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!

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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 will be released on July 4th

We are very pleased to announce that Mush by Angry Mango will be available for Windows Phone on the Xbox Live Marketplace on the 4th July 2012.

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!

  • Touch, tilt and shake the phone to change your character’s emotions!
  • Each emotion unlocks a brand new ability!
  • Stunningly textured artwork, cute characters and physics based puzzles!
  • 20 Xbox LIVE Achievements!
  • Trophies to earn!
  • Leaderboards!

Evolution of Mush

Mush evolutionimage copyright Angry Mango

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


Newport Graduates showcasing at the Wales Games Development Show 2012

Kate Killick and Henry Hoffman, will be showcasing With the Dust and Mush, and Toxic Games (Dan Da Rocha, Jon Savery and Dave Hall) will be showcasing Q.U.B.E. at the fist Wales Games Development Show.

Wales Games Development Show will showcase talented companies and projects across the digital media industry in Wales. This will be a good opportunity to network, promote digital interactive products, find talent and gain experience. SMEs and potential new start-ups can also take advantage of the wide variety of support available to them through various agencies and potential funding pools.
Games Lab.

The Wales Games Development Show is taking place on Friday 22nd June 2012  at the Millennium Centre Cardiff between 10am and 4pm. Tickets are FREE, but you should sign up on Eventbright here.


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.


With The Dust trailer released

Henry Hoffman and Kate Killick have release a trailer for their current project, With The Dust. We’ll be posting more information as and when we get it.

After showing With The Dust at GameCity IndieGames.com and Indie Game Magazine have written an articles about it.

Official With The Dust Website