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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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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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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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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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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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Kwalee quarterly social event: Airsoft

On monday everyone at Kwalee headed out to the location of the company quarterly social event. This time around, we chose Airsoft and the location was a abandoned school with tight corners, dark rooms and tricky hallways; in other words, an ideal space for this…

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The Kwalee Table Tennis final: Tom Aherne vs. John Darling

The Kwalee Table Tennis final: Tom Aherne vs. John Darling

Each month at Kwalee we hold a company table tennis championship. While not everyone has mad skills when it comes to the game, we are all very competitive. This month’s edition ended on wednesday with  John Darling and Tom Aherne in the final. Check out…

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Name our cats and be part of the game

Name our cats and be part of the game

One of our players asked us last week what are the cats’ names and we could not tell him because… well… they don’t have names. Yet. We want your help and ideas to find the craziest, funniest, coolest names for our four cats. To get…

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Kwalee Quiz: Hannah Payne

Kwalee Quiz: Hannah Payne

Kwalee’s new Junior Artist, Hannah Payne, tells us how she came to work in the games industry. What is your first gaming memory? We got an Amiga 1200 just after I turned 4, and the game I most clearly remember playing is Noddy’s Big Adventure…

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Flip the Cats Retweet Competition: Winner Announced

Flip the Cats Retweet Competition: Winner Announced

We had an overwhelming response to our recent twitter competition so first of all we would like to say a massive thanks to all of you that got involved, for those that didn’t, there’s always next time! So in order to choose the lucky winner…

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Planet Kwalee Podcast: Thursday 21st February

Planet Kwalee Podcast: Thursday 21st February

On this week’s podcast regular host Ian Kane is joined by community evangelist Alex Bleau, programming wizard Barnaby Smith and Kwalee’s very own Metal Gear Solid fan boy, Alexei Lundgard. This week’s episode sees them discussing the recent Playstation4 news and updates as well as…

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Flip the Cats on iOS arrives on the App Store

Flip the Cats on iOS arrives on the App Store

UK based mobile game studio Kwalee are pleased to announce the arrival of Flip the Cats on iOS. Flip the Cats is a turn-based strategy board game and will be available to download from today on the iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch from the Apple…

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Games, games everywhere – This is the only level

Games, games everywhere – This is the only level

This is the fourth post for a series of articles we started last week about games that have taken too much of our time (some of them still do). Today’s game is “This is the only level”. And just like the title says, the game…

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Planet Kwalee Podcast: 24th of January 2013

Planet Kwalee Podcast: 24th of January 2013

On this week’s podcast regular host Ian Kane is joined by Alex Bleau and Finance Manager Tom Aherne. They discuss Tom’s recent article on the Kwalee blog where he looked at 13 successfully monetized free to play games and put the results of his findings…

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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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A look at 13 successfully monetized free to play games

A look at 13 successfully monetized free to play games

One of the things Kwalee is interested in for games currently in development is getting free to play right. That means finding the right balance between what people pay for and what they play for. While a lot of Kwalee staff have good knowledge of…

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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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Ed Vaizey, the creative industries Minister, will visit Leamington Spa

Ed Vaizey, the creative industries Minister, will visit Leamington Spa

In a debate that took place in the house of commons on the 10th of January this year, Chris White MP mentioned that the creative industries Minister Ed Vaizey is planning a visit to Leamington Spa, an important centre of the video games industry for…

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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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