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Star Trek - Who Wants To Be A Millionaire? Bundle - OUT NOWStar Trek - Who Wants To Be A Millionaire? Bundle -... If you're a Star Trek fan and you've yet to pick up Who Wants To Be A Millionaire? Special Editions, there's no better time to do so. Available on the PlayStation Store...

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All Zombies Must Die! Bundle available now!All Zombies Must Die! Bundle available now! Alongside the launch of Scorepocalypse, the Steam Store has also welcomed the All Zombies Must Die! Bundle. This super-pack contains All Zombies Must Die!, the brand new...

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South Park – WWTBAM? Special Edition arrives on the App Store!South Park – WWTBAM? Special Edition arrives on the... Call yourself the Royal Chinpoko Master? Convinced you’re the Gerbil King? Know your Mecha Streisand from your ManBearPig? ‘Course you do – so prove it with the...

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Announcement: AZMD! Scorepocalypse Announcement: AZMD! Scorepocalypse All Zombies Must Die! gets a standalone expansion in the form of AZMD! Scorepocalyse; a twin-stick shooter with the emphasis put back on score. Step into the sturdy...

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doublesix on UK Tax Breaksdoublesix on UK Tax Breaks Can you hear it? That's the collective voice of the UK's games industry swooning with delight. Today, UK chancellor George Osborne has announced tax breaks for the UK...

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Star Trek – Who Wants To Be A Millionaire? Bundle – OUT NOW

Posted on : 03-05-2012 | By : jamin | In : PSN, Who Wants To Be A Millionaire, Who Wants To Be A Millionaire?

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If you’re a Star Trek fan and you’ve yet to pick up Who Wants To Be A Millionaire? Special Editions, there’s no better time to do so. Available on the PlayStation Store now, the Star Trek: The Original Series – Who Wants To Be A Millionaire? Special Edition Bundle brings together the core game (1200 questions) with the Star Trek question pack (600 questions). Apply a bit of maths, and you’ll realise that’s an impressive 1800 questions — all for £10.99.

Set phasers to ‘fun’, and prove your knowledge of the show is the best!

All Zombies Must Die! Bundle available now!

Posted on : 20-04-2012 | By : jamin | In : All Zombies Must Die!, Burn Zombie Burn, Scorepocalypse, Steam

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Alongside the launch of Scorepocalypse, the Steam Store has also welcomed the All Zombies Must Die! Bundle. This super-pack contains All Zombies Must Die!, the brand new AZMD! Scorepocalypse, the AZMD soundtrack, Burn Zombie Burn!, the BZB soundtrack, comic AND guide.

“Crikey! How much is all of that going to set me back!?” I hear you cry, your wallet quivering in your pocket. Well, a pitiful £9.99 (€9.99, $14.99) is all. That’s a colossal saving of £14.96 (€14.96, $18.96)!

What’s more, if you own AZMD or BZB already, you have the option of gifting it to a friend. Isn’t that lovely?

South Park – WWTBAM? Special Edition arrives on the App Store!

Posted on : 19-04-2012 | By : jamin | In : Who Wants To Be A Millionaire

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Call yourself the Royal Chinpoko Master? Convinced you’re the Gerbil King? Know your Mecha Streisand from your ManBearPig? ‘Course you do – so prove it with the new app for iPhone and iPad.

The South Park – Who Wants To Be A Millionaire? Special Edition is OUT NOW for iPhone and iPad. Features and such below.

- 500 questions taken from all 15 seasons of the show and South Park: Bigger Longer & Uncut
- Fastest Finger First
- Six exclusive player avatars designed by South Park studios
- Don’t know the answer? Use the Phone-A-Friend lifeline to see the knowledge of classic characters from the South Park world.
- Alternatively, take advantage of the 50:50 lifeline, or Ask The Audience – which is populated with familiar South Park town-folk.
- Game Centre Support; achievements and leaderboards.

Kick ass!

Announcement: AZMD! Scorepocalypse

Posted on : 10-04-2012 | By : jamin | In : All Zombies Must Die, Steam

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Tax Break

All Zombies Must Die! gets a standalone expansion in the form of AZMD! Scorepocalyse; a twin-stick shooter with the emphasis put back on score.

Step into the sturdy boots of McJagger; a stoic soldier whose sole purpose is to flush Deadhill town of zombies and rescue any civilians stupid enough to loiter the undead-infested streets. That’s the cover, at any rate. Your REAL task is to rack up as many points as humanly possible, taking advantage of a intuitive multiplyer mechanic to climb that all important leaderboard.

