The Chinese Room have recently announced their next game, Still Wakes the Deep. Set at Christmas 1975 on an oilrig off the coast of Scotland, the oilrig workers have drilled into something that didn’t really appreciate it.
I’m not into the horror genre at all, but I will certainly be watching closely the development of this game.
A few weeks ago, I signed up for a Minecraft server with Shockbyte. Reuben, Joshua and Isaac have been playing Minecraft for about six or seven years, and having our own server means that we can all play together safely* with our friends without Joe Public sabotaging our world.
*Note: If you do sign up for your own server, at Shockbyte or elsewhere, do make sure you switch on ‘whitelisting’. This allows you to specify exactly which users are permitted to use your server. Otherwise, there are hackers who are scanning for available Minecraft server IP addresses and they will come in and vandalise your carefully created environment. We know this from personal experience, having been visited by someone with the helpful username ‘UGotTrolled’. Honestly, they’re worse than creepers!
It has been great fun! At times almost contemplative, crafting a small wooden rowing boat and setting out on this largely unspoiled world. In a strange way, I felt a sense of what it must have been like for those great adventurers setting out to discover new lands.
LEGO Ideas allows fans to submit their own creations which can be voted up and, if selected by LEGO, released as official LEGO sets.
A recent submission is this wonderful Mr Benn set featuring three terraced houses on Festive Road, the magical shop that transports Mr Benn on his adventures plus—as if by magic—the mysterious shopkeeper.
I have long been a fan of maps. As a teenager, my bedroom ceiling was completely covered with maps from National Geographic magazines. I often rearranged the furniture in my room but for the most time I slept beneath France.
Dungeon Scrawl is a free, online resource for quickly creating old school dungeon crawler maps for RPG games (or just for fun!). It features: