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I’m Alex Wiltshire

I write about videogames, design and technology. I am author of books including Minecraft Blockopedia, Making Videogames, and Home Computers, and I also work for Mojang, where I creatively manage Minecraft’s official publishing programme. A former editor of Edge magazine, I contribute to sites including Rock Paper Shotgun and PC Gamer, and I’m a member of the podcast The Crate & Crowbar.

April 6, 2022 ・ Story

The leader of the Roaches’ preeminent labour union lies gutted in an alley, trying to work out where it all went wrong. A 40K short story.

April 1, 2022 ・ Story

Two children encounter an unsettling visitor to the alleys by their home. A 40K short story.

March 28, 2022 ・ Story

A lowly arbitrator travels to the darkest part of the hive and unwittingly serves an evil that lurks in its shadows. A 40K short story.

November 24, 2021 ・ work

I’ve written a new book. It’s called Making Videogames and it’s about the art and the tech behind 12 of the best-looking games of today. From Half-Life: Alyx to Return of the Obra Dinn; Control to Thumper, I talked with their lead developers to tell the stories behind their visual design.

August 21, 2021 ・ post

A puppy

This is Roddy. He’s our dog. He was born on Tuesday, June 15, 2021 in Hitchin, and now he lives with us. He’s a working retriever, which means his fur is a little darker than a regular golden retriever and it won’t grow to be quite as thick and long. He’ll also have a lighter build. His mother is Maple, who is owned by our very dear friends, David and Jess, and is the best-natured dog you’ll ever meet.

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