Browsing All Posts published on »November, 2010«

Ahoy there – free sailing for all

November 30, 2010

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The list of mmos converting from subscription to F2P gets longer with the announcement that Pirates of the Burning Sea has now gone free to play.  I originally played this during late beta, and continued for the opening month or so of its full release.  Suffice to say it wasn’t great, with particularly dull (and […]

BIMA Success for C4 Education

November 29, 2010

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Channel 4 Education continued its successful relationship with UK Indies when a number of commissions hauled in the awards at this years British Interactive Media Association (BIMA) awards. Amongst the winners were Zombie Cow’s Privates in the Games category, and The Curfew from Littleloud for Best Educational Project. The full list of winners is available […]

Psycho Catherine

November 26, 2010

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An intriguing trailer for what could be a very interesting game, if it ever gets a European version.  Keep your fingers crossed!

APB finds Buyer

November 12, 2010

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According to gamesindustry.biz the rights to APB have been bought by K2 Network.  How soon, and in what shape, APB can be returned to action remains to be seen. Codemasters Online General Manager David Solari recently suggested nine months of effort was requried to turn round APB. I played APB from early beta.  It being close to zero fun […]

New Commissions from Channel 4

November 11, 2010

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Channel 4 Education have announced a range of new commissions for 2011.  The new projects will further an already fruitful relationship with the UK independent scene that has produced the likes of Privates and The Curfew in 2010. There’s an excellent article on Wired that provides all the details.

Job Losses at Monumental

November 11, 2010

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Today brings more sad news for the UK games industry with the announcement that Monumental is laying off a portion of its staff.  Precise numbers haven’t emerged as yet, but “an unexpected project cancellation” suggests they will be sizeable. Some of my former Emote colleagues were at Monumental, so I’m saddened they have gone through […]

God Bless Rock Paper Shotgun

November 5, 2010

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The super Folks over at RPS recently appealed for Indie Developers to send them a short ‘pitch’ on why their game should be covered on the hallowed RPS pages.  A handful of the best have now been posted up.   Arguably my favourite comes from Hanako Games: What a cute little girl! She fights walking […]