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.
To anyone who nominated me for a Games Media Award. I am a finalist! With any other award it’d be corny and false to say the nomination is what counts, but with GMAs that’s actually true. Like last year, the nominations are open to the public but the judging is by a panel of games media types and PRs. I’d love to win this year, but I’ll be honest, I’m not super concerned about my popularity among games media types and PRs. The really nice thing is to have a bunch of people put your name forward out of the blue.
In return, I will try to be slightly less inadequate over the next week about posting stuff, both here and on PCG. Starting with some fun news from Valve about Team Fortress 2 I’ve only just had time to write up, and a short series of stupid posts here that have nothing to do with anything. Yes. This plan makes sense.
If you are a judge, you don’t have to vote for me, but you should definitely vote for:
Jonas: Stop laughing at poor Jaz :(
Garg: A while back I was considering stopping my sub to PCG, but the addition of Rich and Jaz changed that. They're both rather good writers, and often splendidly funny. Oh and I need my monthly dose of They're Back. Hope Rich wins.
Joe!: Jaz is a good writer but I used to follow his blog and he sounded like a pre-pubescent emo self-harmer in some of his posts. Glad to see he's got the success his talent warrants though.
Dan: Who is the fella on the left of the photo there? I met him once at a game launch. Proper rude twat.
Tom Francis: I know the face but don't have a name to attach to it. Next to him is Eidos PR Rich Eddie, who's lovely.