Thursday, 27 July 2017

Austerity Farm

I dunno, you get a bit jaded sometimes. Austerity Farm is a series of (ahem) satirical animations I'll be releasing on Youtube. This is Episode 0, the trailer, which I am assured is the way to do things.


Tuesday, 25 July 2017

Cartoons

Here we go, getting busy again now.

Here's an animation I made for the Cadw Sŵn Welsh course. Funnily enough it's in 4k, although I haven't actually seen it in that resolution yet.

If you like it, please like it!


Monday, 2 January 2017

A second bestseller

You'll have to excuse me, but this sort of thing doesn't happen that often, and I do get a little excited.

My second Welsh-language novel, 'Coed y Brenin' has just reached number one in Amazon Uk's Welsh-language ebook charts. Woohoo!


Tuesday, 13 December 2016

Thursday, 1 December 2016

Tying different timeslots together

I wish I knew what to say when people ask me what I do.

Sometimes I'll say I write video games, other times I'll say that I write books, or that I help people learn Welsh. Of course I do all three. Even that's getting too complicated, as I'm starting to write books about different things and in different languages.

I thought it'd be nice to have some way of tying everything together. Linking stuff if you like.

colin.cymru is the result. It's not so much a website (it isn't a website btw) but a series of links, which I can redirect over time.

So colin.cymru itself will currently take you to my personal website, while colin.cymru/books will magically whisk you away to my Amazon UK Author page, whereas colin.cymru/us will take you to my US Amazon Author page. That way I can leave links in various places and update their destinations if needed.

Brilliant, eh? For those of you who have an interest in such modern alchemy it's all made possible by a free and open source url shortener at yourls.org

Saturday, 29 October 2016

The Return of Nintendo - One question for you all

At last - something to look forward to. The Nintendo Switch reveal made me realise just how much we've missed the gaming giant's presence over the past few years.

Will it be powerful enough to compete with the big 2 consoles? Will the battery last long enough for a decent gaming session? Will those little controllers get lost on the train?

Yes, too many questions right now. But just one question from me:

Do we want Mario back in all his gameplay glory on a decent console, or do we want him prostituting his inheritance in a dodgy series of casual games on the fag end of tablet gaming?

Where do I sign for that pre-order?


Wednesday, 5 October 2016

The PiMan Speaks!

He wouldn't do it for money, he wouldn't do it for fame, but the total recluse formally known as the PiMan has been coaxed out of retirement. Why? The video explains all.