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.

It is taking me an age to sort through my backlog of photographs - currently still languishing somewhere in October - but I simply had to share this one as soon as possible.
Tonight I had the pleasure of a tour around Aldwych Tube station, after some frantic attempts to score the necessary tickets a month or so ago.
This disused station on the Piccadilly line is still in use; just not for the benefit of the public. It’s been used as a wartime air raid shelter and has featured in all manner of films, including Die Another Day (as the fictional Vauxhall Cross), but no trains run there save for the benefit of training emergency response staff, and even tours like the one we were on are rare.
So, this is me stood next to a vintage Tube map - one of Harry Beck’s, in fact - on platform 1 at Aldwych née Strand station. Achievement decidedly unlocked.

It is taking me an age to sort through my backlog of photographs - currently still languishing somewhere in October - but I simply had to share this one as soon as possible.

Tonight I had the pleasure of a tour around Aldwych Tube station, after some frantic attempts to score the necessary tickets a month or so ago.

This disused station on the Piccadilly line is still in use; just not for the benefit of the public. It’s been used as a wartime air raid shelter and has featured in all manner of films, including Die Another Day (as the fictional Vauxhall Cross), but no trains run there save for the benefit of training emergency response staff, and even tours like the one we were on are rare.

So, this is me stood next to a vintage Tube map - one of Harry Beck’s, in fact - on platform 1 at Aldwych née Strand station. Achievement decidedly unlocked.