Articles by Toby Downton

Toby lives in London with his wife and daughter. He's excited about the upcoming release of his first novel, Solarversia, about a year-long game played in virtual reality. It's going to be published on the same date that the Oculus Rift VR headset goes on sale to the public. He'd love to hear from you on Twitter:


Golden Grid
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Golden Grid Upgrade

I’ve spoken of the Golden Grid, a 10 x 10 section of the Player’s Grid that I’m going to use to promote the book once it’s published. The square was pretty bland in that post, a black and white image that I copied across from an Excel spreadsheet. So I got my “resident” artist Nas…

Mandelbrot
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The Emperor is in The House

Emperor Mandelbrot’s role is analogous to that of Master of Ceremonies at a wedding. He’s the official host of the event, and even though he doesn’t speak, he oversees the year long game and has a forbidding presence. We saw his home, the flying palace of Castalia, a few days ago. Here’s Emperor Mandelbrot. Or, to…

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