mercoledì 28 settembre 2011

:encouraging comments about Beyond the Mirror

"I super-like this game. Playing it feels like a creeped out 70s SF story about what it means to be human in a world where being human doesn't matter.

A lot of games, I like them but I play them maybe once. Beyond the Mirror is a game I have and will play again and again."

-Ben Lehman, of Polaris, Bliss Stage, and The Drifter's Escape

"An exploration of what it is to be human, in the grand tradition of Blade Runner. A game that puts you in the shoes of the hunted, while keeping you guessing all the while whether you are the predator or the prey."

-Emily Care Boss, author of Breaking the Ice, Shooting the Moon, and Under My Skin

Whenever I re-read these comments I just feel great! Thanks for the encouragement guys!

martedì 13 settembre 2011

:GnoccoCON 2011

Somewhere in the deep wild farmlands (believe me. You see them, it makes sense) of Reggio Emilia, September 2011.

I love cons. I love meeting old time friends and new people. I find it especially enriching when people come from the US or UK and join our little events here in Italy, as they always bring new and different points of view.
This time I had the pleasure to meet Gregor Hutton, author of 3:16 Carnage Amongst the Stars, Remember Tomorrow and Best Friends with whom I had some nice talk.
And it was yet another great occasion to playtest my game, Beyond the Mirror. I must say, I felt deeply touched by the enthusiasm people showed for this project, and their insight and suggestions were simply great.
So thank you to Mauro, Luca, Stefano, Francesco, Barbara, Alessio and Alberto for playing!
The day I finish this game doesn't feel so far away after all...

sabato 3 settembre 2011

:A major cleanup and a new site

I'm proud to announce that my game, Beyond the Mirror, has finally reached its final stage, and apart from some polishing up of the text and preparation of the graphic side of the project, the game itself is finished.
I created a website for my creations, where you'll find more info about Beyond the Mirror and other upcoming project, and you can access it by clicking the link below:

The Chiseled Gear Homepage

I'll keep on posting here for updates, events and other cool stuff!