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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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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: Competition winner

PUSSY FLIP: Competition winner

@samjermy87 on Twitter loved his PUSSY FLIP competition prize so much, he sent us some “unboxing” photos. Look out for more great Kwalee competitions soon and remember that you can try Gobang Social for free! PUSSY FLIP is coming soon too!

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NERF: The Kwalee office arms race

NERF: The Kwalee office arms race

Everybody needs to let off steam at work every once in a while. In recent weeks at Kwalee, the famous table tennis table has been joined by some new toys, NERF guns. The Gobang Social, PUSSY FLIP – Purrfect Reversi and B.L.T. (Working Title) development…

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Kwalee Table Tennis: August 2012

Kwalee Table Tennis: August 2012

An arms race has begun in the world of office table tennis! Since Tom Aherne and John Darling joined Kwalee, the standard of play in our lunchtime tournaments has improved dramatically as everyone strives to compete with the new boys’ skills. Before T and J…

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Office ping pong

Office ping pong

The office table tennis tournament continues to provide our lunchtime fun at Kwalee. A huge shock took place in June when our Finance Manger, Tom Aherne, won the monthly championship by beating CEO, David Darling, in the final. The was the first loss ever for DD….

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Kwalee Quiz: Tom Aherne

Kwalee Quiz: Tom Aherne

This week’s interview features Tom Aherne, our Finance Manager. What is your first gaming memory? I received a Nintendo Entertainment System for my birthday back in 1993 and excitedly played Super Mario Bros. 2 for hours on end. The quirky soundtrack, dazzling colours and frantic…

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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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Kwalee goes paint-balling

Kwalee goes paint-balling

   By Joe Barron – Community Evangelist It was time for another Kwalee team-building exercise this week. It was an usual take on team activities as we were tasked with shooting our colleagues in the face! Most of the staff headed out to Delta Force…

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Kwalee Quiz – Adam Philbin

Kwalee Quiz – Adam Philbin

In the latest Kwalee Quiz, we speak to our new Interactive Designer, Adam Philbin. What is your first gaming memory? I remember playing various arcade racing games (Outrun and F1 games in particular) and Rainbow Islands on some magical early gaming system. The first console…

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When Alexei met Kojima

When Alexei met Kojima

Kwalee’s Alexei Lundgard had the opportunity to meet one of his heroes this weekend. This is what happened when Alexei met Hideo Kojima, the legendary creator of the Metal Gear series. Last Saturday I was privileged to attend a signing event in London, celebrating the…

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iPad explosion bloopers

iPad explosion bloopers

We recently blew-up a New iPad to celebrate the launch of our first iPhone game, Gobang Social. If you haven’t seen the original video, you can check it out here. We’ve now rescued some additional footage from the cutting room floor and put together a blooper…

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Awesome zombie wallpapers!

Awesome zombie wallpapers!

EVEN MOAR ZOMBEHS! By popular demand, Kwalee artist, Jay Lytwynenko has produced some awesome desktop wallpapers based on her zombie drawings from last week. Now you can scare yourself every time you boot up your PC or Mac! Click on the thumbnails below to download…

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Birthday win

Birthday win

It was Brand Evangelist, Lizzie’s birthday over the weekend, so the Kwalee staff got together to buy her some treats. She’s known for having a severe addiction to crisps, so it wasn’t too hard to decide what to get for her!   Lizzie is also…

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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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