Saturday, November 06, 2004

My Greatest Creation Yet! - Nov 6th, 2004

I’ve just finished a nine-month project and it came in on time and budget. It’s the sort of project that will have an ongoing (and rather expensive) running cost, but will bring an immeasurable amount of joy. Actually, the amount of work I did on the project was pretty small, I contributed half the original ideas, then sat back and watched it progress.

My baby daughter Ella Elizabeth has entered the world.

Like all doting fathers, I have to say she’s the most beautiful thing in the world. And in a complete act of geekery she even has her nursery lined with TY the Tasmanian Tiger wall paper. No, I’m not so sad that I would do such a thing. It was actually my wife who insisted on it. She’s a well-rounded, completely sane person and who is quite un-geeky. She’s incredibly proud of TY and wanted our daughter to have something special... that, and she wanted to get the wallpaper done before the TV show airs and we’d have to license the rights for wallpaper J

I’m curious to see how Ella’s birth will affect the way I design games. Recently, with the TY series, I have moved toward more kid friendly games. I wonder if she’ll keep me in that area? One thing’s for sure, if she does play games I’ll probably want to develop family friendly co-operative games. The idea of playing as TY and her playing as Shazza on a PS3, with both of us working together to save the world, sounds kind of cool. We’ll have to wait and see what happens.

Oh, and in other news, TY the Tasmanian Tiger 2: Bush Rescue has hit the stores on PS2, Xbox, Gamecube and GBA. It’s getting good reviews and is selling well. But that’s another story for another Game Musings!