019

Super happy news, the card game that we’ve spun out of the main development of Mars Horizon is now live for backing! Please join us on Kickstarter!

If you’re interested in the roots of the project, see here…

Lots more to come!

Achtung! Cthulhu Tactics is on Switch

January 27, 2019


So I’m late to posting this, but it is out there on the Switch now and huge congats to the team at Auroch Digital, Ripstone and Modiphius for all the hard work getting us there!