I’m typing this on an iPad, as a train takes me from Edinburgh to York. It’s sixteen minutes late from Edinburgh – I have eight minutes between the original York arrival time and the York departure of the third of four trains which are to take me from Dundee to Redgrave, home. Bloody delays.
And yes, as much as being stranded in a city of bizarre accents for about an hour longer than I wanted is on my mind, I’m mainly thinking about how £10 for 24 hours of only-decent internet accent is shocking, and how using the iPad keyboard to type is like using a worn ball mouse to point and click. It fundamentally works, but it sucks.
But I’m happy! I’m going home, where parents, pets and friends reside, and morning wake ups and having to prepare my own meals don’t. Where my bed is more comfortable (put a single, sharp spike on my Dundee flat’s bed and it’d be an improvement) and my room is… well, more compact, so that doesn’t count as a plus.
There’s also events and places I’ll get to go again. Car boot sales – got an original Game Boy and copy of Tetris for 50p at the last one I went to. Summer fetes, the nature reserve, Norwich… Er, ew.
It’ll be a good couple of weeks though, definitely.
Other subject time! I’m slowly but surely working on a new issue of RekameMag (search it on GMC if you’re interested, iPad’s copy and pasting is diabolical). Got three articles and two reviews so far; Darrell “Dadio” Flood may be working on another article.
Anyways, to cut a long story short, I’m open to any and all decent Rekame-page-long articles and reviews to put into it. I figure having a variety of people doing content would be cooler than all just me jabbering on. Of course, I CAN do it all by myself, but yeah. Thought I’d quickly mention that since it may not be a huge amount of time until I throw it out.
If you are interested, comment here, email me or add me on MSN at nal(at)nalgames(dot)com, or add my Skype account, nal-games. As long as the quality is decent enough I’ll slap it right in.
Last topic is naturally game making. I’ve not done anything for over two months, mainly because Innoquous 4 blew my load. Though it’s not done quite as well as I’d hoped, it’s respectable enough, and those that played it did enjoy it. It second placed in one of the last Bytejacker Free Indie Rapid Fires, sandwiching itself between two excellent-looking games.
I’d rather like to enter the GMC Jam, but that comes entirely down to self-motivation and whether I’ll have time, given it’s over two of the first three days I’m home. If that doesn’t happen, I’m sure I’ll be able to conjure up some sort of quick inspiration burst at some point in the near future. I don’t like game making droughts!
Anyway, that’s all for the day. I’m either going to enjoy the countryside or watch a filthy comedy film now. Guess which one.