64wrimo: Camp II

Posted by F1ak3r on July 15, 2013, 3:10 p.m.

Today's the halfway point. I got distracted by Steam games, so my nice headstart has quietly slipped away, but maybe I can make it up. We'll have to see.

Novel(la)s, participants, wordcounts, synopsises, excerpts (where applicable)

URP by CyrusRoberto: 20 773 (4 638 since July 1)/50000

Fenced Fencer …

64wrimo: Camp I

Posted by F1ak3r on July 9, 2013, 4:35 a.m.

And here we are at week two. Take a deep breath of that fresh mountain air and try not to fall off.

I grabbed some extra stuff off everyone's pages on the site because this blog didn't look meaty enough. Hope that's okay with y'all. Also, congrats to Kilin and …

Diver 2.0: A Demo

Posted by F1ak3r on July 5, 2013, 11:14 a.m.

Diver 2.0: Electric Boogaloo

In the long forgotten past age that the natives called "2009", I began work on a game called "Diver". The concept was quite simple: you're a diver who collects gold underwater and brings it back up to the surface, but the more gold you have the …

64wrimo: Base Camp

Posted by F1ak3r on July 1, 2013, 7:53 a.m.

While http://campnanowrimo.org delights in making cutesy summer camp references, I thought I'd go with another camp metaphor: climbing a mountain1. We'll start here, with the base camp blog, and then make another every week, or at another interval. I'll take care of this week's administration, and then we …

Unsorted #3 (Ascension)

Posted by F1ak3r on June 7, 2013, 6:08 p.m.

This edition of my Unsorted series is a little different from what's come before – instead of writing out a bunch of paragraphs interspersed with screenshots, I've recorded a video of myself playing the game and making stupid comments. Ascension, as it turns out, is a fairly substantial game, …

Unsorted #2 (15 Minutes, 2299)

Posted by F1ak3r on May 24, 2013, 9:07 a.m.

I finished lectures, projects, practicals, etc… for this semester today, so now it’s finally time for the second part of this series. At this rate, my game collection should be nicely organised sometime around the time I get a new PC and have to choose between not being able to …

Unsorted #1 (1st Drop)

Posted by F1ak3r on May 5, 2013, 12:59 a.m.

I’m just a little bit OCD about some things. One of those things is my freeware game collection, which I’ve maintained since about 2006.

On cold and lonely nights, you can almost hear them murmuring and whispering to each other.

When I first started it, all the games were put …

Happy Ides of March!

Posted by F1ak3r on March 15, 2013, 11:30 a.m.

…unless you're Caesar.

Pictures on Money

Posted by F1ak3r on Nov. 10, 2012, 6:15 a.m.

The new South African bank notes are all going to have Nelson Mandela's face on them.

While he's a great, important guy and all, they kinda look really boring.

And I liked the animals better than politicians' faces anyway.

To The Moon

Posted by F1ak3r on Oct. 31, 2012, 3:43 a.m.

The water is poisonous. I've had to stop myself from drinking toxic brown stuff out of the tap so many times, and I'm not terribly fond of drinking lukewarm stuff out of a cooled-down kettle. #thirdworldbutnotreallyatleastiHAVEwaterproblems

Anyway, for my second review, I'm going to be looking at an interesting little …