My name is Gemma Thomson, and I’m a British game designer living and working in Stockholm. I play, draw and explore, and I strive to create engaging interactive experiences.

This is a free-form space where I post about my experiences and reblog things which catch my eye or make me think.


www.raygun-gothic.net

I'm Also:
... an urban explorer (of sorts), and a chronicler of Maps in Games.

I’d never thought to look at search terms for visitors to my website before, but they’ve proven interesting and chucklesome - at least to me.
I’m somewhat surprised that people seeking friends of mine land here as often as people seeking me out, but then I suppose I write about their exploits as much as my own. I’m also amused that Donkey Kog Country - Hazel, Holly and I’s winning XX Game Jam project - scores me some hits presumably by virtue of a spelling mistake.
It’s “tomodachi life why does my mii fart” which boggles me the most, though. I don’t know where to begin with that.

I’d never thought to look at search terms for visitors to my website before, but they’ve proven interesting and chucklesome - at least to me.

I’m somewhat surprised that people seeking friends of mine land here as often as people seeking me out, but then I suppose I write about their exploits as much as my own. I’m also amused that Donkey Kog Country - Hazel, Holly and I’s winning XX Game Jam project - scores me some hits presumably by virtue of a spelling mistake.

It’s “tomodachi life why does my mii fart” which boggles me the most, though. I don’t know where to begin with that.

There are wheels in Space Engineers' inventory, so I thought I'd try making a vehicle. Once I added a mass generator, it behaved according in accordance with gravity and actually managed to drive down the road I'd built!

That is, until I hit an area without gravity generators. This bizarre tractor-cum-lorry cab ended up orbiting my space station. It’s okay, though - I managed to stop it by embedding it in an asteroid.

'Yep. I am silenced by my own agreement with David here.

I’m annoyed by the comments which describe this as “rambling” - and also amused on some level, given what David’s doing in the video. I do believe he makes a strong argument here, and makes it well. Not everything has to be delivered as an infographic these days. Just allow part of an ongoing debate to wash over you.

Oh yes, and - I thought I recognised Victoria Tower in there. Huzzah once more for the Calderdale countryside!’

'We took a wander around Shoreditch yesterday, and I was highly amused by “Swedish Hasbeens”. Bizarre name for what appears to be a lingerie shop.

On a side note: having every shop on this block represented with a hashtag? That’s Shoreditch being Shoreditch to the point of collapsing in on itself.’

'We took a wander around Shoreditch yesterday, and I was highly amused by “Swedish Hasbeens”. Bizarre name for what appears to be a lingerie shop.

On a side note: having every shop on this block represented with a hashtag? That’s Shoreditch being Shoreditch to the point of collapsing in on itself.’