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.
Opens on a conversation between two unappealing men in a pickup. A few lines into it, I know I’m going to love this show. Nothing about the premise is interesting or original, and the plot of the pilot is so over-familiar it could have been traced. But smart writing shows instantly, shows constantly, and never stops being a pleasure.
You’ll spend a few episodes trying to figure out which one of the central partnership is the dopey archetype, which one’s the womaniser, which one’s the genius, which one’s the loser. Eventually I realised none of those templates fit any of these characters any better than they do real people. Basically, the hook is that it’s written by someone who doesn’t think you’re a moron or have an insultingly reductive attitude to human nature.
UberSprode: Thanks for turning me on this this. After watching the first two episodes I noticed why it was so great.
It's produced by Tim Minear, who also worked on Angel, Firefly, Wonderfalls and Dollhouse.
Terriers Again, by Tom Francis: [...] was pretty rude about the plot when writing about the pilot episode, but impressed by everything else. This is a quick update to say that, in the four episodes since [...]