Holiday challenge!

by Paul Morrison


I'm at work on Friday, and then I'm off for a week.  Hurrah!  That means I'm not in the office for nine whole days. 

Now, I have things I could (and should) be doing around the house... things like decorating and gardening and throwing out junk.  But they're not really important.  This book is. 

I've done a reasonable amount of work on it so far, although proper work has caused a slowdown in the last two or three months.  But I know how I work and how I want to work, and it's serving me well so far.

So, in the next week, I will still be writing questions for people and sending emails to people asking if they'll take part.  But I've set myself an almighty challenge. 

I have a huge list of people I want to include, and that list also includes all the 8-bit games they worked on.  As you can imagine, there are quite a few.  I've written pieces about quite a few of them already, but I want to make a giant leap forward while I'm off.  And this is how I'm going to do it. 

I'm going to pick 100 games from my list, that will be included in the book.  And I'm going to try and write something for all 100 of those games, in the course of nine days.  That's the aim, and I intend to do it in around 15,000 words.   These words will all be for the book, not blog posts, but I'll post about my progress as I go.

That's quite a hefty challenge, and it'll be difficult to complete it.  But it'll be great fun trying.  If you want to help, you're more than welcome... you can suggest a game for me to tackle, if you feel like it.  If not, then don't worry... I have a lot more than 100 games I can write about!