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dare you enter the tomb?

Punching Robots 2084

With Your Host, Rob Remakes

About Rob

My name is Rob and I write about videogames for human beings and I also write videogames for human beings. Some people know me better as the custodian of the now defunct Retro Remakes site but these days, I’m mainly that old dude who makes games with fishes and lasers and moans a bit. My pronouns are he/him.

I’ve been writing about games, life in games and about understanding the world around games as well as making the things (not entirely) by myself for over 20 years now and I’m still not bored of it.

 I’ve made games that have been played by thousands, games that have been played by ten people and contributed in parts to some great games other people made.

I’ve given talks on accessibility and how to ease people into making games, been called “The Godzilla Of Grumbling” by Develop mag, “Defiantly Indie” by Edge and “An effusive individual” by The Guardian. I am OK with all these descriptions. I also once drew a rude picture on stage during a panel for RockPaperShotgun because they asked nicely. 

My words on games and being in games have been published on Game Developer (or Gamasutra, as it was), Polygon, and Eurogamer amongst other places.

When I grow up, I want to be Jeff Minter.

Some stuff wot I like

5 Great TV Shows

  1. Doctor Who
  2. Black Books
  3. Kolchak: The Night Stalker
  4. Blakes 7
  5. Colonel March

5 Great Songs

  1. Beside The Fields – Pele
  2. Burn – The Cure
  3. Ghosts – The Jam
  4. Be My Baby – The Ronettes
  5. Ribbons – The Sisters Of Mercy

5 Great Films

  1. Planet Of The Vampires
  2. Quatermass And The Pit
  3. Night Of The Comet
  4. The Abominable Dr Phibes
  5. Harvey