Sunday, November 2, 2008

first post!!1!

Hello everyone out there who happens to be listening. My name is Orin Bishop, and I am a game designer and a game lover. As with my taste in music, my taste in games is diverse, and my only requirement is that whatever I am listening to or playing must be good. Particularly, I fell in love with Euro boardgames a few years ago with Settlers of Catan (and if you don't know what a Eurogame is, go over to boardgamegeek right now... seriously, right now; I can wait). Digital games can be great too though, Portal proved that.

As of this writing, I am an undergraduate student at the University of Waterloo finishing up a Bachelors of Independent Studies (go ahead, check it out; I can wait)
studying game design, and I am currently writing a thesis... on game design... ...Also, I like games.

Steve Jackson Games (... I can wait) is publishing a game I started working on a full five years ago. I won't talk about it right now because it hasn't been announced yet, but rest assured it will be awesome. I also have various other games in various stages, and I will of course try to keep everything updated here.

I'm new to this whole blogging thing, so I can't say too much about what the format will be. I just hope that if you are a gaming connoisseur like myself, you will find something of interest. I don't intend to delve too deeply into the actual design process (here, at least), I'll mostly just post random thoughts and links to interesting game-related things I find. I'll also post the occasional review, and I might even get whacky and occasionally review something completely non-game related (Van Helsing sucked... ...but not as much as Manos: The Hands of Fate).

I wanted to end with a quote, but I couldn't find an appropriate one, so I'll make my own:
- Orin Bishop (2008)

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