Bad Hotel Meets Android. OUT NOW Flee You Fools!

"Blue Hotel," sang honey-voiced American crooner and presumed Black Lodge prisoner, Chris Isaak, "on a lonely highway" [Chris Isaak: Blue Hotel, from the album Chris Isaak, 1986, Warner Bros, Erik Jacobsen].  The man clearly knew his potatoes, though perhaps not the intricacies of the hospitiality industry, as a blue hotel - a hotel which was... Continue Reading →

OUT NOW: Moshi Monsters Music – New From Denki

Denki is not a studio to sit around, rubbing their chins and wondering what on earth to do next.  Indeed the company has been more prolific in the last few months than seems right or decent.  From Save The Day, Denki Word Quest and Monster Force 5, Denki has been working with the mighty Moshi... Continue Reading →

OUT NOW: Pet Roulette – New From NevisTech

Names are important.  Names are one of the first things that define your game.  They help set the player's expectations and are a key marketing tool.  Seriously.  Choosing something too whimsical or esoteric and you can confuse and alienate your potential audience, or lose thousands of potential sales. So imagine our pleasure and delight in... Continue Reading →

OUT NOW – Tolva & Ting Games – New From Me & The Giants

  The idea of using games technology and gaming experiences for educational purposes is something which has been gaining ground in recent years.  The advent of technologies and devices such as tablets, which are 'kid friendly', has created a whole new audience for games. A growing number of developers are recognising this and are creating... Continue Reading →

OUT NOW – Mr Shingu’s Paper Halloween

Having helped countless kids make a menagerie of folded paper pets with the aid of Japanese origami sensei Mr Shingu, the team at Stormcloud Games has just launched their follow-up title, just in time for the scary parts of the year. Mr Shingu's Paper Halloween turns the scary knob up to 11, or possibly 13,... Continue Reading →

Cows Get Hirsute With Stylish BAFTA Winner

Ambitious publishing house Hunted Cow has signed up yet another title for its growing portfolio.  The latest deal, will bring the BAFTA award winning game Mr Montgomery's Debonair Facial Hair to iOS and Android in November 2013. The innovative 2D action-arcade game challenges players to become the ultimate top lip topiarist, under the barbershop tutelage... Continue Reading →

Retro Jet Set Spectrum Pinball Emerges From Smiling Bag

In the good old days, games were better.  They were simpler, but at the same time far more unforgiving.  They were shorter, but took far longer to load.  They were more creative, but far more limited in terms of experience. There's a particular type of gamer, normally those of a certain age, who will, given... Continue Reading →

COMING SOON: Planet Rush New From Red Radiant & Hunted Cow

Hunted Cow's progress from obscure development studio to publishing behemoth is continuing.  The latest studio to sign a publishing agreement with the Elgin empire is Dundee's Red Radiant Media. The companies will be bringing an original new title, Planet Rush to iOS and Android later this year.  While initial details are scarce, Planet Rush sounds like... Continue Reading →

Lucky Frame Issue Gentlemen With Relish

Lucky Frame is a creative design studio based in Edinburgh.  They're not a game developer - though their last few releases have been game-like.  They're the recipients of critical acclaim for their last few titles and have a shiny BAFTA award for Bad Hotel, released in 2012. The company has worked on a variety of... Continue Reading →

Reclusive Scottish Games Tycoon Speaks – New Game, New Company

If there's one defining characteristic of game developers in Scotland, it would be taciturnity.  A habitual unwillingness to gleefully engage in conversation about one's latest game, or a suspicion that showing more than bare tolerance for the aforementioned title is, somehow... well, vulgar.  The sort of activity that one might expect of frauds, charlatans or... Continue Reading →

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