Posts Tagged ‘Tom Francis: Master of Stealth’

Gunpoint’s Creator Is Now Fabulously Wealthy, Still Nice

By Alec Meer on June 19th, 2013.

Go up, to the New York penthouse, or wherever it is Tom lives now

I should be very pleased for now ex-PC Gamer writer and fine fellow Tom Francis, whose lovely debut Gunpoint, made in his spare time over the last three years, has proven wildly successful enough for him to “quit jobs, as a concept” and grant him total creative freedom for whatever he wants to do next and for the foreseeable future. Instead, I feel physically ill with envy and crippled by self-loathing at my own failure to work on a game as yet, all compounded by worry that feeling that way is a sign that I am a bad person. I am attempting to purge all these unpleasant emotions by posting about Tom’s amazing news.
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Disclaimer! Gunpoint Has A Level Editor

By Craig Pearson on October 15th, 2012.

You can make all this.
Disclaimer! I worked with Tom Francis for seven years on PC Gamer, though we rarely made physical contact. There, now that’s out the way I feel better. But even if I hadn’t worked with him, I’d be keen to point out his latest update on Gunpoint to you. Disclaimer! Tom sat beside me for five of those years, sipping his own brewed coffee and saying: “Ahhh, coffee: thriller of tastebuds, lover of tonsils, warmer of tummies. Get in me.”. Gunpoint is Tom’s first game, a 2D world-hacking detective ‘em up. I don’t know when it’ll be finished. I don’t know how much it’ll cost. I do know that it’ll have a level editor, as Tom has released a video showing it off. Disclaimer! it’s below.
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The PC’s Samus? Pyro’s Gender To Be Revealed

By Kieron Gillen on February 12th, 2008.

GET THE GIRL! GET THE GIRL!

Relaxing with the new PCG: UK podcast, I was entirely unsurprised – if only because Dep-Ed Edwards had told me about it beforehand – to hear the Master of Stealth Tom Francis reveal a little gossip hot from Valve’s Robin Walker. Firstly, they’re still doing the class movies – the next was to be the Medic, to roll out with the class achievements, but it wasn’t quite what they wanted so are reworking. The next will be the Pyro which will “apparently clear up the pyro’s gender”, according to Francis.

For those who haven’t been following the (er) controversy, careful exploration reveals a delightfully girly purse in the Pyro’s locker. Or maybe, as PCG notes, maybe he’s Tellytubby Tinky Winky.

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