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99 Crazy ways to order a pizza —

If using a touch-tone, press random numbers while ordering. Ask the person taking the order to stop doing that. Make up a charge-card name. Ask if they accept it. Use CB lingo where applicable. Order a Big Mac Extra Value Meal. Terminate the call with, “Remember, we never had this conversation.” Tell the order taker […]

Boulderdash finally finished —

I started working on a Boulderdash remake back in 2017 and it was pretty much one of my first games that I worked on solo when I switched to working with Gamemaker Studio 2. Readers who’ve seen some of the first blog entries here will have seen that I was actually going guns blazing putting […]

Time to start work on a new game —

I’ve been thinking about starting a new game outside of the competition ones that I’ve been doing for the last couple of years finally. The deadlines that have been imposed from writing competition games has increased my productivity massively during this time and, for the Six competitions I worked on a game, I delivered for […]

Syntax Bomb Xmas Magazine Issue 1 —

The Syntax bomb website (where all my recent competition games have been submitted) have released a Xmas annual – their 1st one. Hopefully there will be many more to come. In there Creepy Crawlies is covered in a retrospective of the recent Mix-it-Up competition and also a condensed excerpt of the first Two chapters of […]