Hello! I'm Tom. I designed a game called Gunpoint about rewiring things and punching people, I'm on a weekly gaming podcast called The Crate & Crowbar, I wrote these two short stories in the Machine of Death collections, and I used to write articles like these for PC Gamer. I'm now prototyping two new games, Heat Signature and one about grappling hooks.
Brenda: Playing with a keyboard, presing (P) to purchase does...
Mark K: Congrats Tom, from all of us who read your website. I...
Alex: The system is getting deeper and deeper, I like it :D
Short version: Gunpoint is half-price for two days, you can now upgrade between editions, and we’ve added trading cards. Here’s a video explaining all that:
I talk a bit about games vs stories: how they end up ruining each other, and how I’ve tried to avoid that in Gunpoint.
I mention the gender of the main villain in Gunpoint in this, but it won’t tell you much.
A quick update on how Gunpoint’s going.
I AM SO SORRY I LEFT AUTOFOCUS ON! I will remember to disable it next time. My camera is great at everything except detecting how far away an almost stationary human in the center of the frame is.
I asked if people wanted to make the sound effect for when you switch into Crosslink mode in Gunpoint, the view from which you can rewire how everything works. People did! Thanks, those people! I’ve made a video of me listening to some of your sounds, and reacting with a mixture of delight, horror and confusion. Continued