Let’s play a Christmas game!

December 19th, 2012

We’re in the *very* early stages of developing a Lunar Lander style game at the moment, and as a special Christmas treat we thought we’d spend a LOT OF TIME skinning a 24-hour prototype we made with some Christmas stuff, and then let you loose on it! Pilot your tree™ (using the arrow keys), collect

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4 years of Thought Den in infographic glory

November 6th, 2012

It was our fourth birthday this summer, and to commemorate this momentous occasion our (then) design intern Peter created us a lovely infographic to stick up on the wall. It’s about time we showed it to the world, so here it is, below some things we learned along the way. Thought Den’s Top 4 Infographic Tips:

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CultureTech Condensed: Derry goes digital

September 4th, 2012

Last week I was invited by the Sync lot to speak at a new conference called CulureTech in Northern Ireland. The remarkable Mark Nagurski pulled this festival together, with almost 1,200 delegates and 90 speakers, in just 4 months. The festival featured some great speakers on subjects ranging from digital innovation through advertising to ‘traditional’

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Hi, I’m new here!

August 22nd, 2012

Hello world! My name is Corin Wilkins and I am the new Creative Developer here at Thought Den. Originally a Flash developer until Apple killed my format, I’ve been brought in from the freelancer cold to add my specialities to the Den: Unity3D, C# and HTML5. I’ve been making games for the last 6 years

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Our 9 favourite things from the Olympics that aren’t sports

August 17th, 2012

The Olympics! Wow, that were pretty special ey? The infrastructure of the country didn’t melt (despite the best efforts of G4S), TeamGB surprised us all by not just being good at sitting down sports (cycling, horse dancing), but also fighting, shooting, running (the training sessions on 6-10 August last year really paid off) and much

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Kinecting People: Our top 6 Kinect projects

August 9th, 2012

The Microsoft Kinect is a great piece of kit. Since its launch in November 2010 it has helped revolutionise the way we play weird sports games on the XBox. However, not content with dodgy living room dancing, the hacker community seized upon the Kinect with some fervor, reappropriating the technology for such frivolous purposes as

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Thought Den at #kittencamp

July 11th, 2012

Thought Den’s producer and studio manager George reigned supreme at Viral Ad Network‘s excellent #kittencamp event last night in Bristol, beating LOLkitteh in the ‘Battle of the Memes’. Check out what Youtubez we was killing it with. Nightime, daytime Bit of an old classic this one from the BBC; a great game for one or

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