• My Life

    Ruined Cities

    The anthology “Ruined Cities” was released yesterday! My story “Cobbler and Minion” is among the many fine stories in the collection. It is available on Amazon, Kobo, and Barnes and Noble. Update The past week I’ve still been sick but also productive, making strides on the last Lazy Designer book as well as the second kid’s game (which I’m using both as a prototype for a future game and to help me write some Unity tutorials). Next week I hope to talk a bit about some of the design lessons I’m learning while using Unity.

  • My Life,  The Lazy Designer

    Brent is Sick

    I’m a week into a flu or something and this has really hampered my productivity. Hence the missed posts. I’m still getting a little bit of work done though — I’ve almost finished writing the rough draft for the final Lazy Designer Book (Book 5) and I’m starting the edit pass on Book 4. I’ve also managed some prototyping. My latest accomplishment has been an upgrade system for the next kid’s game I’m making. With this prototype I’m trying to follow the advice I’ve given in the Lazy Designer books and creating the planning documentation the way I suggest and I’m documenting my process along the way too. I’m finding…

  • Writing Resources

    Contributor Copies

    This was suppose to go up a couple days ago, but I was busy, so here you go. One of the cooler moments in writing is when you receive a contributor copy. Given that much of what I sell now is sold to online magazines, I’m not getting quite so many print copies as I once did, but last week I received my copy of Oomph, a superhero anthology that my story ‘Great White’ is in. There’s a great lineup of stories in this and the quality of the book itself is nice too. There’s also a Kindle version if you prefer electronic copies. I also received my “proof” copy…

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    Game Design Thoughts

    Those following the site probably noticed that the other day I posted a… thingy. (I don’t want to quite call it a game). Anyways, if you follow this link you’ll seen one area (in unity) for a very simple kid’s spelling game. And by very simple, I mean VERY SIMPLE. (If you want to read the ‘instructions’, do so here). I’m sure some of you might be thinking. “Holy !*@*, is this all Brent has got done since leaving BioWare?” Yes. Yes it is. Well, more specifically, this is what I managed to cobble together from some of the prototyping stuff I’ve been doing. It is very primitive and my…

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    Word Goals

    For those of you who stop into this blog but are really only interested in Lazy Designer news, you can subscribe directly at the new Lazy Designer site. This replaces the old “Lazy” mailing list and I have already transitioned those who had signed up there. If you sign up you should receive, via e-mail, a sample chapter from Book 3… it might take an hour or so though for that to reach you. Let me know if that does not happen. There’s also another freebie for direct download there. Okay, back to the blog post: This post, “Word Goals” is not to announce the title of my new game…