Okay, okay... I promise to talk about other things sometime soon. I do other things than talk about video games, I swear. I have a half-dozen crafts and creations on the go at any given time, you'd think I'd post about those. But, I (finally) finished Alan Wake and I think I should cover it while it's fresh.
Alan Wake is a psychological action horror game, made out of equal parts Stephen King and Twilight Zone, with a sprinkling of Max Payne for gameplay. Just a pinch. It all bakes together to make a delicious little game that breaks down cooking metaphors almost immediately. This game presents a compelling, unfolding horror story that evolves over six chapters to make you seriously question what, if anything, is real. It's an experience, and one well worth having. This is one of those games we can point to, as a community, and say "Here is art. Here is the power of the Story" in more ways than one.
Thursday, 31 May 2012
Tuesday, 29 May 2012
"Oh, no thanks. I'm not a fan. I just like things that happen at midnight."
Sunday, 27 May 2012
this story has gritty, serious violence. This story is not for everyone. It's also not an example of my best work, and to be honest I'm not really happy with it. However, I can't keep everything back just because it's sub-par. Maybe I'll revisit this idea in the future, try and pin it down. We'll see. With that in mind, I present...
The Serpent's Curse
Thursday, 24 May 2012
Tuesday, 22 May 2012
|Minor disclaimer: I wrote this on my phone, on the bus from Kingston to Toronto. So there may be some errors. I blame my thumbs.|
In every story you see a dichotomy. Good versus evil, right and wrong, easy or hard. Superman and his various tales are no different. However they can be, on occasion, very sneaky about it. Dastardly, even.
Cunning. Yes, that's it. Cunning.
Sunday, 20 May 2012
Time for round two, Short Story Sunday makes its return! May I present the strange, sad tale of a man who, for all his incredible kinds of super-vision, is blind. A note: these are essentially first drafts I'm putting up here. If anyone would like to take a stab at editing and the like for me, I'd love to talk to you.
Thursday, 17 May 2012
Oooooooh! Oooga booga!
Tuesday, 15 May 2012
Sunday, 13 May 2012
Welcome to the first instalment of the Short Story Sunday feature here at Rubber Chicken Studios. Every Sunday we'll feature a very short story, from whatever genre takes me at the time. I hope you enjoy! This week's instalment is called "Hunter/Hunted", and hopefully has a fun surprise for you.