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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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Farm Fighters teaser trailer released

Farm Fighters teaser trailer released

Attention Soldier! The official Farm Fighters teaser trailer has been released today. Get ready for the best farm fighting game on iOS. Please rate, share and comment. 

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Planet Kwalee Podcast: 22nd November 2012

Planet Kwalee Podcast: 22nd November 2012

In this weeks episode Ian and Alexei are joined by Head of Testing John Darling and Community Evangelist Alex Bleau. They discuss gaming genres they hate, gaming cliches and as always plenty of game banter and a look at what we’re all playing at the…

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New programmer, David Smithson, joins team Kwalee

New programmer, David Smithson, joins team Kwalee

Expanding indie developers Kwalee have bolstered the ranks once again this month with talented programmer David Smithson joining the team. Kwalee are going from strength to strength right now with a noticeable increase in media attention surrounding the release of the third game - Farm Fighters and…

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Skyfall: from a software perspective

Skyfall: from a software perspective

Recently we had the privilege to attend a private screening of the latest Bond film, Skyfall thanks to the lovely people at Autodesk. In addition to the film itself, we were also treated to shot breakdowns of several of the VFX sequences created by MPC,…

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Planet Kwalee Podcast: 15th November 2012

Planet Kwalee Podcast: 15th November 2012

In this weeks episode Ian and Alexei are joined by Kwalee programmer Evan Harris. They discuss Grand Theft Auto 5, Curiosity The Cube and we speak to Evan about Farm Fighters and how that’s all coming along and as always plenty of game banter and…

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David Darling speaks at Launch 2012

David Darling speaks at Launch 2012

The annual Launch Conference at the Birmingham Science Park kicked off this week,  a handfull of the Kwalee team headed over to sit in on the speeches from industry experts and support our very own David Darling as he sat on a panel with Will…

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Andrew Graham on course to change the games industry with completely new game mechanic

Andrew Graham on course to change the games industry with completely new game mechanic

Andrew Graham, the man responsible for the design and coding on the original Micro Machines is set to change the way we play games on portable devices forever. Andrew has created, in the game known internally as ‘Teapot‘, a game mechanic unlike anything seen previously….

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Pussy Flip 1.2 News

Pussy Flip 1.2 News

As part of the Pussy Flip 1.2 update we’re adding in a nice selection of collectable badges for players to earn. Some of these will be easy to earn, some of them more difficult, and some of them are a secret! Your badges will be…

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Pussy Flip: A slightly mad video shoot

Pussy Flip: A slightly mad video shoot

We were out of the office for a while this morning filming a rather silly video for Pussy Flip! Alexei Lundgard is the star of the show again and we’ve finally made use of our NERF guns and Pussy Flip beanbags – which a lot…

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PUSSY FLIP: developing the game

PUSSY FLIP: developing the game

Get an inside look at iOS game development in this video, which shows code and art being added to PUSSY FLIP – Purrfect Reversi, the latest iPhone game from Kwalee. Available in late August 2012. The Team Lead for the game, James Munro, created this…

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Games We Like

Games We Like

Kwalee is joining fellow indie developers, The Pickford Bros, in their efforts to encourage small game developers to help promote each other’s games. The Pickfords say: The big idea behind ‘Games We Like’ is that it’s not cross-promotion as such. Nobody has to reciprocate the…

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Zero to Code

Zero to Code

   By Evan Harris – Programmer On my first day at Kwalee, after being given the grand tour, awkwardly shaking people’s hands and being harassed by Didi the dog, I was given my first assignment: Make an online multiplayer turn based game. Wow, okay, first…

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Updating Gobang Social

Updating Gobang Social

Programmer, James Munro, talks about the process of continually updating and improving an iPhone game. Over the past couple of months we’ve been hard at work on updating and improving Gobang Social. Last week we submitted v1.6 and we’re now developing v1.7, the seventh consecutive…

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Press release: Kwalee offers rare insights into game development

Press release: Kwalee offers rare insights into game development

Games are played by many hundreds of millions of people around the world, but very few gamers have much insight into the development process. Also, whilst many young people aspire to work in the game industry they often have little idea what that work might…

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Office table tennis returns!

Office table tennis returns!

The mythical Kwalee Office Table Tennis Championship has been on hiatus for a while, but it has returned this week. Joe has already knocked out Alexei in the first match. Other first round matches are James vs. Tom, Lizzie vs. Nick and newcomer Pete vs….

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Kwalee Podcast: album art

Kwalee Podcast: album art

In the next few weeks we will be launching our Kwalee podcast. The show will be published on iTunes and hosted by our Community Evangelist, Joe Barron. You can look forward to lots of discussions about our iOS titles, the iPhone game industry and gaming…

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Alexei’s Creative Weds: No. 5

Alexei’s Creative Weds: No. 5

Fuelled by his excitement for the new Aliens game, Alexei has been hard at work on more sketches today to keep his hand-drawing skills as fresh as possible. Creative Wednesdays are a chance for our programmers and artists to work on personal projects of their own…

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Kwalee continues to expand

Kwalee continues to expand

The Kwalee team is expanding rapidly at the moment. We’ve had one new Programmer join us this week and many more will be arriving in the near future, along with a few new Artists. Having a slightly larger team will bring us lots of new…

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Tales from the code mines: No.4

Tales from the code mines: No.4

Kwalee Programmer, James Munro, takes us on a journey through the post-release updates to Gobang Social. In this exciting video you can see the updates that have been made to Gobang Social, since the game was first launched on iPhone. Each item in the tree…

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