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FAQ

1. Who is Sinister Design?

At the moment, Sinister Design is a one-man outfit consisting of Craig Stern, plus whatever contractors he’s able to bring on board.

2. Do you write your own music / code / dialog?

Yes to code and dialog; I usually do my own music as well, but sometimes I collaborate with other composers.

3. Will you release another free game?

I’m focused primarily on paid games right now.

4. When are you going to finish the game–you know, that one game that I’m waiting for you to finish?

It’s generally impossible to know with any precision when a game is going to be complete. If I have a guess, however, I’ll most likely have posted it on the forums.

5. I’m stuck on this one mission in one of your games…

Check the wiki–there is a Walkthroughs page that links to a walkthrough for every mission in every game I make. If you can’t find it there, check the forums.

6. I’m trying to install an AIR game, but it keeps giving me Error #0. How do I fix that?

According to Adobe, you can take care of that by using this Microsoft utility, then uninstalling Adobe AIR from your system, then downloading the latest version of AIR and installing it again.

7. Can I make a Let’s Play / video review / first impressions video of one of your games?

Yes! Please do. Not only do I give blanket permission for anyone to stream, record, or otherwise make videos of my games, I’ll even give you permission to monetize them if you want. My only request is that if you monetize video of one of my games, that you include a link back to the game’s official page so interested viewers can buy it for themselves.

8. How do I capture video of your games?

I recommend using FRAPS or CamStudio. To capture video of Telepath games in FRAPS without dropping frames, turn on “Monitor Aero desktop” in the General tab. (You’ll probably need to crop the video later if you recorded the whole desktop; Sony Vegas Movie Studio is good for that, and relatively cheap.)

9. Will you have my children?

No–I can’t. I don’t have a womb. Unless you mean that you already have children, and you want to give them to me…in which case, the answer is still no.

10. A rabbi, a priest and a circus bear all walk into a bar–

That’s not even a question.

11. You’re right. I’m sorry.

This FAQ is over.