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Kwalee Sign Audio Contract With PitStop Productions

Kwalee Sign Audio Contract With PitStop Productions

Mobile game developer Kwalee have signed a contract with UK based audio producers Pitstop Productions to work on the forthcoming game Farm Fighters, and the initial results are sounding great!  PitStop Productions are responsible for some of the best in-game audio around, including several number…

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The minister Ed Vaizey anxiously waiting for Farm Fighters

The minister Ed Vaizey anxiously waiting for Farm Fighters

The Minister of Culture, Communications and Creative Industries, Ed Vaizey, together with Chris White MP are in Leamington Spa today to visit video game companies and they started the day with Kwalee. After a cup of coffee, we started the “tour” talking about the company,…

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Kwalee announce Koala, their proprietary, cross platform, game players network

Kwalee announce Koala, their proprietary, cross platform, game players network

Kwalee™ make social games and Koala™ provides the entire infrastructure to allow players to find and play each other. From the very beginning of Kwalee David Darling’s vision was that players want to play against each other rather than against some computer algorithm, so all…

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Big makeover for iOS version of classic game

Big makeover for iOS version of classic game

Pussy Flip from Kwalee is based on the rules of the original popular board game, reversi (invented in England in 1883), games using these rules have been played by tens of millions of players and have national and world championships. Launched in September 2012 Pussy…

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Kwalee featured yesterday on BBC Midlands news

Kwalee featured yesterday on BBC Midlands news

  BBC Midlands did a news story yesterday about  mobile games and the Leamington ‘Silicon’ Spa games cluster featuring Kwalee and Hardlight Studios. Of course, you can see that everyone did their best at looking focused and serious.

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Smartphones will render compact digital cameras extinct by 2015

Smartphones will render compact digital cameras extinct by 2015

Kwalee believe they have developed a social multiplayer gameplay mechanic that will revolutionise the way players compete with their photos. David Darling of Kwalee predicted some time ago that the console era of gaming was all but over in its traditional disc format, announcing on his blog that “consoles…

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Smartphones will render compact digital cameras extinct by 2015

Smartphones will render compact digital cameras extinct by 2015

The rate of change in technology and in our behaviour with electronic devices is quite stunning. Just a handful of years ago I travelled with a whole pile of devices. A mobile phone, a laptop computer, an MP3 player, a portable gaming device, a camera,…

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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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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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Planet Kwalee Podcast: 1st November 2012

Planet Kwalee Podcast: 1st November 2012

A slightly different format now the Podcast has been handed over to Ian Kane and Alexei Lundgard, more music, more banter, just more! In this weeks episode Ian and Alexei are joined by Adam Philbin and Barnaby Smith. They discuss Barnaby’s recent tutorial articles focussing on…

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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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What Kwalee is up to right now!

What Kwalee is up to right now!

I thought I would write an article to put all the Kwalee product news in one place. All our games are multiplayer and all use our own server technology, which is being continuously enhanced. We started with two games using established gaming mechanics, the four…

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Grand Thieves & Tomb Raiders

Grand Thieves & Tomb Raiders

Gaming: It’s the greatest British invasion of them all. Lara Croft is a world famous pin-up, and the British-made Grand Theft Auto and its spin-offs have sold more than 100 million copies worldwide. The UK games industry is now bigger than either its cinema or…

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F2P Summit: Kwalee founder, David Darling, on the future of freemium

F2P Summit: Kwalee founder, David Darling, on the future of freemium

David Darling CBE, CEO of Kwalee and Co-founder of Codemasters, speaks on stage at the F2P Summit 2012. David looks back on the history so far of his new iOS indie game studio, Kwalee. He also discusses free-to-play or “freemium” games and his vision for…

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Ouya: 3 reasons the Android powered console could fail

Ouya: 3 reasons the Android powered console could fail

  By David Darling – Kwalee CEO Ouya may have raised $9m, but is this enough to succeed? I’ve just done a Google search for news about the Android powered Ouya console and these are some of the words that popped out from the pages:…

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PocketGamer: Kwalee bound for GApp Fest

PocketGamer: Kwalee bound for GApp Fest

Our friends at PocketGamer.biz have a story about the upcoming GApp Fest event. The event is focussed on indie game start-ups discussing their experiences and sharing best practice. David Darling CBE, the founder and CEO of Kwalee, will be speaking at the event. You can…

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PUSSY FLIP: Poster competition!

PUSSY FLIP: Poster competition!

To celebrate the upcoming release of PUSSY FLIP – Purrfect Reversi, we’re giving away two fantastic LIMITED EDITION posters designed by the artists who worked on the game! The posters are signed by the PUSSY FLIP development team: James Horn (Head of Art), Jay Lytwynenko…

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