• Early Access doesn’t work

    After more than a year of Total Rendition Early Access, I for one, made a crucial realisation: Early Access doesn’t work. At least not for us. We were put on a fools’ errand by venture capitalists eager to “socialize the risks and privatize the profits” and as a result, player have been pissed off (though…

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  • Lessons from Rendition: Guantanamo

    Half my family lives in Israel. They may be in the thick of it. I ask you to spare a thought for them and hope for their safety. However, while I may live in the UK, and have family in Israel, when people ask “where you from”, I say the Netherlands.  There will be elections…

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  • Why Fifth Column did not develop into a fully fledged game

    Before Total Rendition, I worked on Fifth Column. With the recent conflicts in Nagorno-Karabakh, which (alongside Philip Dick’s Man in the High Castle) inspired Fifth Column, it is rather unfortunate Fifth Column ultimately was released as a concept game, having gotten no further than a one-level prototype. Many of the people I collaborated with eventually…

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