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.
I’ve just declassified my Just Cause shots, since the game is long out. The plot of the game is that the CIA want to overthrow the government of this island nation to destabilise the area and allow them to put their ruler of choice into power. Their modus operandi for this is to drop you, from a plane. They figure you’ll take it from there. You literally do – you control that skydive, and everything from that point on, and you’re basically incredible.
I’m riding a weaponless civilian jet-ski along a winding river with three gunboats following me, three helicopter gunships slamming missiles into the water all around, and the military about to dispatch fighter jets to take me down. I have a grappling hook. And these guys are so, so screwed.
In a minute or two everything is a flaming wreck except the best helicopter, which I am flying, at an altitude of five inches, in pursuit of a police boat that’s arrived to investigate the carnage. I pull up, jump from the cockpit to the boat, and kick the cop out of it as the chopper doubles backwards and crashes upside-down, blades-first into a group of troops lining the coast to get a shot at me, and I zoom off into the open ocean. This is normal for a Tuesday.
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The_B: But what about a Thursday eh?
Timmargh: I'd hate to see what you'd be like before you've had your morning coffee ...
links for 2006-12-02 « Constitution Hill: [...] that optical pathway delay is not the explanation for dÃƒÂ©jÃƒÂ vu. (tags: science culture) ‘James’ plays Just Cause IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢m riding a weaponless civilian jet-ski along a wi [...]
HyperKUltra: Ho-Lee Jesus.
What’s Wrong With Just Cause?, by Tom Francis: [...] don’t think I wrote about it here much at the time, because it wasn’t publicly out when I was really into it, but Just Cause is one [...]