- 737 4 maart 2013 EN
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.
After the previous week’s dramatic after-deadline dip, last week was OK. While waiting for feedback on my upcoming novel De verdwijners from the ‘persklaarmaker’ (a specific type of proofreader), I went through my manuscript slowly, tweaking it slightly and color coding it by character and subject.
On Tuesday, I met up with game designer and friend Sander van der Vegte, who is now really nearby on a near-daily basis, at his desk in the Hubbub office in the Dutch Game Garden. We had noodles for lunch. By the way, Sander is doing weeknotes now, too!
That night I visited Rogier Kahlmann in Weesp. We reminisced about the Bashers.nl days, and talked about future plans: we both like fiction writing and are also dabbling in the production side of games. Bashers may be gone, but the world is not yet rid of us!
On Wednesday, I went to Schiphol-Rijk to play the new SimCity for a few hours. Later in the week, I worked that into an article for nrc.next, which will appear this week. The piece goes into how this game series is really about system dynamics.
That afternoon, I went to the BNR radio studio in Amsterdam, where I talked about the PlayStation 4 in Herbert Blankesteijn’s BNR Digitaal. Last week’s show (in Dutch) is online for your enjoyment, my item starts at 3:30.
On Friday I went to Amsterdam again. First I had coffee with Fredo Houben, who I’m planning to start a podcast with, then I went to a presentation of the upcoming BioShock Infinite, which made a great impression on me. I also interviewed director of animation Shawn Robertson.
That night, I started playing the new Tomb Raider, finishing it the next night. Then on Sunday night, I wrote my review, which will also appear in nrc.next this week.