Week 730

What’s this? I’m blogging about my work on a weekly basis – a simple way to track and archive whatever it is I spend my time on.

Last week I was still rewriting my upcoming novel De verdwijners. I kind of discovered that changing everything incrementally in the first 33 chapters means that you have to start from scratch for the last 6. I’m getting there, though. Maybe one more week?

Otherwise, this was Official PlayStation Magazine week. First of all, I wrote a new retro column, about the PS2 game Jak & Daxter. On Friday morning, I conducted an interview with Richard Boeser, the creator of the PS3 puzzle platform game Ibb & Obb. It was an experiment to do it via Skype text chat, but I think it turned out quite well. And on Saturday, I had lunch with Youri Loedts, the Belgian editor of OPM, who shares so many interests with me it’s almost scary.

On Monday I visited Two Tribes, the Amersfoort-based studio I’m helping out with the upcoming Toki Tori 2. I sat in on the meeting where everyone shared their ideas on where the game could be improved, now that the holidays are over and they have some extra weeks to finish the game. I also prepared for video interviews with some of the team members, that we’re shooting the coming week.

Finally, I wrote a column for nrc.next, about Endgame: Syria, a digital card game about the civil war in Syria. It appeared on Friday, and can also be found online: De burgeroorlog in Syrië komt niet in de App Store.