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Taking a Break

Taking a Break

This is Paul here – hello.

Thought I would make it public that I’m not well at the moment. I have a long-term, difficult-to-solve stomach problem which has flared up severely in the last couple of weeks – this is a very difficult state to be in but I am managing with the help of my lovely fiance and brilliant family. Luckily, it’s not life-threatening, just extremely tough: I am getting very little sleep so have no concentration and am unable to work. Without the support I’m getting currently I have no idea where I would be; I always want to be doing something so being stuck with relentless discomfort and insomnia really sucks.

I need to take a complete break for a while and there is a chance I may miss the beta launch of Frozen Endzone and Eurogamer Expo next month. That’s a bit gutting to say the least but the rest of the amazing team has things under control – if you mail either of my addresses you will get hold of Ian.

With regard to _ensnare_, music will be on hold for a while and there is a good chance I will have to cancel my forthcoming appearance at Eindbaas in October – this is also very disappointing but I’d hope to return there at some point in the future. The organisers are being very accommodating and, if it turns out I get better and am able to make it, I will do my best to get over there.

If you are trying to contact us for Mode 7 things, please talk to Ian (ian at mode7games dot com). He is being a total legend and handling everything for me while I’m off.

That’s it – I need some time but I hope to be back to full functionality before too long.

5 Responses to “Taking a Break”

  1. Kevin Wells:

    Sorry to hear about this. Feel better!

  2. Andrew Montgomery-Hurrell:

    That sucks. I know what you’re going through, I suffer from similar issues and was one off work for over a month because of it. Luckily my employers are awesome people and helped me out, let me work from home when I was able and were generally pretty understanding. It’s horrible being in that kind of pain where you feel helpless to do anything about it and the doctors can only shrug and tell you they can do nothing but prescribe pain killers. I hope you get better soon.

  3. Daryl:

    Really sorry to hear that – well done for putting it out there and I hope it gets sorted as soon as possible. Sounds rough – best of luck.

  4. Alek:

    Paul. Love your work, thanks for the update.

    I know this is an inappropriate medium to reach out, but my family is desperate to understand a similar thing happening with my younger brother. Were you diagnosed?

    Rest well, feel better. :)

  5. Strategy Games:

    Gone Home sounds like a good’n!