Platform Expo was a huge success this year and we are proud to have been involved. Countless people have helped to make it the success it has been and we wanted to thank them all for the hard work they have put in over the past year. We really enjoyed our time at the event and the opportunity to show off our game to our own region.
We arrive [...]
I haven’t had a lot of time to update my blog lately, so I’ll be doing a lightning round of back dated blog publishing. In the lead up to Platform Expo we decided to rent out an Advan from a company called Forward and Thinking. The van was parked up in front of City Hall showcasing the Platform 2013 show reel and a playable demo [...]
I always wish that I had gotten into game dev earlier. At school we were never really pushed, there was no inspiration to learn new things. We just had to do word documents, spread sheets and the occasional ”website”. After doing some talks at Trinity Academy this past week I am very impressed with how far things have changed. We [...]
Last year I was elected as secretary of the ComSoc exec team for 2013. This means that along with all the emailing and minute taking, I get to take a big part in promoting the society among the new freshers. We decided to try and generate a lot of hype at the societies fair and decided to borrow three xbox 360′s from Platform Studios. W [...]
Last week myself and Josh went down to London for Eurogamer. It was a great opportunity to meet up with the other ambassadors and see what they have been up to over the summer break. We were invited down to help promote Windows 8 and Windows Phone to gamers and developers.
When we arrived at Earls court we headed straight for our room in th [...]
As many of you know, my wife and I run a business called Metallimonsters, we sell a wide range of alternative baby clothing. We’ve had stalls at a few markets and fairs but this weekend we’ve decided to try our luck at Manchester Tattoo Convention. We thought it was about time to invest in some form of card reader. Or in other wo [...]
A couple of weeks ago we had the pleasure of helping Simon Grey out at TeenTech Humber. TeenTech is a educational initiative run by Maggie Philbin to promote Science, Engineering and Technology among teenagers. They run activity days across the UK for school children interested in STEM subjects. Nick, Mickey and myself from Beard Bandit Game [...]
We had a great time over at Hull Collage last week. Josh, Lee and myself went to give a talk about how to develop for Windows platforms and what software is available for them as students to get started. We spoke to a pretty enthusiastic group of students from NextGen Computing at Hull Collage and Hull School of Art and Design.
Lee started u [...]
Three Thing Game is a “semesterly” event at Hull University run by Rob Miles. It’s a great opportunity to get creative and produce a game in a 24 hour dev session. We had a lot of fun at this semester’s Three Thing Game. It was a fantastic chance for Nick Case, Mickey Jones and myself to have a practice run before our [...]
It’s that time of year again where we consume copious amounts of energy drink and pizza while creating some great games in 24 hours. This semester’s Three Thing Game is looking great, with guests from Boss Alien coming up to compete and what will surely be an excellent selection of new words. I can’t wait!
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