Tuesday, 12 May 2009

Pixel Hail#1 - We're On Display in Brighton!

You know how I love to over elaborate pre-amble for these blog postings, well I'm prepared to make an exception here...

Brighton Fishing Museum:

22nd - 24th May
Pixel Hail #1: The Art of Videogames
An exhibition of art from, and inspired by, videogames

For three days, the annex of Brighton's Fishing Museum will be taken over by a multimedia exhibition of art from, and inspired by, videogames. Award winning videogames artists will exhibit, alongside artists who's lives are meshed in someway with the world's largest entertainment industry: videogames.

Private view: the Friday night opening event will play host to the UK and Brighton's games luminaries as well as artists and members of the press. A mobile phone auction on the evening will give away an exclusive one-off piece of game art, with all proceeds going to charity. The following two days will be a public exhibition with a special kids' cosplay event on the Saturday afternoon outside the Fishing Museum.
Attendees from AtomFire, Double Six, HoneySlug, Creative Assembly, BBC, Habbo/Sulake, Scary Beasties, SEGA, SCEE... and more.

Come down and you can see some stuff from our games and possibly chat to Richard, Natalie or myself.


Monday, 11 May 2009

Ric Rococo: International Art Thief - Out Today!

Ric Rococo is finally ready to take on the world of international art theivery! Control Ric through 10 different galleries, stealing everything from old masters to modern impressionists whilst using your stealth and skill to avoid the gaze of surveillance cameras, or being captured by security guards. Ric is aided by his long suffering girlfriend and accomplice, Nancy, who will hover from the Rocococopter to salvage your ill-gotten gains.

You can find Ric Rococo: International Art Thief across the Spil network of websites right now which are worldwide. Cos we're Brits, like, we're going to point you in the direction of http://www.mygames.co.uk/game/Art-Thief.html

We hope you enjoy it!

Thursday, 7 May 2009

Migrant Workforce

Well, we're in the process of migrating our site and this blog over to a more integrated solution, which has proved a baptism of fire for me. Ricky's been on at me for a while to try and sort it, and it has only been in the last week that I've had a chance to do owt. Up until a week ago, my exploits into the wonderful world of html/xml were limited to cut and paste jobs on here and taking ages to get my head round LUA scripting. So it's been a fairly encouraging experience that I've managed to get the site up and running and looking something akin to a proper site in less than a week. 

Some advice I was given early doors on html editing was to hit the forums, and true enough 90% of the questions I've had I can get answers to pretty quickly on them. Other stuff I've battled without answers and there is very little that has defeated me so far. To be honest, it's been a pretty enjoyable experience (albeit punctuated with a number of expletives) and a nice little break from creative accounting and spoiling people's fun saying "Yes, that'd be really cool but we have no time/money/programmer/etc..."

With a fair wind, our new site should be up within the next week or so, then you'll be able to contact me on it to ask me what all the fuss was about.

P.S. Look out for a substantially less mundane update early next week, small developer fanboys!