Game Blast 16 – 24 Hour Marathon

Hi everyone,

From February 27th to 28th, we will be taking part in a sponsored 24 hour gaming marathon for a charity event called Game Blast 16 and we need your help!

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Game Blast 16 is a weekend of sponsored gaming marathons, raising money for the charity Special Effect, who develop specialist equipment to enable disabled children and young people to play games again with their friends and families.

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You can find out more about Special Effect and  Game Blast here:

Visit the Special Effect website

Last year, we raised £85 so we are hoping to raise at least £100 this year!

If you would like to support us, please follow this link to our donation page:

Visit our donation page 

We will start a live stream of the marathon on Twitch at 10AM on Feb 27th and we will be playing games from various franchises, such as Fallout, Lego, Metal Gear and Star Wars.
 
If you would like to watch the live stream of our marathon on Twitch, please save the following link:

Visit our Twitch channel

I hope you can check it out and watch the fun unfold!

All the best,
Giverny

Global Game Jam 16: Spirited

Hello followers,

We’re back from Global Game Jam and we had a great time together!

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The Eathanians were split across two teams this year, the Warriors Of Light and Nicktendo Eathania Squirrel. (Don’t ask…)

This year, the theme given was ‘Ritual’.

Nicktendo Eathania Squirrel made a 2D platformer called ‘Spirited’, in which you play as a Native American boy named Coda. Coda uses the power of totems to transform into spirit animals.

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You can watch our  demonstration video of Spirited, including blooper reel and gameplay, on YouTube.

Watch the video of Spirited on YouTube

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If you want to play Spirited yourself, then you can find out more information and download the game from our GGJ16 page.

Visit our Global Game Jam page

We hope you enjoy it as much as we enjoyed making it!

Giverny

Global Game Jam – Jam Jar

Hello followers,

You may have heard that we will be going to Global Game Jam next week.

We will be attending at the Staffordshire University site and will be split across two teams.

We have also decided to take part in GamesAid’s Jam Jar campaign!

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We will have a jam jar full of tasty treats to offer to fellow jammers in exchange for a donation of whatever the jammer wishes to pay for the sweets. The proceeds will then go to the charity, GamesAid, who help support children and young people in need.

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If you will be attending the site, please let us know if you have any requests for sweets!

We will keep you posted on further updates.

See you there!

Giverny

Global Game Jam 2016

Hello followers,

The weekend is coming to a close but we have some exciting events to look forward to in the next couple of months.

First off, we will be taking part in the Global Game Jam from January 29th to 31st. The Gam Jam is a global event, in which teams of 6 or less must make a game in 48 hours.

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Seeing as Eathania has over 6 members, we have split ourselves across two separate teams for this event.

We shall be revealing more details as the event draws nearer so we will keep you updated!

Watch this space for updates on GGJ and more events to follow in February.

Giverny
(Lead Designer)

The Games On Song Xmas Concert

Hello dear followers,

The Games On Song Christmas charity concert was a great success, raising over £10,000 for Games Aid.

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It was an honour to work with such a dedicated and talented team of volunteers from the games industry.

We all sang loud and proud and I was very nearly brought to tears by our soloists: Ian, Chris and Katie. I hope everyone enjoyed my solo as much as I enjoyed theirs!

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To those of you who supported us by donating or coming along, we cannot thank you enough. It will all go to a good cause and we could not have done it without you.

I hope I will be lucky enough to do it all over again next year!

Giverny
(Lead designer)

Games On Song – Xmas Charity Concert

Hello everyone,

There’s still time to donate or buy tickets for the Games On Song Christmas charity concert on the 16th of December!

Remember, all the money we raise shall go to GamesAid, a UK games industry charity supporting disadvantaged and disabled children and young people.

Please use the links below to support us! 🙂

Donate here:
https://www.justgiving.com/gamesonsong2015

Buy tickets here:
https://www.goldengiving.com/event/Games-on-Song-Concert

Thank you all for your support!

Giverny
(Lead designer)

Hyper Japan Xmas Market

Hello followers,

This weekend, some of our team will be attending the Hyper Japan Xmas Market.

We will be there all day Saturday so, if you see us, feel free to say hello!

Our Lead Designer will be cosplaying as Maki Nishikino from Love Live! and our Level Designer will be dressed as Vocaloid, Miku Hatsune, for the first session and Luna from Sailor Moon in the second session.

Keep an eye out for us!

Giverny
(Lead Designer)

Christmas Concert: Tickets and Donations!

Followers, the time has come!

The Games On Song Christmas charity concert shall be held at St Stephens Church, Hampstead, at 19:30 on the 16th of December. Tickets are now on sale and the Just Giving page is also online for anyone who cannot attend but would like to donate.

The money we raise shall go to GamesAid, a UK games industry charity supporting disadvantaged and disabled children and young people.

Please use the links below to support us!

Buy tickets here:
https://www.goldengiving.com/event/Games-on-Song-Concert

Donate here:
https://www.justgiving.com/gamesonsong2015

We hope to see you there! 🙂

Giverny
(Founder and Lead designer)

Update and the Xmas Concert!

Hello followers,

We had a review of our team processes and I’m pleased to say that we now have a clearer focus on how to proceed with our current project and the ball is finally rolling again.

We also have some exciting news!

Our lead designer will be taking part in a Christmas concert as part of the Games On Song choir!

The concert is a charity event that will be held on 16th December at St Stephens, Rosslyn Hill in London. The time of the concert is still to be announced so keep an eye on this blog and our events page for updates!

Don’t forget, we also post regular updates on our Facebook and Twitter.

We will keep in touch!

From the lead designer,

Giverny