Category Archives: Life

More details than you want­ed about Dave’s life

Coral Griffon?

Before demen­tia fol­lows in the wake of my fourth decade, and while I can still remem­ber, I want to answer the occa­sion­al ques­tion where my  most fre­quent gam­ing user id comes from. It’s not that com­pli­cat­ed of a sto­ry… I have always had a thing for grif­fons, so if we’re going to pick a totem, it’s mine. Maybe […]

Moving to Albion

How did I get here? Here, liv­ing in Guild­ford, Eng­land. Here, work­ing for Lion­head Stu­dios, and by exten­sion Microsoft. Here, devel­op­ing a game that I am eager to tell every­one all about — and that I can tell no one about. How did I get here? That’s a good ques­tion. I remem­ber most every detail of the process. […]

O Happy Day

A few days ago, for the first time in my life, I got mar­ried. Hope­ful­ly, it will be the last time too. I’m not sup­posed to be online dur­ing my hon­ey­moon, but I think I can sneak this post in while my won­der­ful wife walks the dogs this morn­ing. In the absence of a design […]


My news in the midst of this very busy sum­mer is: good­bye, Elec­tron­ic Arts. Per­haps we shal meet again in the future, but after work­ing for a year and a half, it is past time to call it a day. I attempt­ed to desert my post on at Red­wood Shores about three months ago, but failed to see […]