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Unwritten: That Which Happened May Not Happen

Edit: a Kickstarter update with some clarifications as to the project's future. When Joe Houston, formerly a core member of the Dishonored team, headed to Kickstarter to raise funds for an esoteric turn-based strategy game, I was intrigued. One interview later, I was convinced that Unwritten might well be one of the highlights of 2013. The crowdfunding attempt almost failed but we were glad to…

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You Couldn’t Write It: Unwritten Kickstarter Succeeds

It looked so doomed. Despite the obvious coo-look-at-this potential of Unwritten, its Kickstarter was struggling. Asking for just $75,000, the game of directing a nomadic people toward their god across procedurally generated landscapes really didn't seem like it would make it. It did! From Joe Houston, a gameplay programmer on Dishonored (who wrote us this excellent piece on gaming violence), the independent project aims to…

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Feature: Oral Tradition

The Telling Of Tales: Unwritten Interview

You may know that Joe Houston worked on Dishonored, or you may remember his considered and compelling words on violence in games, but not enough people seem to know about Unwritten: That Which Happened, the game in development at Joe's new independent studio, Roxlou Games. Unwritten is one of the most intriguing in the crop of turn-based titles moving through the crowd-funding space, with a…

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Feature: The Man Behind The Neck Stab

Dishonored Dev Joe Houston On Violence In Games

Just before Christmas, Nathan wrote a piece asking for a conversation about the role gaming violence plays in our lives. And as so many have when discussing the topic, he featured an image from Dishonored at the top - a man getting stabbed through the neck. For Joe Houston, the former Arkane developer who created that stabbing scene, this was the prompt he needed to…

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