Tuesday, 7 February 2017

AGS Game of the Month for February 2017 - Rabbit Hill

"If you like games filled with mystery and horror you should give Rabbit Hill a try. Photographic backgrounds and a creepy soundscape provide a tense atmosphere. The story unfolds piece by piece with a nice mixture of exploration and classic adventure game puzzles."

Description

A couple bored of the same summer drive to visit their family, decide to take a detour through the countryside where they are involved in an unfortunate accident. While walking to find help, they stumble upon Rabbit hill. A small fictional hamlet located deep in the heart of the Sussex countryside in England. 

A slow paced, atmospheric horror game. 


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Monday, 6 February 2017

PC Gamer Weekender

Omen by HP, HP’s new breed of gaming machines and accessories, are the headline sponsor of the PC Gamer Weekender 2017 - the UK’s only event dedicated solely to PC gaming.

To be billed as THE PC GAMER WEEKENDER PLAYED ON OMEN by HP, the event takes place at the Olympia in Kensington, London - a brand new venue for this year’s event - and it will take place over Saturday the 18th and Sunday the 19th February 2017.

This is a brand new partnership for the PC Gamer Weekender, which was launched in 2016 by Future plc, home of market-leading gaming media including PC Gamer, GamesRadar+ and Edge.

Omen by HP is built on the legacy of Voodoo PC and has the experience and expertise of this legendary gaming brand coursing through its DNA. Offering an array of machines and equipment that will suit any serious gamer, no matter what their ability, this breed of machines is designed to allow gamers to work harder, train longer and rise up to relentless competition. This modus operandi is something that locks perfectly with the PC Gamer Weekender philosophy.

Yvonne Hobden - UK&I Consumer Marketing Lead, Personal Systems HP Inc UK Limited, says, “Omen by HP is super excited about partnering with PC Gamer Weekender 2017. We can’t wait to share the latest range of Omen by HP products with the PC Gamer audience and power some of the coolest features of the event itself. The gameplay on the devices will be top notch demonstrated by our gaming laptops, desktops and the ultimate Omen X.”

Jonny Sullens, Future plc’s Head of Events, saysThe Weekender’s community, both online and those who came to last year’s event, have an incredible hunger for learning and trying out the latest and best rigs on the market. We’re delighted to be working with Omen by HP as this year’s headline sponsor as it gives us both the perfect opportunity to give attendees an even more immersive experience.”

The event offers a whole range of areas and activities that will provide the PC gaming community with everything to satisfy their needs, these are…

GAMES ON SHOW
A huge gaming area that offers plenty of chances to get hands-on with the latest games. Following the success of this year's event, both the SEGA and Bandai Namco Entertainment Zones return for 2017's Weekender—which means you'll have the chance to get your hands on the likes of Sega's Dawn of War III, Motorsport Manager, Tekken 7, Little Nightmares and many more.  

Microsoft makes its debut, bringing with it Halo Wars 2 – in particular its Blitz Firefight mode – while CI Games and Torn Banner will be there with Sniper Ghost Warrior 3 and Mirage: Arcane Warfare respectively.

Of course this is far from the full list: there are more games to be announced in the coming weeks and months – keep an eye on http://weekender.pcgamer.com/whats-on/games-on-show-at-the-weekender for the most up to date games on show.

HARDWARE ZONE
Exclusive show offers are available over the weekend, enabling visitors to build the ultimate gaming PC with the latest kit and components.

PC WORKSHOPS
Seminars and interactive sessions from the people in the know teach you how to build and maintain your own gaming rig.

PC GAMER STAGE PLAYED ON OMEN BY HP
Hear the top dogs of the PC gaming world talking about what they do best.

TOURNAMENT
Take on the challenge and prove yourself in our competitive gaming area!

DEVELOPER STAGE
Demos and developer sessions hosted by the creators of the most exciting upcoming PC games.

SPEAKERS
Some of the very brightest minds in games will take to the stage to tell you everything you need to know about gaming, developing and more.

COMMON ROOM
The Common Room will be bigger and better for 2017. Come along to chat about up-and-coming Indie games.

SEGA ZONE
Epic new releases will join well-loved classics from one of the world's most successful studios.

FIRESIDE GATHERING & BAR
Chill out and play Hearthstone on your phone or tablet, and recharge your batteries at the bar ready for more gaming fun.

