Catherine Woolley


Three: Finished logo and some steam purchases

After coming to the conclusion that I didn't need anything else in the steam sale I thought I'd bought everything I wanted, and boy did I make a mistake. Of course the final day of the sale was just a recap on some of the popular daily offers.

Originally I thought the following were enough for me from the sale:

  • Oddworld OddBoxx
  • Indie Future Pack (Hacker Evolution, Hammerfight, System Protocol One, Twin Sector, Uplink)
  • Indie Beat Pack (Beat Hazard, BIT. TRIP BEAT, Chime, Rhythm Zone, Turba)
  • Blueberry Garden
  • Recettear: An Item Shop's Tale
  • S.T.A.L.K.E.R. Shadow of Chernobyl + Call of Pripyat
  • Arcadia
  • Cooking Dash

But I was pretty wrong when I bought these final titles today:

  • X-Com: UFO Defense
  • X-Com 3: Apocalypse
  • Jolly Rover
  • Windosill
  • The Misadventures of P.B Winterbottom
  • NightShift Code
  • NightShift Legacy
  • Broken Sword - Trilogy pack
  • GTA IV Complete Bundle
  • Secret Files: Tunguska
  • Secret Files: Puritas Cordis
  • Chronicles of Mystery - The Scorpio Ritual
  • Mata Hari
  • Emerald City Confidential

I was quite happy with my just over £20 I spent on my first load of purchases, however this more recent set of purchases was a little more expensive. But now I have them forever, and can of course get them on any computer, which is why I love steam so much. Of course you can do the same with other digital download services, but they don't all have as much on offer as Steam does, and I guess I'm a bit of a Valve fan.

It's worth knowing that even though I love a variety of games, every now and again I feel like playing a rough round the edges Seek 'n solve title (which there are a couple of in those purchases), it's one type of game that most people I know hate, but I have a faint liking of them, mainly as it takes me back to the days of looking through Where's Wally with my sister, trying to spy those extra hidden items. So those are my excuses for those purchases, those and the Diner Dash variations, as who doesn't like Diner Dash every now and again!

One thing I will be purchasing soon is a lovely new sub-netbook, which I'm sure I'll fill everyone in on when I get it, and well to be honest that's one of the reason I decided to buy the steam versions of things like Broken Sword. So finally I wouldn't be playing the original two in Scumm, and I'd get to see the cutscenes while actually playing the game!

That then makes me realise that Simon the Sorcerer isn't on steam which should be rectified straight away, or it would be nice if Adventure Soft released it for WP7.

So my talk yesterday of a logo for Gamercast, I managed to get it finished earlier on today and was quite pleased with how it turned out in the end so I thought I'd share it.

It's been a while since we had a different logo, and for once it kinds fits the podcast more so than previous ones, as pixel art of course originated from games. I created a pixel play on Candara which is the Gamercast font and a little happy pixel me and a grumpy pixel Paul. I think it's quite cute, and hopefully will attract more people when they see the logo. You can check out our new episode on the Gamercast website.

First day back at work tomorrow after Christmas, and a partial solar eclipse in the morning on the way in, can't wait!