Indie developers Red Redemption are excited to announce that David Bishop, award-winning screen writer, Dr Who author and former editor of cult UK comics 2000AD and Judge Dredd Magazine, is writing the script for upcoming PC/Mac strategy title Fate of the World.My non-disclosure agreement means I can't say anything else about the project [so don't ask - sorry!]. All of these things mean I have to put Vicious Imagery to one side for at least two months. See you later in the year, hopefully. Onwards!
Fate of the World is a global strategy game that puts the whole world in the player's hands. Players will have to decide how the world will respond to rising temperatures, heaving populations, dwindling resources, crumbling ecosystems and brave opportunities.
"I'm thrilled to be writing the script for this innovative game," says David Bishop. "It's not often you get to work on a project that's got such a powerful message embedded in its narrative fabric, yet also offers you the chance to destroy the world in dozens of different ways!"
"A game with so many narrative outcomes as Fate of the World presents a real challenge for writers. David is such an intelligent, witty and versatile writer and we couldn't have imagined a better fit," said Ian Roberts, Creative Director of Red Redemption.
Saturday, September 11, 2010
Going off-grid; new Doctors commission; games gig
Right, I'm signing off from Vicious Imagery for the next two months due to pressure of work. I've just been commissioned to write my third episode of Doctors for BBC1, for broadcast in March next year. The new teaching year has begun at the Creative Writing MA course I help teach at Edinburgh Napier University. Plus there's this: