Friday, 27 February 2009

Friday, 27 February 2009

Chair of BIMA 09 Awards Announced

BIMA have announced the Chair of the forthcoming 09 awards.... and it's... errr... me! Needless to say I'm chuffed to bits and accepted without a second thought. You can read all about it on the BIMA blog.
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Wednesday, 25 February 2009

Wednesday, 25 February 2009

Kempt at TFM&A

Well our exhibition debut has come and gone. Over the last couple of days Alex and i have been manning our little spot in the Viral Arcade at TFM&A and I think overall it was a great success, we met lots of very lovely people - thanks to those of you that took interest and came over to have a chat.

For those of you that weren't able to make it, at TFM&A we showcase two of our newer games: the multiplayer minigame mayhem that is TinyTrials and our epic homage to Guitar Hero King of Air Guitar which, as you can see in the picture, we managed to get running on a real Guitar Hero controller specially for the show. You see... a flash game isn't necessarily confined to the realms of the Internet... put it on a nice screen with a decent control method and you've got an excellent addition to your exhibition stand... VFM indeed!

The best things in life

I have a tendency to be a bit obsessive over some things that I think are really cool so... I thought it might be worth starting a list, that way if you ever meet me and I start boring on one of the points below you can just say... "yes... i read about that on your blog"! I'm sure I'll add to this list but here's a few for starters.

My Favourite Things:
Kempt (Naturally)
David Tennant as Doctor Who
The Fine Burger Company at Kings Cross St Pancras
Macromedia - (Come back all is forgiven!!!)

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Friday, 20 February 2009

Friday, 20 February 2009

TinyTrials Blogged by Guardian... whoohoo!

A couple of weeks back we were privileged to be interviewed by Aleks Krotoski (who writes for the Guardian) on the subject of our latest game TinyTrials which is already scarily successful.

If you're interested in our mad ramblings you'll want to check out her post on the Guardian Blog (note the expert use of name-checking and shameless self promotion!) and once you've done that you'll obviously want to check out the game itself!

TinyTrials will shortly be available to sponsor so please do get in touch if you're interested.

Cheers

C

Monday, 16 February 2009

Monday, 16 February 2009

Office Scalextric Gets a Bit Serious...

If you know me then you'll also know of my dream of having a Scalextric track running around the entire office, streamed live online, web-cams on each of the cars and opponents controlling cars via a web-based control system on our site... well, we're not quite there yet but today our layout took a step towards that goal. 

Today I added the radius 1 hairpin bend that you can see in the top left in this picture and a 10 degree radius 3 banked curve that you can see sweeping around the top. Practically, allowing for room to walk around, the Kempt track now takes up about a quarter of our office! Having briefly tested the track it's very definitely going to provide thrills and spills, I can't wait to down tools and have a proper race!
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Tuesday, 10 February 2009

Tuesday, 10 February 2009

Facebook App Test in Revolution

Back in December i wrote a piece for Revolution profiling the "Anti-Social Networking" a Facebook application built to promote the cinema release of How to Lose Friends & Alienate People. I've just stumbled across the page, so i thought I'd share it!

Friday, 6 February 2009

Friday, 6 February 2009

Kempt included in KMI's "The Knowledge"

I'm very pleased to say that we've received some very nice words in KMI (King of Shaves' parent company) 's recent copy of their publication "The Knowledge" Issue 21 includes both a write-up on our mammoth Guitar Hero tribute, King of Air Guitar and a write-up on us on the back page.

We're big fans of the guys at KMI (I honestly use their products all the time) so this means a lot to us. Thanks!

To read all about it and also to find out what makes KMI "Company of the Year" check it out!