Punchbag Artists is an article I was working on for something like 6 weeks and grew in scope and length. With a nudge from Kent of Second Person Shooter, I decided it might have a better home on a gaming site bigger than this one. It’s just been published on Resolution Magazine. Please go read. You may be fooled by my real name of Joel Goodwin.
It wouldn’t have been possible without the frank contributions from the following people and it’s a shame so many words ended up on the cutting room floor. In alphabetical order, thanks to:
- Paul Eres (Radical Poesis & Games)
- Dan Marshall (Zombie Cow) after he got back from having a nice holiday, I haven’t had a nice holiday, you know
- Edmund McMillen (playing himself)
- Gabe Newell (Valve)
- Chris Park (Arcen Games) despite the birth of his son
- Derek Smart (3000AD)
A special thank you to Caspian Prince (Puppygames) whose response couldn’t be worked into the final article.
And a last but not least extra special mention goes to Kent yet again who provided a last minute review when my writing group was unable to assemble. Last we heard, Kent was interviewing Mixed Martial Arts fighters somewhere in Hong Kong. We pray for his safe return to polite society.
Also – if you are the APB developer who attended Dev Days Cambridge last October, please feel free to drop me a line.