TABLETOP GAMING
Give your eyes a break from the screen and sit down with your pals to play games the old-fashioned way.

MAKE WAR NOT LOVE STUDIO
Find out more about SEGA's big Valentine's Day gaming event at this live broadcast studio

Tickets are available now from http://weekender.pcgamer.com/

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AGS Awards 216 - Nominations Revealed

Some cracking games in these nominations, and I was pleased to see The Journey of Iesir deservedly get quite a few noms, even more pleased that it got noms for Writing and Puzzle Design (not so much because that was my area of the game, but because reviews and comments have generally been less favourable about my areas than others! :-D

Also overjoyed that my little game Space Tunneler gets a nom.  Congratulations to everyone who got a nomniation this year!

Best Game Created with AGS
Kathy Rain by Clifftop Games
Shardlight by Wadjet Eye Games
Tales by AprilSkies
Toffee Trouble in Creamville by Miez and cat
Until I Have You by Dualnames


Best Freeware Game Created with AGS
Among Thorns by Matt Frith
Sniper and spotter being patriotic by Blondbraid
Stair Quest by No More For Today Productions
The Man From Fugue State by Haggis
Toffee Trouble in Creamville by Miez and cat


Best Writing
Fallen soldier by Blondbraid
Kathy Rain by Clifftop Games
Shardlight by Wadjet Eye Games
Tales by AprilSkies
The Journey of Iesir Demo by Dream Cauldron


Best Puzzles
Kathy Rain by Clifftop Games
Shardlight by Wadjet Eye Games
Tales by AprilSkies
The Journey of Iesir Demo by Dream Cauldron
The Man From Fugue State by Haggis


Best Character
Kathy Rain (Kathy Rain)
Shardlight (Amy Wellard)
Tales (The Cheese Seller)
The Journey of Iesir Demo (Bjorn)
Toffee Trouble in Creamville (Toffee)


Best Short Game
Among Thorns by Matt Frith
GNRBLEX [MAGS version] by WHAM
Graveyard by CaesarCub
Stair Quest by No More For Today Productions
Toffee Trouble in Creamville by Miez and cat


Best Demo
Jacqueline White - Curse of the Mummies by Grok with team
Legend of Hand - Demo by shaun9991
Shardlight by Wadjet Eye Games
The Journey of Iesir Demo by Dream Cauldron
This City at Night - DEMO by paolo


Best Non Adventure Game Created with AGS
Columbus Lander by Ross Kevin Moffat (AKA Mandle)
Monkeys to the Moon! by Crystal Shard
Predators Prey For Plants by Ross Kevin Moffat (AKA Mandle)
Space Tunneler by CaptainD
Until I Have You by Dualnames


Best Gameplay
Kathy Rain by Clifftop Games
Shardlight by Wadjet Eye Games
Stair Quest by No More For Today Productions
Tales by AprilSkies
Until I Have You by Dualnames


Best Background Art
Kathy Rain by Clifftop Games
Shardlight by Wadjet Eye Games
The Journey of Iesir Demo by Dream Cauldron
Toffee Trouble in Creamville by Miez and cat
Until I Have You by Dualnames


Best Character Art
Kathy Rain by Clifftop Games
Shardlight by Wadjet Eye Games
The Journey of Iesir Demo by Dream Cauldron
Toffee Trouble in Creamville by Miez and cat
Until I Have You by Dualnames


Best Animation
Kathy Rain by Clifftop Games
Shardlight by Wadjet Eye Games
Tales by AprilSkies
The Journey of Iesir Demo by Dream Cauldron
Until I Have You by Dualnames


Best Programming
Kathy Rain by Clifftop Games
Monkeys to the Moon! by Crystal Shard
Shardlight by Wadjet Eye Games
Stair Quest by No More For Today Productions
Until I Have You by Dualnames


Best Music and Sound
Kathy Rain by Clifftop Games
Shardlight by Wadjet Eye Games
Stair Quest by No More For Today Productions
The Journey of Iesir Demo by Dream Cauldron
Until I Have You by Dualnames


Best Voice Work
Kathy Rain by Clifftop Games
Order of the Thorne : The King's Challenge by Infamous Quests
Shardlight by Wadjet Eye Games
Tales by AprilSkies
Until I Have You by Dualnames


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