Making great games isn’t about the size of your… console

October 6th, 2011

Big thanks this week to Evoke Marketing Group and Sony Playstation 3 for inviting us to an “exclusive ticketed event at Motion, Bristol”, where they were showcasing some currently un-released Playstation3 titles. We wheeled up on last Thursday evening and entered into a real gamers electronic wet dream (dangerous, that). The club was kitted out

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Thought Den at the Bristol Game Jam

October 4th, 2011

Last weekend about twenty of Bristol’s finest game designers, developers and associated talents sweated blood, sweat and more sweat (the PMStudio is WARM) at Bristol’s leg of the Explay Game Jam. If you aren’t familiar with the concept of the games jam, let me elucidate the rules slightly in a dramatic film style…. 24 hours.

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Speed dating and answering the question.

April 8th, 2011

Rapid prototyping is like Speed dating for business. You gotta sell a huge idea quickly, help the other party buy into it and then if you’re both aroused, hope for some hugs and sexy time afterwards. Anyway, we were invited to UWE to take part in a Rapid Prototyping 2day workshop (much like our week

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BBC move north. And ask Thought Den to help.

November 23rd, 2010

In other words, an incredible opportunity to work with one of the world’s most respected media institutions at a very important time in their history. The brief Run a week long thinking/doing workshop to help the BBC’s brightest new talent design a pervasive experience that welcomes visitors to the BBC’s new base in Salford Quays,

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“The email said, Paypal has put £100 in my account… Of course I clicked it!”

October 21st, 2010

Doh! Or is it a “Doh!”? This email has actually come from a chain of events starting at a simple idea, putting it to Paypal, getting it selected, heading to Whitiker House (Paypal UK HQ), being part of Paypal’s entrepreneurs discussion group and all the way to actually receiving some honest sqilla’ for it! Not

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Thought Den Industry Day

October 14th, 2010

Thought Den were invited down again to Bournemouth University last week to run a professional studies day to second year Interactive Multimedia, Script Writing and Film Production students. So we packed our buckets, spades and a condensed version of our Thought Den Industry Day workshop and headed to the seaside. With Ben being away in

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Partee tome mi’ love, iz’ up stoke croft innum

July 26th, 2010

The dust is settling and the bikes are on the wall. Finally all the boxes are un-packed, the desks have been scraped together and the recycling bins have been swallowing 50 cans to the dozen… …so it must be time for the moving-in party! Thursday 29th, 5:30 until late 14 Backfields Lane, Bristol, BS2 8QW

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