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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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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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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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That Pussy Flip to Flip the Cats name change

That Pussy Flip to Flip the Cats name change

The name that you give a game is immensely important. It is what people use to identify a complex human experience, so when you see the words Grand Theft Auto, Halo, Mario or Tetris they have a resonance that goes well beyond the simple letters…

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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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Hotline Miami: How a great gaming experience could be even better

Hotline Miami: How a great gaming experience could be even better

This article is about the original experience that you get when playing Hotline Miami. But first, let’s talk about Bastion, another great game. Bastion has a unique setting and an interesting story. But that is not the best part. Bastion’s ground is generated while your…

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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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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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Steady, Aim, Fire! Farm Fighters Weapons Revealed

Steady, Aim, Fire! Farm Fighters Weapons Revealed

Ever fancied firing a cluster bomb at a sheep? Or perhaps donning your pimp hat and dropping a nuke on a pig? Or maybe an airstrike is more appealing? All these things and more are possible in the new turn based game from Kwalee –…

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Pussy Flip on iPhone. Now with real cats!

Pussy Flip on iPhone. Now with real cats!

Some time a go now Team Kwalee had the great idea of attempting a full game of PussyFlip with real cats, needless to say the real life pussy cats weren’t quite so keen to stay inside the board spaces. Instead preferring to be fussed over by the…

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Pussy Flip goes global!

Pussy Flip goes global!

Pussy Flip has reached the top 10 in the board game charts on the App Store in 32 countries including: Thailand, Pakistan, Iceland and Russia and is also within the top 10 strategy game charts in 18 countries including: Thailand, Egypt, Indonesia and Iceland. Pussy Flip…

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Kwalee 1st Birthday Lunch At Wagamama

Kwalee 1st Birthday Lunch At Wagamama

To celebrate Kwalee turning the ripe age of 1 earlier last month, the whole team headed down to Wagamama for a celebratory lunch. It’s always nice to get everyone together outside of the office, even for a brief moment to have a chat, a drink,…

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Kwalee Announce Farm Fighters For Release

Kwalee Announce Farm Fighters For Release

Original, offbeat, visually charming yet slightly disturbing – no it’s not Gangnam Style you’ll be glad to hear, it’s the newest development from Kwalee, originally codenamed BLT, the game has now officially been named Farm Fighters.

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Raining pussycats on the App Store!

Raining pussycats on the App Store!

We decided to have a little bit of fun with our Pussy Flip bean bags and a very brave camera man! Pussy Flip is a fantastic multiplayer puzzle game for your iPhone. It’s free and it’s out now, so download the app and get playing…

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Pussy Flip: Development vs Marketing. FIGHT!

Pussy Flip: Development vs Marketing. FIGHT!

Pussy Flip is free again on the App Store starting today, so to celebrate we’ve made another silly video! Alexei from the development team takes on Ian from the marketing team in a NERF gun battle, but it all goes horribly wrong before the pussycats…

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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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iPhone 5 and iOS 6: Reaction from app developers

iPhone 5 and iOS 6: Reaction from app developers

The wait is over! Last night in San Francisco, Apple finally revealed their next-generation smartphone, iPhone 5. Of course, we all love games at Kwalee! So what do iPhone 5 and iOS 6 mean for mobile gaming and gamers? We asked our team what they…

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