Books and Albums

I have self-published a number of books and albums.

Knights of Elevar

Knights of Elevar

Knights of Elevar collects the five part series into a single volume for the first time with a new short story, The Wedding of Sabeline Aesc, to complete the series.

Civil war rages across Elevar, from the ice wastes of Fjiorl in the North to the searing deserts of Kallamra in the South. Ilias Brand, Knight Commander of the Holy Order of Atar, the military and spiritual order which protects the Republic of Elevar, strives for peace and finds love.

Not everyone in Elevar is a noble knight or scheming senator. Against the backdrop of war there are those just trying to get by or to turn a profit.

Dream by Day

Dream by Day

Dream by Day is an instrumental album written as a four guitar orchestra. Each of my guitars has different tonal and playing characteristics so I figured they’d work well together as an orchestra.

Writing

Occasionally updated blog posts.

Trollhammer!

And Trollhammer is finished!

Troll Lives!

This is Troll, the star of the game:

Half Way There

It’s just past the half way mark and I’ve got… something. The basics of the game play are in place, although there are few features I’d like to add, and a lot of the graphics are in place.

Trollhammer Dilemma

Game play dilemma: I was going to have it so when Troll jumps and lands the camera shakes and the villagers pause for a second. This gives Troll the chance to catch everyone. This is very powerful so I was going to temper it by giving Troll a five second recovery period.

Trollhammer Game Play

A rough idea of the game play.

You are the Monster

I managed some brain storming before I slept last night and I came up with a few ideas. Initially I was thinking of a taking a classic arcade game and switching the roles so the player took on the part of the bad guy from the game. Space Invaders where you’re the aliens or Pacman where you’re the ghosts. I’m not convinced the game play would be interesting enough for that.

Ludum Dare 33 Theme

The theme has just been announced and it’s You are the Monster. I’ve seen that in the voting a few times before. There’s probably a tonne of takes on old games, but playing the bad guy, that could be done.

Ludum Dare 33 Voting

Some of the coming weekend is already planned out but I shall be squeezing Ludum Dare 33 in around that. My vote is in:

The Great Self-published Fantasy Blog-off Review

My first self-published novel, Knight’s of Elevar, has been reviewed by Bob Milne as part of the The Great Self-published Fantasy Blog-off. It looks like I won’t be going through to the next round but I’m really pleased with what he has to say.

First Day

The first day is almost over and it’s been fairly productive. Artwork was tricky but that’s my major weak spot. I haven’t quite got all of the things I wanted done but it’s pretty close. Tomorrow will be spent doing some character animations, some music and polishing the game play.

Stoo Goff

Stoo Goff is a writer, musician and programmer hailing from Norwich and now living in Glasgow. When not buried beneath a mountain of programming code or torturing guitars he can be found creating strange new lands and conjuring dreams from nothing. He regularly promises himself that he will finish the next novel and album.

He is heavily influenced by a number of writers and musicians, including: Tom Waits, Ursula Le Guin, Trent Reznor, Neil Gaiman, Amanda Palmer, Gene Wolfe, Frank Miller and a host of Finnish Folk Metal.

Follow him on Twitter @stoogoff.