Sven Plays is back!

Hello folks! Things are still going great over here in the land of tea and crumpets! As usual I’ve been kept busy with my work on Starbound. I’ve even been posting daily updates on a regular basis over on the game’s website. That said, Starbound isn’t the only thing I’ve been working on. I’ve finally returned to my YouTube channel with new Sven Plays episodes, starting with Outlast: Whistleblower!

The haitus ended up being a good deal longer than I anticipated but I decided it had been long enough and I should just get some stuff out there again. This has required some caveats on my part, which may or may not rear their heads as time goes on. Read the rest of this entry »

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Life, Work & Games In London

It’s been nearly four months now since I moved to the UK. I’ve settled pretty completely into my new London lifestyle, and honestly I’m a little surprised at how easily that change has come about. I guess I didn’t feel like I’d handle the transition as well as I did, being away from my family and friends in Australia is a big change after all. Luckily I already had a bunch of good friends waiting for me when I arrived.

My work in the Chucklefish office has been an absolute pleasure. I never go in feeling like I don’t want to be there, and often hang back late to finish up whatever I’m working on. My productivity on Starbound has improved markedly, especially since I’m now able to get support for any issues I run into very quickly because I can turn around and ask a programmer right then and there, rather than waiting for a fix to come several hours later. Everyone’s honestly just been really great to spend time with, in and out of the office.

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Halfway: Hitting Steam in less than a week!

So I’m finally free to reveal the trailer I’ve been working on, and talk about the game said trailer is promoting! This is Halfway, a turn-based strategy title developed by Robotality, a two man team (of brothers, in fact) who have done some truly exceptional work. Check out the trailer for a quick primer!

It’s not really possible for me to give an unbiased opinion, seeing as I was the one who put this trailer together. That said, after having played the game through in full I wouldn’t feel right saying nothing when I had such a great time with it, so let me just put my two cents out there. Read the rest of this entry »

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Got some ideas. Could use some feedback!

I’ve been super busy the past few weekends helping another game developer in producing a trailer to promote the launch of their game later this month. I’m looking forward to being able to share that trailer and tell you a bit about the game soon, but all I can say for now is that I played the game through in full, and it is very good.

With said trailer done and dusted, I’m hoping to spend my weekends focusing on my YouTube channel again. I realize my viewership is very small, but it’s been a fun side-project for me this past year, and if nothing else it gives me an excuse to play more games while also being productive with my free time. I’ve even got a few Starbound videos planned right now, but wasn’t sure whether they were things people would be interested in seeing, so I’d love to hear your thoughts. Read the rest of this entry »

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Let’s put a fresh spin on an old face!

Just a quick one today guys! I simply had to share this awesome avatar that was drawn for me by the very talented Grace Liu. She’s worked with some seriously big studios, and it’s not hard to see why. You should check out the rest of her stuff over on her DeviantArt page!

Stephen

I’ll try to do a proper update soon!

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