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UK Games Fund

UK Games Fund


Posted By on Aug 23, 2016 |

Plain Sight 2 has been awarded the UK Games Fund. A great scheme that helps UK based developers.   Plain Sight 2 will be shown soon….  ...

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GAME JAM #3 – Hunters

GAME JAM #3 – Hunters


Posted By on Apr 7, 2016 | 0 comments

You are a real world Hunter. Your phone is now your weapon.   You will be alerted if Hunters are in your area, with a picture of the Hunter. YOU MUST TAKE A PHOTO OF THE HUNTER’S FACE TO KILL THEM   Hunters can create gangs, which are stronger, have a larger alert area, larger field of view, etc. Bigger gangs can carry out larger more strategic kills. You will be sent real world achievements to carry out.   HUNT OR BE...

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GAME JAM #2 – TV Hitman

GAME JAM #2 – TV Hitman


Posted By on Mar 3, 2016 | 0 comments

Ever wished you could shoot at live TV.. with just your hand ?!   Ever held your hand up to the TV and pretended to shoot some annoying character ? (It’s fun for a bit but with no visual feedback it gets boring pretty quick.)   Well now you can with TV Hitman.   Hold your hand in the shape of a gun, and pretend to fire, the Xbox Kinect (by using TV passthrough) will see you and add a bullet hole effect on the screen, inc sound effect. Different hand shapes and movements will result in different effects. Shotgun, mini gun, rocket launcher, sword slash, deadly plague, etc Does anyone remember that Desktop Toys app ? With some clever recognition this could be brought to a new level.   When you shoot a person in the head, the top of the screen will say ‘HEADSHOT!’ Hitting and missing a person will result in different sound effects. Game mode example: Can you get 20 headshots in a minute ? Social Real time bullets from your friends showing on your tv. Co-op playing. You have to shoot the same objects as your friends. 20+ players. When the sly duck appears at anytime on screen who is the first to shoot it. How many other people worldwide are shooting that character at the same time as you are ? Leaderboards Which characters were most shot at this month ? Which TV shows / Movies get the most destruction ? How many times was a Kardashian shot...

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GAME JAM #1 – Mind Pong

GAME JAM #1 – Mind Pong


Posted By on Feb 9, 2016 | 0 comments

Close Your Eyes … Enter the Arena   The game is fundamentally an audio only 3D pong. You are in a big room, at each end is a paddle, the paddle is a third of the size of the back wall, the entire back wall is the Goal. The player is standing central, just infont of the large paddle at one end. The room has a floor and a ceiling. The room has near no gravity as the ball must travel in straight lines after bouncing on walls, but will slow down.   The game is all about listening to where the ball bounces around the room. The ball has a small rattle to help the player listen to where it is. When the ball comes to your end, you hold your phone either left landscape, portrait or right landscape. The orientation of the phone will determine if the paddle covers the left, centre or right of the goal. (this could also be analogue control for advanced players) The paddle will have to move to these positions, it does not appear there instantly. To the player this will sound like a huge ‘wooshing’ door sliding just behind their head left or right. Difficulty is set by room size, the number of positions the paddle can be in, 3 -> to full analogue, and how many balls are in play....

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…Playing as you Work…   THE RULES Salary – Everyone is on the same Base Salary. Credits – Monthly Salary comes with set number of Credits. – Credits buy Perks. – Can only get a limited number of ‘Extra’ credits per month… Stops craziness. XP – Everyone starts at Lv 0 = 0 XP – Lv. 1 = 120 XP / Lv. 2 = 240 XP / Lv. 3 = 360 / etc. – Every year everyone levels up. Perks – Can only buy Perks in your level or below. – Higher levels unlock higher level perks and make lower level perks cheaper. ------------------------- Level – Perk 1 - Late slip - 2nd Monitor 2 - Doctors note - 2H Lunch - Steam Game - Pay boost 1 3 - Training course 1 - XP (to level up faster) - VITO! - PC Upgrade - Week holiday asap! - PC Upgrade 1 - Pay boost 2 4 - Game share - Trade XP <--> Credits - Shift work hours - Training course 2 - Trade show ticket... all in. - PC Upgrade 2 - Pay boost 3 5 - Pay boost 4 - PC Upgrade 3 - Lead Designer for a project 6 - Company Equity ------------------------- Achievements Achievements are the other way to get Credits. Early Bird - Arrive at the office before 8:30am. Facist - 3 Facebook shout outs. Tweety Boy - 10 Tweets. Read all About It - Get company publicity. Crossover Hero       - Solve a problem that a coworker from another development has. Blog Hero           - Write a blog post. Stick it Out         - Stay in the office until 7pm. We Are Beatnik!     - Do something truly selfless for the company. Deadly Forumite     - Drum up some forum activity. Beatnik Legend       - Amass 50 hours of overtime. Tea Boy - Make a cup of something for each of your co-workers. Leave No Man Behind - Open the FOB Entrance for a co-worker stranded outside. Buddy Time - Buy a round of drinks for your co-workers. Warm and Fluffy - Bake something for your coworkers. Good Man - Teach a coworker some new lasting techniques. Funny Guy - Make a coworker laugh so much he hurts something. Secure Seating - Get the building staff to bring you a new office chair. Risky Business - Have a meal at the Windmill. Desperado - Take a dump at the Windmill. Bring the RAGE - Make a coworker Rage quit. Security Alert - Have an argument with someone at the...

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Hello to the outside world!

Hello to the outside world!


Posted By on Oct 4, 2013 | 0 comments

It feels like its getting to the time where you wake up, its dark, work all day, head home,  its dark, good times, especially if you’re in Crunch, which is now strangely being called a ‘Spike’ period… ha! Let’s just sunset that idea shall we.   What are we up to ? We have taken on an Intern, a badass Unity programmer from Denmark. Lasse, we salute your skills, and he can out drink us all. Is there anything he can’t do… we will find out during our monthly challenges. Last month was Street Fighter, Yuji holds the crown (and will forevermore on that game I feel.) This week, Super Smash Brothers, Bring it on! Otherwise we are full steam ahead on our current project, sorry can’t reveal anything yet, but when we emerge from the trenches of the office it will be a beautiful butterfly.   During one of our late nights we stumbled across Beatnik Designs and their Facebook. Got talking to them and they created a company logo for us and some business cards. New Beatnik Logo:   Business cards:  ...

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