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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 »

David Hayter to voice ‘Winter Soldier’ for Marvel Heroes game

David Hayter provides the voice of Winter Soldier for the Marvel Heroes game. Image courtesy Gazillion.

  Winter isn’t over yet! Gazillion has announced the next playable hero, Winter Soldier, will be coming to Marvel Heroes 2015 later this month. Starting today, players will be able to pre-order Winter Soldier and receive a 10% discount off of the regular price. Previously known as Bucky Barnes, the Winter Soldier was trained by Captain America and proved to be a ... Read More »

Thunderbirds Board Game At London Toy Fair

Thunderbirds Board Game

    Modiphius Entertainment has released a promotional cover by Shigeru Komatsuzaki for its upcoming Thunderbirds Co-Operative Board Game by Matt Leacock. There will be a related Kickstarter launching in February relating to the game and the company says it will be announcing more details about that soon. Shigeru Komatsuzaki, who died in 2001, was a Japanese artist and painter who specialised in ... Read More »

Play Blackpool Gaming Expo returns in May, cosplay and comic traders part of mix

  Britain’s favourite Arcade, Indie and Retro video gaming expo is returning to its spiritual home at the Norbreck Castle Exhibition Centre, Blackpool over the early May Bank Holiday Saturday 2nd – Monday 4th May 2015 and if you’re a fan of gaming you’re in for a real treat. Play Blackpool is brought to you by Replay Events, the organisers of Play ... Read More »

2014 A Good Year for UK Creators, Government claims

Latest statistics show that 2014 was a good year for the UK’s creative industries – and there are good times ahead with work on the new James Bond film proceeding apace, the new Star Wars films, new games production and more. Recently released data shows records being broken in music, UK video games continuing to lead the European market and British ... Read More »

Playworld Superheroes Gets Set to Launch on Mobile

Playworld Superheroes - Hero

  Starship, the Liverpool-based digital media, technology and entertainment studio, has unveiled details on Playworld Superheroes, its upcoming mobile game in which players use their imaginations to design, customise and then become, a superhero of their own creation. Inspiring endless creativity for gamers of all ages through real-time crafting, Playworld Superheroes is the first in a series of mobile adventures and ... Read More »

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