Newport Grads short-listed for TIGA awards

We are very pleased to announce that this year there are several games from Newport Graduates that have been short-listed for the TIGA Games Industry Awards.

Tamoanchan by Jamie LewisDaisy SpiersJazz Moore & Craig Fox,  has been short-listed in the  ‘Student Game’ category.

Skyrunner: Rau and the Red Kites by Owen Pilliner and Dan Pearce, has been short-listed in the ‘Student Game’ category.

Mush by Angry Mango has been short-listed in the ‘Debut Game’,  ‘Visual Design’ & ‘Originality’ categories.

Good luck everyone!


4 Newport Games up for TIGA Games Industry Awards 2012

TIGA Games Industry Awards 2012

We are very pleased to announce that this year there are several nominations for Newport games in the TIGA Games Industry Awards.

Tamoanchan by Jamie Lewis, Daisy Spiers, Jazz Moore & Craig Fox, is nominated for shortlisting in the ‘Game Design’ VOTE, ‘Originality’ VOTE, ‘Visual Design’ VOTE & ‘Student Game’ VOTE categories.

Skyrunner: Rau and the Red Kites by Owen Pilliner and Dan Pearce, is nominated for shortlisting in the ‘Student Game’ category. VOTE HERE

Q.U.B.E. by Toxic Games is nominated for shortlisting in the ‘Visual Design’ VOTE, ‘Game Design’ VOTE, ‘Audio Design’ VOTE & ‘Originality’ VOTE categories.

Mush by Angry Mango is nominated for shortlisting in the ‘Visual Design’ VOTE & ‘Originality’ VOTE categories.

Voting closes at midnight on Friday 12th October, so get voting!


Mush is released

It gives us great pleasure to announce that Newport alumni Kate Killick and Henry Hoffman (Angry Mango) are releasing Mush today, it is avilable to download now from the Windows Phone Marketplace.

About Mush
Discover the emotions in this award-winning exclusive to Windows Live, a quirky puzzle adventure that lets you change how your character feels! Touch, tilt, rotate and shake up Mush to alter his mood. Gain new abilities, evade beasties and solve puzzles as you tumble through unique and beautiful worlds!

Henry has been talking to the Guardian Games Blog about the experience of developing Mush over the last three years, take a look at the article ‘Five key lessons for every young game developer‘.

Kate has been also chatting with the BBC Radio Wales Breakfast Show about the experience, skip to 22:57

There is a great article about Mush on Hookshot Inc.

For more information and to see lots of lovely screenshots go to the Mush website and follow Angry Mango on Twitter.


Mush demo gets shown off at E3

Dare to be Digital and BAFTA Cymru winner Mush for XBOX Live on Windows Phone has been shown off by Microsoft at E3.

Hopefully we will see Mush released in the coming weeks.

More on WPCentral.com.


Two Newport Games are on the short list for a Best of Welsh Design Award

We are very pleased to announce that two Newport games have made it onto the short list for the Graduate Interactive Award

Thread Bear by Jenny Peers and Andre Silva.
Thread Bear is a cute 3D adventure game set in a squishy fabric world. Help Bobby the panda travel through each level and sew up the rips that are affecting the balance of this fragile fabric world.
For more info and to Vote for Thread Bear.

Mush by Henry Hoffman, Kate Killick (from Computer Games Design), Ahmed Zaman, Matt Dennis, Greg O’Brian (from Games Development & AI).
Mush is an emotional puzzle platform game for the Windows Phone 7, giving you control over how your character feels. Directly change emotions through drawing smiles and sad faces, rotating the world and shaking the phone. Experience happiness, sadness, confusion and anger as you explore the unique emotional themed worlds with quirky abilities defined by the characters mood.
For more info and to Vote for Mush.

The Best of Welsh Design Awards are part of the Cardiff Design Festival. The winners will be announced on Friday the 14th of October.


Mush is featured in the Xbox LIVE on Windows Phone Gamescom Trailer

Great news for Angry Mango as their game Mush is featured in the Xbox LIVE on Windows Phone Gamescom Trailer.

So keep a look out for Mush as it will be available soon.


The Newport Dare to be Digital teams talk to Develop Online

Both teams from the University of Wales, Newport – Rebel Donut & Tea and Techno have been speaking to Develop Online about their experiences at this year’s Dare to be Digital competition.

Rebel Donut Article – Plunder in the Jungle Game Trailer
Team and Techno Article – Full English Fusion Game Trailer

Their finished games can be seen at Dare ProtoPlay from the 12-14 August in the Caird Hall and City Square of Dundee.

Both games have also been noticed by the Official Windows Phone 7 UK blog My Kind of PhoneAngry Mango’s  Mush (which was one of the winners at last year’s Dare to Be Digital competition) also get a mention in the article.