The zombies have stepped things up a gear this time around, though, and now come in three brand new flavours: Soldier, Necro and Ghost. Fret not, however, there are two new weapons to put ‘em in their place: Rocket Launcher, and Mini-gun. Bosh.

AZMD! Scorepocalypse is due for release on Steam April 16.

Video below

doublesix on UK Tax Breaks

Posted on : 21-03-2012 | By : jamin | In : Blogging, Development

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Can you hear it? That’s the collective voice of the UK’s games industry swooning with delight. Today, UK chancellor George Osborne has announced tax breaks for the UK games development industry as part of his ongoing budget.

Today, we turn Britian into Europe’s technology centre. We will start with digital content,” Osborne said in his speech. “The film tax credit, protected in our spending review, helps generate over a £1 billion of film production investment in the UK last year alone. Today, I’m announcing our intention to introduce similar schemes for the videogames, animation and high-end TV production industries.

As a UK-based developer, doublesix is obviously delighted by the news. I asked James Brooksby, CMO and founder of doublesix games, what he thought of the news.

It is great to see we are being recognised as an industry that is an important part of this countries creative industries. These Tax breaks, combined with the improving R+D credits will , I hope, make the UK a global focal point for making games once again.

Dylan Beale, Executive Producer at doublesix – whilst clearly happy about the situation – was also keen to stress that it’s ‘about time’.

Hopefully this will give the UK a chance to catch up on the more forward thinking nations of this world. Why we didn’t safeguard well paid high tax paying positions like this sooner is a national scandal. I read recently that 40% of UK based Developers losing their jobs moved abroad, that’s a drain on much needed talent and skills that UK business require. Importantly this should reduce risk for external investors and make our business plans better value for money.

Studios across the UK will likely be echoing similar sentiments, but there’s no denying this is a great thing for everybody involved. While the tax breaks won’t be introduced until April of next year – and are still subject to approval from the State – there’s no denying it’s a good day to be a British game developer.

Kill zombies, win prizes!

Posted on : 20-03-2012 | By : jamin | In : Burn Zombie Burn, News, Steam

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There’s still a week left of our zombie-slaying Steam competition. On March 26, the top five players on the global leaderboards will be crowned the winners and plied with prizes as a reward. The top five will win a copy of Burn Zombie Burn! in addition to a second *mystery* game due to be revealed very soon.

The top prize, however, for the top zombie slayer, is an exclusive, one-of-a-kind piece of 3D artwork created specifically for the competition. Put together by the talented chaps at 3D Lenticular, we spoke to Richard Counsell about the artwork, to give you an idea of what you could stand to win.

D6: What is a 3D Lenticular?

Richard Counsell: A 3D Lenticular is created by presenting an image behind a Lenticular lens and when it is viewed from different angles, gives the illusion of movement and depth.

D6: Obviously you can’t talk in detail about your process: but – in very basic terms – how do you go about creating something like this?

RC: The first stage when creating a Lenticular is to keep in mind the position of the model and the objects within the scene. These object will when viewed give multiple levels of depth.

A number of camera shots are then taken from different angles, when this is completed the renders/images captured are then interlaced using dedicated computer software.

The final stage is to proof the image, align and print, and laminate behind a Lenticular lens.

D6: How long does it take to put together an image like our very own AZMD! Lenticular?

RC: To complete a conversion including running tests images like yours and present it as a Lenticular can normally take up to a week to get the very best results in terms of 3D.

Creating AZMD the scene had to be restructured adding grass to the floor, removing some grave stones, adding lighting where it was required, repositioning candles and adding a flame, smoothing out the images to make them more clearer and bringing the surrounding images closer to the Zombie this and much more to produce a satisfactory image…

D6: How did 3D Lenticular Design come to be? What was your path into the art world?

RC: During my time at University, I wanted to create something entirely different and decided to combine a process of Lenticular technology with my own art work transforming it into 3D and giving it the illusion of having depth and movement.

The idea of starting my own business came soon after I had left University, discovering that there were few opportunities readily available in the Film/Game Industry, I decided to start my own 3D design business, producing my own art as a 3D Lenticular as well as converting other artists work to 3D, too.

D6: Obviously you like your games: what kind of games do you play in your spare time?

