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.
Jepp: 1) Please keep critiquing games by building new ones :)...
Chris Kilgariff: Hey, This game needs to be a mobile phone...
Andrew: Just linked the book club to you, boosting your...
Tristan: Looks awesome Tom
I hope you are able to make another video, and its great that you guys over at PCG are able to supplement the podcast with this kind of thing.
Diffractionman: I've been playing Forged alliance again thanks to you. I realise how much I missed it and the thrill of planning out a base. You know how people say that food tastes better when you cooked it yourself? Well to me, base building is kind of like that, but you're building massive experimental artillery instead of a cake.
Though what I love most about SupCom is how many ways there are to win. And how different types of gamers will often find something they like in it. So 7 of you vs 1 very tough AI is a video that I really want to see :)
FraktuRe: Post the video and we shall be eternally grateful :P
Kris: Now that's just plain teasing us.
Chris: If you don't have time for a video atleast give us a run down of the game!
GaGrin: If I didn't have a chronic problem with buying more games than I can actually find the time to play, I'd have picked this up on the strength of the previous vid alone.
Looking forward to more on this, seeing these played by people who know what they're doing is more entertaining than me getting my arse handed to me anyway.
Matthew: Replay file! Replay file!
However a commentary video would be appreciated, either is good.
TooNu: Off topic: Tom are you able to stab somebody in the face over at Eidos about this region lock thing? I've waited YEARS for this game and the week before release tehy do this region lock crap, so now my retail augmented edition from Amazon.so.uk is looking to be a huge let down, and I only live in bloody Sweden!
TooNu: of topic again: Good work Mr.Tom Francis, they changed their minds about the region locking.
Tom Francis: Any time.
Nonomu198: Tom, I'd be interested to see a match between you guys. No AI, just two teams of PC Gamer staff smashing each others' bases, then being angry at each other.
Tom Francis: Yeah, the 'angry at each other' part is why we don't do that. Personally I don't think I've ever really enjoyed an RTS against a human. I feel bad if I win, annoyed if I lose.