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Game Design: Step by Step

Service Interruption

Gareth-Michael Skarka
June 1, 2000
 

First of all, don't get mad.  This is a good thing.  Really.

I'm afraid I'm going to have to short you a column this week.  You see, things have gotten down to that final, insane push to get everything exactly the way I want it for the release of UnderWorld, and I'm afraid that when it comes down to getting work done so that the game can reach your hot little hands in time, or getting work done on this column, the main work is always going to win out.

So, this week's column has been pre-empted.  I'm up to my eyeballs in final work on the game, so I'm sure you'll forgive me.

Until I finish the work on my plate (only another couple of weeks to go), this column will be spotty at best.  I have to concentrate.  I'll still participate in the forums, and you will be getting additional columns--they just won't be weekly for a little while, while I get everything together.

In the meantime, for those of you who are Pyramid subscribers, I'm going to be hosting a live chat tonight at 8 p.m. eastern time ( 7 central).  I'll be talking about UnderWorld.  Hope to see you there.

See ya in....well, when I get the chance.

Gareth-Michael Skarka
gms@synistercreative.com

Underworld, and all related terms and concepts contained herein are copyright 2000 by Gareth-Michael Skarka. All rights reserved.
 
 

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All "Step by Step" design columns

  1. Inspiration to Perspiration October 26, 1999
  2. Comin' wit da Nifties October 27, 1999
  3. Concepts Continued October 28, 1999
  4. Character is what you are in the Dark October 29, 1999
  5. Forces of Occupation October 30, 1999
  6. Forces of Occupation, Part II October 31, 1999
  7. Head Count November 2, 1999
  8. Subterranean Ass-Kicking, 101 November 9, 1999
  9. Next Stop, Rune Station November 17, 1999
  10. It's All 'Bout Da Merlins November 23, 1999
  11. Miscellany December 1, 1999
  12. Lords of the UnderWorld December 8, 1999
  13. Lucky 13 December 15, 1999
  14. Miracle Under 34th Street December 22 1999
  15. Gareth's December 27th 'edition' is a survey, on what you want for future Underworld columns.
  16. Statistics and Junk January 5, 2000
  17. Reality Slap January 12, 2000
  18. Once More Into the Breach... January 20, 2000
  19. The Mechanics of Mechanics January 26, 2000
  20. Junkmen and Soundtracks February 2, 2000
  21. The Iron Forestries of Hell February 16, 2000
  22. And Now, For Something Completely Different... February 24, 2000
  23. Confessions of a Language Geek March 1, 2000
  24. Flood of Ideas March 15, 2000
  25. A New Direction? March 24, 2000
  26. The Envelope, Please... March 29, 2000
  27. Generic Systems, My Ass! April 5, 2000
  28. Big News, and Magic April 12, 2000
  29. Big Guns, Razor-sharp Swords, and a Bit with a Dog... April 19, 2000
  30. What's the Story, Morning Glory? April 26, 2000
  31. And now for something completely different, Survey time! May 3, 2000
  32. The Fever for the Flavor May 10, 2000
  33. Random Acts May 17, 2000
  34. A Run Through Dark Places May 25, 2000
  35. Service Interruption June 1, 2000
  36. Endings and Beginnings June 29, 2000
  37. A Brief Return to the Underworld July 13, 2000

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