RC: When I do find the spare time I like to kick back and relax shooting some locust in Gears of War or to be scared to death playing Dead Space or Resident Evil.

D6: When we’re not giving you pictures of zombies or aliens to convert into 3D – where do you pull your inspiration from artistically speaking? You seem to have a penchant for fantasy?

RC: I tend to focus on shapes and forms when I start designing. My designs are an amalgamation of ideas that stem from films, games and my own imagination.

D6. How can you be contacted for more information / requests etc?

RC: If you wish to contact me first by email design_3d@hotmail.co.uk we can then go forward with any requests.

If you would like to see any examples of my work to give you an idea of the potential of the technology please visit Camden Cyber Market in Camden High Street where I am exhibiting some of my work…

D6: Are you a fan of zombies? Would you agree with the phrase ‘all zombies must die’?

RC: I am a big fan of zombies there’s nothing like sitting back with your mates and shooting the hell out of them.

Damn right all zombies must die…… :)

It’s a great prize; the perfect addition to any zombie fan’s wall. So get slaying, and good luck!

All Zombies Must Die! shuffles onto PC March 12

Posted on : 05-03-2012 | By : jamin | In : All Zombies Must Die, News, Steam

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PC release

Salutations! As community manager for doublesix games – and indeed All Zombies Must Die! – there’s been one question I’ve been asked more than any other: “when is AZMD out on PC!?” My usual response is “soon”, or “we’ll have news for you shortly!”, but now I can be much less vague.

March 12th. There. Grab a pen and whack it in your diary.

The PC version of the game comes complete with numerous fixes and improvements. Firstly, a new ‘treacle’ mode makes it possible to wade through groups of zombies. This fixes the issue of ‘zombie swarming’, allowing you to get out of otherwise impossible situations. We’ve also re-jigged the gate quest structure of the game, making the experience less repetitive – especially towards the end of the game.

Check out the new PC-specific trailer for the game below.

Star Trek: The Original Series – WWTBAM? Special Edition – Out NOW!

Posted on : 22-02-2012 | By : jamin | In : Who Wants To Be A Millionaire

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WWTBAM

Set your phasers to stun, people. The Star Trek: The Original Series – Who Wants To Be A Millionaire? Special Edition is out today. Star Trek fans can put their knowledge of the show to the test with 600 questions based on the classic sci-fi series.

If you’re the kind of person that prides themselves on knowing which galaxy the Kelvan Empire is located, or what Vulcan animal Spock kept as a childhood pet – this is probably the game for you. Prove you’re the best; post your scores to the online leaderboards to show your friends – and everybody else in the world – that your knowledge of the show is the most formidable.

It’s also worth noting that our chums over at Sci Fi Now are giving away a copy of the game as well as an Xbox 360 to play it on. Head here and answer the question on the page to be in with a chance of winning. Good luck!

Here’s a trailer for the game for anybody yet to see the game in action:

Who Wants To Be A Sport Millionaire – March 1

Posted on : 17-02-2012 | By : jamin | In : Who Wants To Be A Millionaire

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Hello! Today we’re pleased to announce Who Wants To Be A Sport Millionaire? – the latest booster pack for the main Special Editions game.

Want to know more? ‘course you do. Here’s an excerpt from the more formal press release that went out today:

Sports enthusiasts can push their sporting know-how to the limits with Who Wants To Be A Sports Millionaire?. With 600 questions from the world of sport, players can test themselves against the global leaderboard or challenge family and friends.

This Special Editions pack can be purchased (£1,99, 240 Microsoft Points) from the PlayStation®Store and the Xbox LIVE Marketplace for Xbox 360. Who Wants To Be A Sport Millionaire? will be available from March 1, 2012.

So, if this sounds like your bag, whack March 1 in your diary, and get ready to prove to the world that your knowledge is the most formidable when it comes to sport.

Trivia Booster pack now available for Who Wants To Be A Millionaire? Special Editions

Posted on : 09-02-2012 | By : jamin | In : Who Wants To Be A Millionaire

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So, you’re a virtual Millionaire already are you? You’ve proven to the world you’re the most knowledgeable, and you’re proper chuffed with your position on the global leaderboards. Good on you. Now what?

The Trivia Booster pack landed on Xbox Live Arcade and PlayStation Network today, featuring 600 brand new questions to put that big ol’ brain of yours back in the saddle.

The booster pack is available now for 240 Microsoft points, or £1.99 on PSN.