To mark the launch of GOBLINS, Scholastic have put together a goblintastic computer game called Goblins: Catapult Wars, which you can play on the Swapit website. If you don't already have a Swapit account you'll need to sign up, but that doesn't take long, and then you'll be able to waste while away hours and hours catapulting boulders, battle-axes and fireballs at a horde of grumpy goblins based on David Semple's cover art from the book.

You may have noticed that this blog (and my website) have had a major spring-clean, thanks to Ian at Graphic Alchemy.  My official Facebook Page has a new look too, but that's nothing to do with me: Facebook have foisted their 'timeline' on me, and so far I'm not impressed: it's cluttered, and I keep missing people's posts and comments.  Partly in response to that, I've asked Ian to switch on the 'comments' function on this blog, so from now on you'll be able to leave comments after each post, should you so wish.  I'll try to respond to all of them, but it may take me a couple of days if I'm busy writing.  And, of course, you can still get in touch with me by e-mail.


Dark Derek said...

Thought I'd leave a comment to see if you notice it. Game is a great idea. I have to admit I have not signed up nor tried it yet as I am doing fine wasting my time as it is. As for "Timeline" it's not only a great book (1999) by Michael Crichton but is in actual fact one of the best things that's happened to Facebook for a long time. It just takes some getting used to as all things do. When you do finally pop over to Google Plus you'll notice that they have changed that drastically since your last visit too. These companies are forever updating and fiddling about with's as if they've got nothing better to do.

Thomas Jones said...

There needs to be a mortal engines game.

Philip Reeve said...

Well I noticed it EVENTUALLY, Justin. I was checking every day and seeing 0 comments, 0 comments... then I realised they were all tucked away on my blogger dashboard, waiting to be moderated. I'll get the hang of the 21st Century eventually.

And Thomas, wouldn't that be great? But sadly, no chance of one until the Mortal Engines movie gets made.

Post a Comment