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New Discworld-inpsired game, Clacks, on sale now from Backspindle Games

Clacks Boardgame Cover Art by Amber Grundy

Backspindle Games – the Northern Ireland-based games design company, the creators of fun and strategy board games such as Guards! Guards!, the pocket strategy game Codinca and the award-winning Luchador! Mexican Wrestling Dice – have begun shipping their new Discworld-inspired game, Clacks, featuring art by Amber Grundy. The game, which had its official release at the Irish Discworld Convention in Cork early last month, is a race game ... Read More »

Gale Force Nine, Battlefront and BBC to produce Doctor Who board game

Gale Force Nine Doctor Who Board Game Mock Up

For over fifty years, the Doctor and his companions have taken viewers on a journey into the unknown in Doctor Who. Now, US company Gale Force Nine is partnering with BBC Worldwide North America to bring the Time Lord’s adventures to life in a new series of hobby board games based on the legendary sci-fi television show. “We are very ... Read More »

Titan Comics snags rights to critically-acclaimed game and animation series Wakfu

Wakfu Issue One

Titan Comics is to launch a new licensed comic series based on the Wakfu multiplayer video game property created by Ankama Games on 11th November 2015. Titan’s eight-issue series re-publishes the French comics written by Kahel, with art by Mig (Shak Shaka, Le Messager). Initially released in 2012, the Wakfu massively multiplayer online role-playing game is a tactical turn-based game, ... Read More »

Game designers joins comic creators, explore “Parallel Worlds” for Lakes Festival in October

Stunning art by Ian McQue

Comics and games have long held shared interests, so it’s no surprise that many of this year’s guests for the Lakes International Comic Art Festival (16th – 18th October) include creators with credits for both, including Bach, Kieron Gillen and Antony Johnston. Comic artists, writers, animators and video game designers feed our imaginations, creating parallel worlds, giant robots, monsters and more – and ... Read More »

Give Me 50! War Machine joins Marvel Heroes game

Marvel Heroes 20165 - War Machine

Game makers Gazillion have released the Fiftieth fully unique playable character Marvel Heroes 2015 – War Machine – and announced another new developments in the game, including the chance to team up with super villain Carnage and the arrival of the X-Men’s iconic “Danger Room”. “War Machine is ferocious,” says Anthony Gallegos, Game Designer for Gazillion. “He isn’t naturally imbued with ... Read More »

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 »

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