John Cleese on Creativity

I know it’s long, but this is a very good talk about fostering creativity. It’s definitely worth a watch for anyone that does creative work. Plus it’s funny, because John Cleese.


Shadow of Mordor Post Launch

Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor appears to have been quite a success.  Tons of people have been posting how amazing the game is.  I’ll use this post to link all sorts of Shadow of Mordor post launch stuff – Players sharing their experiences, things that people have made using/for the game, etc.



GDC Game of the Year (And other awards):

GameSpot Overall, PS4, and Xbox One Game of the Year:

Rock, Paper, Shotgun best action game:

PlayStation LifeStyle Game of the Year:

Joystiq Best Action Game:

411mania Game of the Year:

Giant Bomb Game of the Year:

Escapist Best Action Game:

IGN Best PS4 Game:

Dice Awards – 8 total awards:

Many, many more.


Photo Mode:

Steam community: (Especially this one:

Imgur: (Especially this one:

Bad Day in Mordor:

More Photo Mode videos:






Destructoid video review (Max):


Player Stories:

Gorfel the Wrestler:



Metal song:



Increase difficulty:

Me:SoM as a book cover:

October, 2014 PS4 best seller!:

Shadow of Mordor Metacritic

With 28 reviews, Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor is currently sitting at an 85 Metacritic score!  Not bad for the first game that I’ve been a dev on!

Shadow of Mordor “Making Of”

Monolith released a dev diary video:

Shadow of Mordor Live Action Trailer

Monolith released a new Shadow of Mordor trailer.  This time, it’s a live action trailer!

Destiny Live Action Trailer

The Destiny live action trailer is amazing!  Props to Bungie!

Shadow of Mordor Story Trailers – Sauron’s Servants and Meet Ratbag

Two new Shadow of Mordor story trailers!


Meet Ratbag:


Sauron’s Servants:

Brilliant Game Commercial – Madden NFL 15

I’m not a big fan of Madden or anything, but this commercial for Madden NFL 15 is amazing!


Shadow of Mordor Story Trailer – The Bright Lord

We released another story trailer for Shadow of Mordor!  This one is about the wraith!



In an unprecedented move, we also pushed our release date forward to September 30, 2014!

Quest Complete: Work my way up to an FTE game developer position



That’s right, I am now an FTE video game designer at Monolith/WB Games!  My dream of becoming a full-time video game designer is now complete.  Don’t think I’m just going to stop there though!  Next step: Work my way up the game designer chain!