I’m guest blogging “somewhere else” today, but before I send you to that site… a quick explanation.
12 months ago, I was angry.
Why was I angry?
A group of Australian Attorneys General* were gathering, and there was a feeling that videogames were again going to be denied an equal footing with other media in this country. (*Thankyou, year 12 politics @ Emmaus College, Melbourne!)
I’ve been a Crikey subscriber for years. Knowing that politicians read the newsletter, I wrote a very feisty piece & sent it to the editor. Unfortunately, I missed the deadline. With the politicians’ meeting just 48 hours away, I decided to try sending my piece to the Fairfax newspapers’ Screen Play blog.
Four weeks later, I was blown away when told my piece had taken out the monthly award, in the form of a Playstation 3! That was amazing. And it encouraged me to try some more freelance writing. Seven months later, I took another step, starting my own blog… JustOneMoreGame.
Now, one year on, I thought should send another piece to Screen Play.
I considered revisiting the R18+ games theme… but there have been many words on the subject since my contribution. There have also been many more fantastic/touching/inspiring “Your Turn” submissions. I needed something new to say.
I looked around. And found… a story to tell.
Today, that story appears on Screen Play. Hope you like it. 🙂
When you come back here tomorrow (to JustOneMoreGame), you’ll find an even meatier interview with today’s “guest star” including his other game remakes, tips for new remakers & a vague hint about his next project…
Lastly, to any “Screenies” reading this, can you please give the Screen Play wikipedia page some lovin’ ? It needs some 3rd party citations, updates, etc…