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:
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.

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.
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!


Ali Rutherford said...

I knew you'd conquer the world some time soon :) Excellent news!

80waves said...

Great news on both projects. Congratulations!

I'm not surprised you're taking a break - your prodigious workrate and regular blogging exhausts me, and I only have to read about it. But we're going to miss you. Good luck with it all.


Janice Okoh said...

well done. Really pleased for you.

Robin Kelly said...

Good luck with all, sir

Jim Campbell said...

Ah, well -- sorry to see you go, Mr B, but delighted that it's for good reason. Looking forward to your triumphant return nearer to Christmas. :-)

barbie said...

morning David, Congrats, hope this finds you and alison well.Games gig! Can't wait to tell Lawson and ya bros. We're good right down to rex. LOve BB

C said...

This is fantastic!

Congrats, perhaps you could teach me how to write a game one day :)