In praise of Pixelsurgeon

Many of you will be most familiar with me thanks to the design portal I co-founded with illustrator Richard May. For the last few years I've been the head honcho and showrunner of Pixelsurgeon, serving up interviews, reviews and news on a regular basis. And in mid-November last year I killed it stone-dead.

I was taken aback by the kindly emails I received and the generous forum comments. Many people wondered why I closed the site, but the reasons are quite undramatic: the time I had to devote to Pixelsurgeon was being mercilessly compressed by the success of the animation company I had started a year previously and my desire to spend what free time I did have with my family. I had also designed an extremely cool new version of Pixelsurgeon two years earlier, but a number of coders had let me down, beaten by the scale of what I wanted, and their repeated failure sapped my enthusiasm for the site.

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