General: Nothingue Else interviews Sperry on Youtube

During the first month of 2015, Youtube user Nothingue Else posted an interview with yours truly on her channel. Since 2013, Nothingue Else has been interviewing Thief fan mission authors, which are great fun to read. I’ve had the pleasure of choosing a soundtrack for this interview, in which I share some thoughts on my…

Preview (T1): Goblin Den

Some time ago, I had the opportunity to participate in a computer game design contest. Entries were given two weeks to design a playable level and complete freedom to choose which game engine to use.  Unity, UDK, Source Engine, Dark Engine were some of the recommended platforms. Several constraints were imposed: for example, the level had…

General: Nexus Letum plays Journey fan mission campaign on Youtube

As if a christmas gift, Youtube user Nexus Letum (a dedicated Thief let’s player) uploaded a very entertaining two-part “let’s play” of my 2000 “Journey” fan mission campaign, which preceded my 2002 “Shadow of Doubt” campaign. Nexus not only plays through the two missions of this campaign (“Escape from Guilesatpeak” and “Tuttocomb’s Tomb”) but also…

Preview Update (Nov 2013): “The Undercroft”

As things progress with the construction of my fan mission, “The Undercroft”, the time has come to share some new screenshots. The mission is finally beginning to have considerable depth, as even I tend to get disoriented within its winding labyrinths (this is the feeling I’m hoping to exploit from the player). So far, the…

Preview Update (Mar 2013): “The Undercroft”

In order to reassure those who may be sceptical regarding the potential of completion of some of the projects showcased on this site, here are a few new screenshots of my latest project, “The Undercroft”, which I have introduced rather recently. Admittedly, all of my current projects are advancing at a ridiculously slow rate due…

Preview (T2): Brainchild

The following article is not necessarily breaking news to veterans of the TTLG forums, however I decided to write it for referential purposes. Also, it is as good a pretext as any to write a new article for this blog. Initially released in June 2002, this Thief: the Dark Project fan mission caught the community’s…

Review (T1): “The Treasury”

“The Treasury” is a rather unusual Thief: the Dark Project fan mission released by Bryan Matthews, aka Garotte on the TTLG forums, way back in November 1999. Its release propelled the technical boundaries of Thief FMs upwards, thanks to its mastery of numerous technical effects: for example, it is the first FM ever to implement…

Preview (T1): “The Undercroft”

While I probably should be working relentlessly on the re-edition of my Shadow of Doubt fan-made campaign for Thief: the Dark Project, I sometimes allow myself to deviate from my tasks and instead indulge in experimentation with DromEd. These experimentations usually do not gain enough integrity to impose themselves as full-fledged projects of their own,…

General: Squadalol plays Shadow of Doubt 2002 on Youtube

Last Feburary, Youtube user Squadalol (who uploads a great deal of videos related to Thief games and fan missions) uploaded a complete walkthrough (16 videos) of the entire 2002 edition of the Shadow of Doubt fan mission campaign. One the one hand, players experiencing difficulties can turn to this walkthrough for tips and advice; on…