Grimm loves Halloween! And who can blame him? Vampires, zombies, werewolves, and witches are as wickedly grim as Grimm himself. And what better time of year to celebrate Grimm and his uhh grimness than Halloween?!

Last week we tried something new in pitching a game concept in a public forum, via my blog. The motivation was simple: Reach as many potential publishers and end-users as possible without having to leave my office in Shanghai. I wasn’t sure what to expect in terms of reaction, but I have to say any expectation I had was blown away…

Announcing “BaiJiu Racer” – An MMO-lite racing game concept with China as the core theme. The concept as been in focused development for the past three months here at Spicy Horse. Working with our Chinese publishing partner ICEE we’ve developed a solid Game Design Document, Technical Design Document, Art Bible, Visual Target Demo, and Development Plan. Now we’re looking for a Western Publishing Partner.

Everything that made Grimm fun has returned, and everything that didn’t appears to have been trimmed away. As someone who often deliberated between yay and nay when it came to Grimm’s first season, I can say with confidence that The Master Thief provides a promising glimpse of what awaits us when Season Two begins later this month.

Spent a few days enjoying some clean air, trees, and waterfalls in the scenic hills of Hakone Japan. In the peace and quiet I found it possible to really focus on design and writing for the next game. In Shanghai I was starting to feel distracted to a point of creative uselessness. Amazing what some trees can do to cure distractedness.

A big welcome to another foreigner in the big crazy pond that is China: Looking Glass Vet Joins Vyk Games | Edge Online Tom Sperry, former director at revered (and now defunct) Thief developer Looking Glass Studios, has joined Shanghai, China-based outsourcing firm Vyk Games, the company said Wednesday. — …