Updates on Game Jam and Game Blast 18

Hi everyone,

We have good news and bad news so let’s get the bad news out of the way first!

The bad news is that, due to many of our members being unavailable, we will not be attending Global Game Jam this time.

However, the good news is that we are still on for GameBlast18 at the end of February!

GameBlast18 is a weekend of sponsored gaming marathons, raising money for the charity Special Effect.

We will be doing a 24 hour games marathon from Saturday 24th to Sunday 25th February and will stream it live on our Twitch channel.

If you would like to find out more about the event or support us, please visit our fundraising page on JustGiving.

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Visit our JustGiving page

Global Game Jam and GameBlast18

Hi everyone!

This blog has been a little quiet recently but we’re still here and we have two events coming up to kick the year off!

In January, we will be participating in Global Game Jam, a weekend of game development around a given theme.

Then, in February, we will be participating in GameBlast18, a weekend of game marathons to raise money for the charity, Special Effect.

We’ll be back with further updates on both of these soon but for now, we’d like to wish everyone a Happy New Year!

All the best,

Giverny

(Lead Designer)

 

New Projects: Web browser game and Vocaloid music

Hi everyone,

It’s been a while, hasn’t it?

A few of our members have been busy with their final year studies at university and moving home etc. so things have admittedly been a bit quiet around here.

However, there are a couple of new projects which have come up while we’ve been offline which we would like to tell you about now.

First off, an IT Consultancy company have approached us to ask for a web-browser game for their website. For this task, our team have split up so that one sub-team can work on the new project and the rest can focus on our ongoing game project, Sanctuary.

Secondly, we are pleased to announce that our lead designer has also begun work on a music project, composing music with the use of Fruity Loops and voice synthesis software called Vocaloid Editor 4.

To find out more about this project, please visit our new Vocaloid page linked below:

Visit our Vocaloid page

I’m afraid we can’t tell you much more about the game project for the IT Consultancy company until the game is complete but we will update you on both projects as much as we can.

I hope to update you all again soon,

Giverny

(Lead Designer)

GameBlast16: Our Marathon Starts Tomorrow!

Hi everyone,

Our 24 hour marathon for GameBlast16 starts tomorrow at 10am!

There’s still time to donate so, if you would like to support us and SpecialEffect, please follow the link below:

Visit our GameBlast16 page

And don’t forget that we will be doing a live stream of the marathon on Twitch.

We will also upload videos of highlights, including our forfeits, to our YouTube channel.

If you would like to watch the stream, please follow this link to our Twitch channel:

Visit our Twitch channel

If you can’t make the stream or just want to watch our forfeits when they get uploaded, please follow this link to our Youtube channel:

Visit our YouTube channel

Thank you all for your support and we hope you can join us for the stream!

All the best,
Giverny
(Lead Designer)

GameBlast16: Over £500 raised!

Hi everyone,

Our fundraising campaign for GameBlast16 has now raised over £500!

And that means more forfeits!

For reaching £300, our lead designer will sing a song.
For reaching £350, our level designer, Scott, will sing too.
For reaching £400, Scott will get a pie in the face!
For reaching £450, Scott will get a makeover!
For reaching £500, we will perform a dance!

Any song requests for the singing parts?

If you would like to help us raise even more for SpecialEffect, please follow the link below:

Visit our GameBlast16 page

Remember, we will start the livestream at 10AM on Feb 27th and will be playing games from various franchises.

We will be publishing a programme of all the games we will stream and at what times later this week so that you know what’s happening and when.

If you would like to watch the stream, please follow this link to our Twitch channel:

Visit our Twitch channel

We can’t wait!

All the best,
Giverny

GameBlast16: Over £300 raised!

Hi everyone,

Our fundraising campaign for GameBlast16 has reached a new milestone! We just went over the £300 mark!

And that means that we must do our first forfeit! Our lead designer (that’s me) will be singing a song live on the stream. Let us know if you have any requests!

We have more forfeits planned too!
At £350, our level designer, Scott, will sing too.
At £400, he will get a pie in the face!

If you would like to help us reach these milestones and make a fool of ourselves for charity then please follow this link:

Visit our GameBlast16 page

Remember, we will start the livestream at 10AM on Feb 27th and will be playing games from various franchises, such as Fallout, Lego, Metal Gear and Star Wars.

If you would like to watch the stream, this is the link to our Twitch channel:

Visit our Twitch channel

I hope you can join us!

All the best,
Giverny

GameBlast16: Top 10!

Hello followers,

With less than 10 days to go until #GameBlast16 and we have made it into the Top 10 Fundraisers list! Thank you everyone!

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If you would like to sponsor our 24hr gaming marathon, please visit our page on the GaneBlast16 website.

Visit our fundraising page

And don’t forget that you can watch the livestream of our marathon on our Twitch channel from 10AM on 27th Feb!

Visit our Twitch channel

We are looking forward to it!

Giverny
(Lead Designer)