Yahtzee's Dev Diary

Yahtzee’s Dev Diary Episode 7 – The Life of Erich Zann

Yahtzee Dev Diary 7: The Life of Erich Zann


The Story So Far: Yahtzee Croshaw has pledged to develop 12 games in 12 months, as recommended by his doctor as an alternative to self-abuse.

Project 03/12: “Upbeat”: A platform game in which the player must navigate descending platforms while moving to a rhythm: FINISHED!

Project 04/12: “The Life of Erich Zann”: A game in which the player character continues the legacy of Erich Zann by playing a violin to appease horrific things out the window.

About the author

Yahtzee Croshaw
Yahtzee is the Escapist’s longest standing talent, having been writing and producing its award winning flagship series, Zero Punctuation, since 2007. Before that he had a smattering of writing credits on various sites and print magazines, and has almost two decades of experience in game journalism as well as a lifelong interest in video games as an artistic medium, especially narrative-focused. He also has a foot in solo game development - he was a big figure in the indie adventure game scene in the early 2000s - and writes novels. He has six novels published at time of writing with a seventh on the way, all in the genres of comedic sci-fi and urban fantasy. He was born in the UK, emigrated to Australia in 2003, and emigrated again to California in 2016, where he lives with his wife and daughters. His hobbies include walking the dog and emigrating to places.