The Scottish Games Network recently sat down with Michael Zaman and Traci Tufte from Axis Studios, to talk about the company's growing use of 'realtime' technology, and it's work in games, film, and TV.
+AsDesigned Games was formed in 2010 by several former Realtime Worlds employees; the small team was formed after the well publicised and unfortunate demise of the Dundee developer. The +ADG team consisted of a few former QA testers who simply wanted to create some fun games and boost their portfolios/CVs at the same time. After... Continue Reading →
As the headline makes entirely clear, the closed beta period for APB: Reloaded is now open for players to sign up. Submit an e-mail to Gamer's First and sign up for a player account and you'll be considered for the beta. According to the APB Reloaded blog: So far we have received about 20,000 emails... Continue Reading →
UPDATED - Now includes Firebrand and Triple B Games... “Apart from that Mrs Lincoln, how was the rest of the play?” Any review of the games and gaming sector in Scotland in 2010 is going to be a little like reviewing the Titanic's first cruise. No matter how impeccable the service, or exquisite the canapes,... Continue Reading →
Last week's sale of APB to K2 Network, will allow Begbies-Tryanor, the administrator of Realtime Worlds to settle all outstanding wage and holiday pay claims, according to the latest report from GamesIndustry.biz. Paul Dounis from the liquidator is quoted as saying: "We are obviously very happy to have concluded the sale but at the same... Continue Reading →
The Courier is reporting that the auction of assets from Realtime Worlds has been halted after hackers targeted the auction company's servers: Over 1000 items were to go under the hammer, including high-spec PCs, LCD screens, desks and other equipment. However, the sale — conducted by Glasgow industrial auctioneers Sweeney Kincaid — was postponed after... Continue Reading →
Realtime World's short-lived online game APB (All Points Bulletin) has been acquired by K2 Network, the company behind the GamersFirst online multiplayer site. GamesIndustry reports that K2 paid around £1.5 million for the game, which may be back online before the end of 2010. If the game is revived, it is likely to use a... Continue Reading →
News surfaced on Twitter earlier today that the domain http://www.realtimeworlds.com has now been acquired and staked out by a domain hosting company. So it seems appropriate to link to an epitaph of the company, which was posted on Eurogamer yesterday: "APB has been a fantastic journey, but unfortunately that journey has come to a premature... Continue Reading →