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Posts tagged “EGX”

Discover the best games of EGX Berlin with Indies Uncovered

Indies desperately tweak lines of code. Food trucks heat up industrial vats of chips. A collection of anime body pillows hang on the hooks, like that wall of the punished from The Handmaid's Tale. It can mean but one thing: EGX Berlin is upon us. And if you can’t make it - which you really should try if you can - the RPS Video Team…

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EGX 2019: Join us at the RPS Mixer powered by Dead Good

This time next week, the lovely UK gaming public will be descending on London's ExCeL for EGX 2019, as will many mebers of the RPS Treehouse. As is now tradition, we're holding a party to celebrate: the RPS Mixer powered by Dead Good exists so you can come and chat, prattle and generally hang out after an action-packed day of show-going. The event happens on…

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Come to EGX’s weekend Rezzed Sessions and be the first to hear about Mediatonic’s new game

Earlier this week, we revealed all the cool secret-spilling talks that will be flooding the Rezzed Sessions stage on the Thursday and Friday of this year's EGX, but now it's time for a weekend double whammy. From designing interactive live action game Erica to what it's like for London studio Mediatonic to work with the chaps over at Square Enix (plus a sneaky peek at…

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Learn about the making of Disco Elysium, Observation and more at EGX on October 18th

Do you like hearing indie devs spilling the beans about the secrets of game design? Would you also like to see the lovely faces of RPS coaxing said developers to spill those beans at the same time? Well then, you better get yourself over to the Rezzed Sessions stage on Friday October 18th at EGX 2019, as we'll be hogging the stage from 2.30pm onwards…

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Come and hear these indie devs reveal their secrets on the first day of EGX 2019

EGX 2019 is almost here, which means it's also nearly time to start preparing our big indie game developer nets so we can trap a bunch of them onstage and get them to tell us all their secrets. That's what EGX 2019's Rezzed Sessions are all about: giving you a glimpse behind the curtain about how games are made and the biggest issues facing developers…

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EGX 2019’s Leftfield lineup is confirmed

I have historically said that EGX's curated indie showcase, The Leftfield Collection, is my favourite part of the show. I probably should not say that now that we ourselves have been doing more at the show. Leftfield is one of my favourite parts of EGX? Diplomatic, Alice. Nice. Our corporate overlords today revealed the Leftfield lineup for this year's EGX in October and hey, it's…

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Come watch RPS become streaming superstars at EGX 2018

[Update: The first day's streaming is done! But you can still watch us kissing the ground hard in Human Fall Flat in the video below.] That rumbling sound you hear is half of Brighton packing its bags as Gamer Network decamps to Birmingham for EGX 2018. And the Rock, Paper, Shotgun Video Department will be at the show, too. We’ve decided to try our hand…

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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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