Dead State [Review]

I have mixed feelings about Kickstarter RPGs. Sometimes, as was the case with Wasteland 2 and Shadowrun Returns, crowd funded development is a great way to get old-school inspired games into a market where they normally wouldn’t do very well. If Kickstarter didn’t exist, I would never have been able to experience such gems. Other … Continue reading

The Walking Dead Game: Season Two [Review]

So, as any zombie aficionado should know, the final episode of Telltale Games’ The Walking Dead: Season Two came out earlier this week. Way back in 2012, I positively reviewed the previous season and its 400 Days DLC, so you can probably guess I was pretty excited when Season Two was announced. I originally planned to … Continue reading

Path of the Dead by Timothy Baker [review]

As you guys must know by now, I’m somewhat obsessed with zombies. I’ve seen basically every zombie movie in existence, eagerly watched all four seasons of The Walking Dead and have played more Resident Evil than probably anyone at Capcom has. I own multiple copies of all the George Romero movies (even the crappy ones). … Continue reading

Cell by Stephen King [Review]

So, this review has been a long time coming. Anyone who reads this blog regularly knows that if there’s two things I love the most in the realm of horror, those things are Stephen King and zombies. With that in mind, it’s actually pretty surprising that Stephen King’s 2006 novel Cell evaded my attention for … Continue reading

New review + random updates

Wow, what a start to the new year! In case you didn’t know, quite a lot is going on at Dark Gaia Studios at the moment. Because it’s been so chaotic, here’s a rapid-fire list of updates to bring you up to speed: Book blogger and Parajunkee reviewer Lizzy Lessard was kind enough to post … Continue reading

The Walking Dead: 400 Days [Review]

It occurred to me today that it’s been a long time since I’ve reviewed anything on this blog. Coincidentally, it’s also been ages since I’ve made any significant mention of zombies — and one would expect the blog of any respectable writer of post-apocalyptic fiction to contain a lion’s share of zombie references.  Luckily, Telltale … Continue reading

New write-up in Portland Book Review!

Sun Bleached Winter has been lucky enough to get a 3 star write-up in the US based periodical Portland Book Review this week. A few months ago, I noticed that they reviewed The Wrong Way Down by Jake Elliot — a book I’ve also reviewed on this blog — and the reviewer in question seemed to be both honest and … Continue reading

The Last Degree by Dina Rae [Review]

Before we begin this review, I think it’s worth pointing out that, despite certain eccentricities I have sometimes, I’m certainly no expert on conspiracy theories. Which I kinda thought would put me at a disadvantage reading Dina Rae’s The Last Degree, because it’s a novel that takes several favourite conspiracy theories — the Illuminati, the Freemasons, … Continue reading

The Ravenwood Horror [Review]

Hey, guess what, everyone? It’s that time again — you know, when I go and review indie horror games from the internet. With the release of Sun Bleached Winter out of the way (for now — paperbacks are on sale next week), and review copies safely sent off, I’ve been left with a quiet email inbox for … Continue reading

Evil Stalks the Night by Kathryn Meyer Griffith [Review]

I like nothing better than to sit down with a well written story by Stephen King or H.P Lovecraft (my two main influences as a writer) have them try to scare me on a quiet night alone. When Kathryn Meyer Griffith sent me a copy of her novel Evil Stalks the Night to review early last … Continue reading