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Planet Kwalee Podcast: Thursday 28th February

Planet Kwalee Podcast: Thursday 28th February

On this week’s podcast regular host Ian Kane is joined by community evangelist Alex Bleau, Head of Art James Horn and the brand new addition to the art team, Hannah Payne. We will be grilling Hannah in true Podcast style as well as talking about…

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Kwalee Quiz: Hannah Payne

Kwalee Quiz: Hannah Payne

Kwalee’s new Junior Artist, Hannah Payne, tells us how she came to work in the games industry. What is your first gaming memory? We got an Amiga 1200 just after I turned 4, and the game I most clearly remember playing is Noddy’s Big Adventure…

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Games, games everywhere – Super Monkey Ball

Games, games everywhere – Super Monkey Ball

This post is number 12 from the series of articles we started about games that have taken too much of our time (some of them still do). Today we talk about Super Monkey Ball, an arcade platform game developed by Amusement Vision and published by Sega. The game…

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Flip the Cats Retweet Competition: Winner Announced

Flip the Cats Retweet Competition: Winner Announced

We had an overwhelming response to our recent twitter competition so first of all we would like to say a massive thanks to all of you that got involved, for those that didn’t, there’s always next time! So in order to choose the lucky winner…

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Planet Kwalee Podcast: Thursday 21st February

Planet Kwalee Podcast: Thursday 21st February

On this week’s podcast regular host Ian Kane is joined by community evangelist Alex Bleau, programming wizard Barnaby Smith and Kwalee’s very own Metal Gear Solid fan boy, Alexei Lundgard. This week’s episode sees them discussing the recent Playstation4 news and updates as well as…

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Tweet about Flip the Cats and win a £25 iTunes Voucher

Tweet about Flip the Cats and win a £25 iTunes Voucher

Hi all you Flip the Cats fans(and everyone else too). We are really happy and thankful for all the downloads and new players flipping cats all over the world. Just to make it even more fun, we are holding a sweepstakes and are giving out…

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How to always have games to play in Flip the Cats

How to always have games to play in Flip the Cats

Since we launched the update, we’ve had thousands of new players downloading Flip the Cats and the existing players updating and enjoying the new features. First of all, thank you for downloading and playing the game. Also, a big thank you to everyone sending us…

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Flip the Cats on iOS arrives on the App Store

Flip the Cats on iOS arrives on the App Store

UK based mobile game studio Kwalee are pleased to announce the arrival of Flip the Cats on iOS. Flip the Cats is a turn-based strategy board game and will be available to download from today on the iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch from the Apple…

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Flip the Cats update will be out on Monday… so we celebrated…

Flip the Cats update will be out on Monday… so we celebrated…

Our update for Flip the Cats has been approved and will be available to download for free on Monday the 18th of February. We felt like celebrating a bit and we thought this was the best way to do it:     Flip the Cats…

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Planet Kwalee Podcast: Thursday 14th February

Planet Kwalee Podcast: Thursday 14th February

On this week’s podcast regular host Ian Kane is joined by Community guy Alex Bleau and programming wizard David Smithson.  This week’s episode sees them getting all mushy (as it’s Valentine’s day) and taking a look at the games ‘they fell in love with’ over…

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Games, games everywhere – Ikaruga

Games, games everywhere – Ikaruga

This post is number 11 from the series of articles we started about games that have taken too much of our time (some of them still do). Today we talk about Ikaruga, a shoot ’em up video game developed by Treasure. It was released in the arcades in 2001 on the Sega…

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How Civilization helped me install Windows

How Civilization helped me install Windows

I owe a part of who I am and how I think to several video games that I have played in my childhood. I have played and am playing a lot of games, but let’s talk about the few that really stuck. In 1994-ish, the…

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Interesting tweets from Casual Connect 2013 #casualconnect

Interesting tweets from Casual Connect 2013 #casualconnect

Today was the first day of three for Casual Connect Hamburg. We could not be there so we took to the Twitter highway and followed the hashtag. Here are the tweets that got our attention so far. We will update the article over the next…

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Games, games everywhere – Entanglement

Games, games everywhere –  Entanglement

This post is number 10 from the series of articles we started about games that have taken too much of our time (some of them still do). Today’s game is Entanglement, a splendid puzzle game from Gopher Studios. You start the game on a hex tiled board…

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What do you think is video gaming’s greatest genre?

What do you think is video gaming’s greatest genre?

Is there one gaming genre that could be considered the best? Well, there is an interesting “Bonus Round” show with Seamus Blackley, Marcus Beer & Jeff Cannata as guests where they cover the question and also talk about their favourite genres. We heard tower defense, rpg and…

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Games, games everywhere – Z-type

Games, games everywhere –  Z-type

This post is number 9 from the series of articles we started about games that have taken too much of our time (some of them still do). Today’s game is Z-type. You command a spaceship  and have to defend it from other ships coming to attack you…

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Code club in 25% of primary schools by the end of 2015 #UK

Code club in 25% of primary schools by the end of 2015 #UK

Code club is a UK nationwide network of after school coding sessions targeted at children aged between 9 and 11. The goal is to organize clubs in over 25% of the primary schools in England by the end of 2015. Right now, with the help…

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Planet Kwalee Podcast: Thursday 7th February

Planet Kwalee Podcast: Thursday 7th February

On this week’s podcast regular host Ian Kane is joined by Alex Bleau, Barnaby Smith and Evan Harris. This weeks episode sees them discussing in depth the idea of the freemium model in games, the pros and cons and their personal opinions about it all….

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Games, games everywhere – ElastoMania

Games, games everywhere –  ElastoMania

This post is number 8 from the series of articles we started about games that have taken too much of our time (some of them still do). Today’s game is ElastoMania. The aim of the game is to control a motorbike rider, and complete each level by…

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8bit radio – waves for the retro video game fans

8bit radio – waves for the retro video game fans

Quite often we pick up and play retro games and sometimes we leave the game running just so we can hear the music. Since this method isn’t very productive, we tried to search for a radio station that could satisfy our need for retro hits….

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