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Interesting tweets from Casual Connect 2013 #casualconnect

Interesting tweets from Casual Connect 2013 #casualconnect

Today was the first day of three for Casual Connect Hamburg. We could not be there so we took to the Twitter highway and followed the hashtag. Here are the tweets that got our attention so far. We will update the article over the next…

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Games, games everywhere – Entanglement

Games, games everywhere –  Entanglement

This post is number 10 from the series of articles we started about games that have taken too much of our time (some of them still do). Today’s game is Entanglement, a splendid puzzle game from Gopher Studios. You start the game on a hex tiled board…

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What do you think is video gaming’s greatest genre?

What do you think is video gaming’s greatest genre?

Is there one gaming genre that could be considered the best? Well, there is an interesting “Bonus Round” show with Seamus Blackley, Marcus Beer & Jeff Cannata as guests where they cover the question and also talk about their favourite genres. We heard tower defense, rpg and…

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Games, games everywhere – Z-type

Games, games everywhere –  Z-type

This post is number 9 from the series of articles we started about games that have taken too much of our time (some of them still do). Today’s game is Z-type. You command a spaceship  and have to defend it from other ships coming to attack you…

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Code club in 25% of primary schools by the end of 2015 #UK

Code club in 25% of primary schools by the end of 2015 #UK

Code club is a UK nationwide network of after school coding sessions targeted at children aged between 9 and 11. The goal is to organize clubs in over 25% of the primary schools in England by the end of 2015. Right now, with the help…

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Planet Kwalee Podcast: Thursday 7th February

Planet Kwalee Podcast: Thursday 7th February

On this week’s podcast regular host Ian Kane is joined by Alex Bleau, Barnaby Smith and Evan Harris. This weeks episode sees them discussing in depth the idea of the freemium model in games, the pros and cons and their personal opinions about it all….

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Games, games everywhere – ElastoMania

Games, games everywhere –  ElastoMania

This post is number 8 from the series of articles we started about games that have taken too much of our time (some of them still do). Today’s game is ElastoMania. The aim of the game is to control a motorbike rider, and complete each level by…

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8bit radio – waves for the retro video game fans

8bit radio – waves for the retro video game fans

Quite often we pick up and play retro games and sometimes we leave the game running just so we can hear the music. Since this method isn’t very productive, we tried to search for a radio station that could satisfy our need for retro hits….

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Games, games everywhere – Can Knockdown

Games, games everywhere –  Can Knockdown

This post is number 7 from the series of articles we started about games that have taken too much of our time (some of them still do). Today’s game is Can Knockdown – You start the game presented with a single ball and 3 cans to knockdown….

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Games, games everywhere – PixEvo – The Fountain

Games, games everywhere –  PixEvo – The Fountain

This post is number 6 from the series of articles we started about games that have taken too much of our time (some of them still do). Today’s game is PixEvo – The Fountain from EvilDog. You start out as a square just a bit bigger than…

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Planet Kwalee Podcast: Thursday 31st January

Planet Kwalee Podcast: Thursday 31st January

On this week’s podcast regular host Ian Kane is joined by Alex Bleau and Head of Art James Horn. They discuss Google’s announcement related to 15,000 Raspberry Pie computers being distributed through UK schools and the National Rifle Association’s new controversial shooting practice game being given a…

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Games, games everywhere – Steamlands from Nitrome

Games, games everywhere – Steamlands from Nitrome

This post is number 5 from the 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 Steamlands from Nitrome. Basically, Europe is in ruins after a great war and after…

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Get your own 3D model of King’s Landing… Minecraft style

Get your own 3D model of King’s Landing… Minecraft style

With all the great and awesome buildings and creations in Minecraft, it was only a matter of time until someone came up with a service to offer you real 3D models of what you made. You know, so you can justify those 200 something hours…

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Hotline Miami, floppy disk drives and a Starcraft movie on our video list today

Hotline Miami, floppy disk drives and a Starcraft movie on our video list today

Three videos caught my eyes today. First off, Hotline Miami. I talked about the game in one of our articles and if I remember correctly, we even expressed how much some of us at Kwalee like it. This morning, I find a video about Hotline…

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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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Games, games everywhere – Realm of the Mad God

Games, games everywhere – Realm of the Mad God

This is the third post for a series of articles we started this week about games that have taken too much of our time (some of them still do). Since it’s Friday and you have the weekend ahead, today’s game is Realm of the Mad…

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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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Interesting tweets from the Mobile Games Forum 2013

Interesting tweets from the Mobile Games Forum 2013

We didn’t make it this year at the Mobile Games Forum in London so we had to settle with following the twitter hashtag and see what people were talking about.  Here are a few tweets that caught our attention. You can still follow the hashtag…

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If at some point you want to quit your job… then do it like this

If at some point you want to quit your job… then do it like this

I think most people at some point in their lives will quit a job. If you think about it, that is the moment when you want attention, especially from other potential employers or contractors. So it’s safe to say that if you can quit in…

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