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Egmont launches “World of Warriors” Magazine

World of Warriors Magazine #1

  Continuing its development of computer game-related titles, Egmont Publishing has launched Mind Candy’s World of Warriors in ‘Allabout’ Magazine. In November 2014 Mind Candy, the creators of the renowned online game Moshi Monsters, launched a new adventure and combat strategy game, World of Warriors. The game has gone from strength to strength, even being named as one of Apple’s Best Games of 2014, and now ... Read More »

“Dennis and Gnasher Blast in Beanotown”, the latest Beano-inspired game from DC Thomson

Dennis & Gnasher Blast in Beanotown

  Recently launched by DC Thomson is Dennis and Gnasher Blast in Beanotown, a gaming app for mobile devices in which Beanotown’s mayor has banned all fun and grumpy adults patrol the streets. Players join Dennis and Gnasher in a battle to put the fun back into the comic capital. The game features real-time multiplayer battling, allowing players to work as ... Read More »

Daredevil “Man Without Fear” Costume Available Now in Marvel Heroes 2015

Marvel Heroes: Daredevil: Man Without Fear - Model Sheet

  If like us, you tuned into Netflix this weekend watching all 13 episodes of Marvel’s Daredevil… then how about playing lots of Marvel Heroes 2015… as Daredevil, in this new costume inspired by Matt Murdock’s first costume, as depicted in Frank Miller and John Romita Jr.’s Daredevil: The Man Without Fear #4 (published back 1993). As Daredevil’s “work in ... Read More »

Rare toys uncovered in closed Welsh shop go up for auction

Action Man Astronaut: Battle Pack and Laser

  The Vectis auction house is lining up a treasure trove of a sale for British toy collectors, discovered in a former North Wales toy shop, including rare Action Man figures, Star Wars collectables and much more. The Frank Beech Toy Shop in Holywell in North Wales closed its doors in 2009 after many years as a thriving and successful ... Read More »

Tax Boost for UK Games, Film and TV Production in 2015 Budget

Doctor Who Season 8: Listen - Peter Capaldi

  Both big screen films and small screen TV production has just gained a further boost in the UK, after the government announced it is to further enhance the tax credits offered for TV and film, along with expanding support for the video game industry. A number of SF and fantasy productions could benefit from the changes, as could game makers ... Read More »

Thunderbirds Roleplaying project announced as Modiphius game Kickstarter smashes £155,000 stretch goal

Thunderbirds Co-operative Board Game

  The stunning success for Modiphius Entertainment‘s Thunderbirds Co-Operative Board Game Kickstarter – backed by fans to the tune of £158,955 so far, well in excess of its £20,000 goal – has resulted in a surprise announcement at the company’s £155,000 “stretchgoal”. Set in the year 2065, Thunderbirds follows the exploits of International Rescue: a secret organisation committed to saving human life, secretly founded and funded by the ... Read More »

Walking Dead game nominated for British Academy Games Award

A scene from The Walking Dead: Season Two game

  The British Academy of Film and Television Arts has announced the nominations for the British Academy Games Awards in 2015. A total of 51 games, including The Walking Dead: Season 2, based on the comic created by Robert Kirkman and currently drawn by Charlie Adlard, have been recognised across 17 categories, showcasing the very best games of the past ... Read More »

Winter Soldier Now Available in Marvel Heroes 2015

Marvel Heroes: Winter Soldier

  Gazillion has unleashed the deadliest Marvel Comics assassin, Winter Soldier, into Marvel Heroes 2015, available for £12.99/€13.99 from the online store for the game. Previously known as Captain America’s sidekick during World War Two, Bucky Barnes, Winter Solider is a master of close quarters combat, marksmanship and high power explosives. In addition to wielding a formidable arsenal and trademark ... Read More »

New Classic Thunderbirds licenses announced

  ITV Studios Global Entertainment has detailed new developments for its Classic Thunderbirds gifting category as it celebrates the brand’s 50th anniversary ahead of this year’s licensing Spring Fair in Birmingham next week. These include a special range of 50th anniversary products and limited editions based on new artwork, targeting the adult retro and nostalgic market, that will be available at retail outlets ... Read More »

BAFTA Young Game Designers Competition Opens For Entries

Adam Oliver was the 2014 Young Game Designers Game Making Award Winner, for his game AlienX. Image: BAFTA

The British Academy of Film and Television Arts has announced the call for entries for the 2015 BAFTA Young Game Designers competition in association with Nominet Trust, which aims to inspire the UK’s game-makers of the future by giving young people the chance to design and make their own game. The winners will be named at a special awards ceremony in July. ... Read More »

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