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Posts tagged “EGX”

EGX 2018 hits Birmingham next week – try out these PC gems at the show

There's just one week left until a borderline-biblical plague of developers descend upon Birmingham to showcase their up-and-coming games to all. This great gathering shall be known as EGX 2018 and starts on September 20th, running until the 23rd. There's going to be hundreds of games on show there across all platforms, featuring developers of all shapes and sizes - both physically and business-wise. While I'll be…

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EGX Jam: Come play all 24 entries – or at least watch the GIFs

Recently, Rock Paper Shotgun teamed up with EGX, the UK's biggest gaming event, and held a game jam. This game jam came with the theme of ‘Eleven’ to inspire developers, in reference to it being the 11th EGX. A winner will be selected from the submitted games to be showcased at EGX in Birmingham later this month, and that'll be announced soon, but in the…

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Make a game for EGX’s game jam contest and you could show it there

Update: There are still 10 days left with in which to enter the EGX Gamejam for a chance to exhibit your work at the show. Read all the details below. Original story We're teaming up with our corporate siblings behind EGX, the annual games show in Birmingham, to celebrate their 11th birthday with a contest. Like great emperors demanding tribute, they want you to make…

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EGX opens Leftfield Collection signups

Hey, you: are you making a neat video game? Submit it to the Leftfield Collection at EGX 2017. Of the noise and colour of the games show organised by our corporate overlords, this curated lineup is always my favourite part. David Hayward, who runs the wonderful Feral Vector events in Yorkshire, always picks a smashing lineup but he, y'know, needs games to pick from. Submissions…

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Competition: Win Free Tickets To Next Week’s EGX

EGX is next week, September 24th-27th, at the NEC in Birmingham. It's the UKs biggest game event and there'll be hundreds of games there, among esports tournaments, cosplay competitions and YouTube celebrities. If you fancy popping along, we have a pair of four-day super passes and three pairs of day tickets to win. Hop below for details on how to enter.

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Grossing You Out This Spring: Slain

In much the same way that it's okay when it's zombies, retro decapitate-'em-up Slain relies on developer Andrew Gilmour's gorgeous pixel art to make it's gore-splattering slightly less horrifying. It's an action platformer featuring a two stage system of seven levels each comprising a side-scrolling wilderness and vertical-scrolling tower. The outside areas will usually be combat orientated and denser with enemies, while the towers have more puzzles and traps.…

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Heat Signature: Hands-On With The Gunpoint Follow-Up

Important proviso - all screens and video in this piece show placeholder art. The finished Heat Signature will apparently look very different - there are some hints to its possible final appearance here, however. "I think the subtitle of the game should be 'You Can Go Inside The Spaceships'," jokes Heat Signature dev Tom Francis as he shows me his follow-up to break-out hit Gunpoint…

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Open Call: Epic Offering EGX Floor Space To Unreal Devs

At any big gaming conference or expo I've been to there's been a strong dividing line between mainstream and indie. Both are awful labels, but for sake of simplicity: the former fills cavernous halls with booths, music, and major publisher money, while the latter normally finds itself a corner of carefully curated darlings, most featuring sprite graphics and other symbols signalling that the game is…

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