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Kwalee Quarterly Team Building Event

Today Kwalee attended their quarterly team building event – laser combat – in Stottesdon, Shropshire. It was reds versus blues and after 6 rounds the event finished as a tie. Much rolling, jumping, ducking, dieing and laughing was done by all. It was rather less…

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Jason Falcus appointed COO of Kwalee

Jason Falcus appointed COO of Kwalee

Kwalee Press Release 26th August, 2014, Silicon Spa, United Kingdom Kwalee today announce that Jason Falcus is joining as Chief Operating Officer (COO) to help run the company’s operations. David Darling, CEO of Kwalee says: “I’ve known Jason for 26 years, and we have worked together…

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Kwalee Quarterly Team Building Event- Disc Golf

Today Kwalee Staff attended our quarterly team building event- Disc Golf! The staff were split into teams of 4′s and 5′s (plus one dog) to play the 18 holes of boggy, bushy and ruthless wilderness that is the outskirts of leamington. Discs were thrown, tempers…

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Kwalee Summer BBQ August 2014

Today we had the Kwalee Summer BBQ. Staff’s family and friends all attended on what proved to be a sunny, fun packed, food filled day with plenty of laughter and some very questionable “sport”. The hovercraft was extremely popular throughout the day, providing an adrenaline…

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Kwalee Programming Vacancies

We are currently looking to hire talented programmers and senior programmers for exciting new games we are developing. Programmers at Kwalee need to deliver high quality, innovative and extremely fun mobile games. You will be required to design, create and develop excellent quality and reliable…

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Kwalee Quarterly Team Building Event – Zombie Apocalypse

Today Kwalee staff attended our quarterly team building event – Zombie Apocalypse! Staff formed a corporate special forces team sent into a top secret research facility that had lost all contact with the outside world. We were assigned different roles within the team, including Commanding Officer,…

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Kwalee takes Mobile Gaming beyond the Next Level

Kwalee takes Mobile Gaming beyond the Next Level

It has been 2 years in the making but steady development by a small and dedicated team has produced Kwalee’s new server technologies to support its long term goals. David Darling’s desire to return to the gaming industry was kindled by what was then a…

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Kwalee Quarterly Team Building Event – Longswords

Today Kwalee attended their quarterly team building event – Longsword self defence – at the Grange, Balsall Common. Staff were trained in a variety of Longsword self defence techniques, using close combat moves to effectively divert the attacks of an oncoming opponent. A thoroughly great…

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Kwalee Quarterly Team Building Event – Archery

Kwalee staff recently attended their quarterly team building event – Archery at Adventure Sports Ltd near Warwick. This proved a very entertaining day out and consisted of a tutorial and practice session followed by a team competition. Staff were split into two groups to compete…

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Kwalee looking for freelance artists to help with demanding schedule of releases

Kwalee looking for freelance artists to help with demanding schedule of releases

With four games currently in development for release in the coming months, Kwalee’s Art Department are working more than flat out lovingly crafting art for our eager audience. The standard is set to a very high level as the Farm Fighters teaser art amply demonstrates….

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Art Smiths in training

Art Smiths in training

Last blog, I promised to tell you about some of the training we’ve been doing as a department to increase the skills of our Art Smiths at Kwalee. But what is an Art Smith you may say? A good question, which I’m glad you have…

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State of the Art

State of the Art

Some of you avid readers may have noticed that the Art Department has been rather quiet on the website of late. I thought it would be great to fill you in on some of the exciting things that we’ve been doing and so allay some…

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David Darling Talks NES, Game Genie & Micro Machines Exclusively with Nintendo Life

David Darling Talks NES, Game Genie & Micro Machines Exclusively with Nintendo Life

Last week Damien McFerran of Nintendo Life conducted a video interview with David Darling here at the Kwalee offices and today that article and video has gone live. Damien has over a decade of professional writing experience under his belt and there are rumours that…

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A Day At The Races

A Day At The Races

Yesterday Team Kwalee headed off to Birmingham Wheels outdoor go kart track for a day of racing and team building. The team got off to a flying start with a Subway lunch and minibus ride over to Birmingham with the driver looking like he was…

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Games, games everywhere – Earthworm Jim

Games, games everywhere – Earthworm Jim

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 Earthworm Jim, a 2D sideways platform game developed by Sega. The first time I remember playing this game…

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Defensive ammo: they grow, roll and blow up when you get too close

Defensive ammo: they grow, roll and blow up when you get too close

Testing out the offensive ammo last week, our soldiers saw the destructive potential but also the danger, because the enemy will have acces to the same weapons and gear. Therefore, they requested defensive measures. You know, bunkers, shields, radar, spy drones, the works. Did they…

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Farm Fighters: Never go to war without a hat!

Farm Fighters: Never go to war without a hat!

War is a serious thing. In Farm Fighters? Not so much. When going to war as a donkey, sheep, pig or cow, with a cannon on your back, you know the first thing that comes out of the enemy’s mouth is probably: “That guy is…

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Offensive ammo: they bounce, spread, parachute, hover and explode

Offensive ammo: they bounce, spread, parachute, hover and explode

We have already handed out the cannons to our farm fighters so they can test them out. This week though, they literally had a blast trying out the offensive ammo. They tested bouncing bombs, parachute bombs, remote controlled rockets, bombs that bounce, even shot Flip…

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BLIP: Celebrating Backspace The Kwalee Way

BLIP: Celebrating Backspace The Kwalee Way

Last night in conjunction with the guys over at Monster & Monster and Leamington Backspace we threw a networking event/party to raise money for two great causes – Myton Hospice and Special Effect. We were completely overwhelmed with the attendance and it was amazing to see…

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New Cow character art, wallpapers and video

New Cow character art, wallpapers and video

Welcome back private. After the donkey and the sheep, the next recruit back from training is the Cow. This recruit hails from Scotland, has a mean look in its eyes and is eager to put that training to the test. Here’s a video of the…

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