Hello! I'm Tom. I designed a game called Gunpoint, about rewiring things and punching people, and now I'm working on a new one called Heat Signature, about sneaking aboard randomly generated spaceships. Here's some more info on all the games I've worked on, here's the podcast I do, here are the videos I make on YouTube, here are some of the articles I wrote for PC Gamer, and here are two short stories I wrote for the Machine of Death collections.
Genre: surrealist psychological horror.
Stars: Naomi Watts (American version of Ring), Laura Harring, Justin Theroux (apparently an Irish bad guy in the second Charlie’s Angels film).
Plot: a partially failed actress is dumped by the girlfriend who got her the few roles she ever had, for a man, and hires a hitman to have her killed. In her grief and guilt, she tries to reimagine her life in Hollywood with showbusiness gloss, but her dreams are haunted both by reality and terrifying symbols of death and dementia.
Why It’s Great:
Zeno Cosini: New Lynch film - Inland Empire - out next year. I'm pathetically over-excited already.
Jason L: I finally rented Mulholland Drive on your recommendation. I couldn't sit through it. Surrealism? Fine. Incoherence? Fine. But virtually every scene is composed of alternating shots of two people, talking flatly, about nothing, in the dark. Occasionally somebody gets chased. Utterly yuck.