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Jul 27, 2013
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Legends of Firestorm – Kickstarter

Frankie Hobbins and Peter Nicholls have just launched a Kickstarter for their free-to-play online hack and slash epic Legends of Firestorm. They are trying to fund the last year of development on the project, having been working full time out of their own pockets for a year already.

The game looks great already and will only get better as they get closer to finishing it. Go check it out now, spread the word, and back them on KickStarter.

Jul 27, 2013
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Events in London

We have a few lovely games events coming up for you in the next month.

On 30th July IGDA are having an evening of short games related talks. TECHNIQUES FOR TAMING/TRAINING ALL MANNER OF GAME BEASTS: HTML 5 GAMES, GAME MACHINES, AND GAME CURATION is taking place at the Keyworh Centre of London Southbank University. London Indies regulars abound as George Buckenham will talk to you about DIY games hardware, Marie Foulston will demystify how to run a games club night, and myself, Joe Bain, will be spelling out HTML5 games and how to make them. Free entry and you don’t need to be an IGDA member to attend.


The 14th August brings us REZtron – Your Passport To SEGASM which promises to let you play all your favourite old SEGA games on suitably old TVs in a bar in Shoreditch. Downstairs at the Hoxton Pony this is an 18+ event with cocktails, karaoke and “a few more suprises”. Here’s hoping for Richard Jaques knocking out a jazz version of the Outrun soundtrack whilst Yu Suzuki writhes around in a giant martini glass.


You might also want to mark 25th October in your calendar for Playful, “a one-day conference about games, play, design, interaction and behaviour”. It looks like a pretty decent line-up of speakers, with Jane ní Dhulchaointi, the inventor of flubber-style science goop, sugru, MoMA exhibited artist Stefanie Posavec and Sharna Jackson, head honcho from Tate Kids. Tickets are £65 and selling quick, so don’t miss out.

So plenty to look forward to then.

Jul 4, 2013

London Gamecraft

GameCraft is coming to London. Started in Dublin, this now international game jam organisation is preparing for an event in London on August 10th.


It’s a one-day game jam, being held at Skills Matter, who host loads of game and tech events in London. Turn up at 8.30 am, the theme is announced at 9 am, then you have 12 hours to get down and mak gam. Beer and pizza is provided for the hungry and there are prizes at the end for the best games. No word yet on what’s up for grabs, but there will almost certainly be t-shirts and that special I-made-a-game feeling.

That’s August 10th folk, entry is free but you need to sign up for a ticket.