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Thursday, September 29, 2016

0929/2016 - My.Com Announces VR Invaders

VR Invaders Lets Players Dive Into Virtual Reality

Amsterdam, The Netherlands – September 29, 2016 – Global publisher My.com is proud to debut the first virtual reality PC game in its portfolio. VR Invaders is a sci-fi shooter where players can dive into cyber reality. VR Invaders is developed by My.com’s in-house studio and will be compatible with HTC Vive controllers and Oculus Rift. VR Invaders is scheduled for release on Steam and the Oculus Store this year. Being developed with Unreal Engine 4, VR Invaders features impressive graphics, visual details, and various gameplay mechanics unique for VR shooters.

View the VR Invaders video HERE: www.youtube.com/watch?v=7OWj7vk9u8E

VR Invaders puts the player in the role of a Diver, a special member of a virtual reality rescue force, that plunges into VR to save other users that got “stuck” in VR. During a routine operation to rescue a “stuck” user, the player will have to fight back unexpected drone attacks created by a vicious virus program. Equipped with a blaster that has three firing modes and an energy shield, players can blast through more than 10 levels of various types of battle drones with challenging bosses at the end of each level. Players will be able to use special abilities, such as, slowing time, which will significantly help in critical situations that are created by the virus program.

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Wednesday, September 28, 2016

09/28/2016 - The Button Bashers New Documentary Celebrates 80s Gaming
THE BUTTON BASHERS: new docudrama celebrating the true golden era of gaming

Pitched as the “24 Hour Party People for games” - independent feature film The Button Bashers’ will combine interviews, script and improv to produce unique but respectful take on the UK gamedev scene from the 1980s

·Ewen Macintosh (The Office, Little Britain)
·Peter Harrap (Monty Mole)
·Ron Hubbard (Sanxion, Monty on the Run, Commando)
·Jon Hare (Sensible Software)
·Simon Butler (Neverending Story, Highlander, Total Recall)
·And many more below…

Bolton, Greater Manchester: The Button Bashers film is a 100-minute feature film, documenting and dramatising the UK gaming scene that appeared in the 1980s.

Starring Ewen MacIntosh (The Office, Little Britain), this will be made innovatively: part-scripted scenes, part-interview, and as a docudrama. The ‘hero’ of the film is currently known as ‘the Programmer’.

Directed by Lee Bolton, a passionate gamer, he wrote for several years on gaming website ‘Lee’s PeeknPoke’ in the 90s, as well as in various magazines about retro gaming.

The Bolton-based film and television producer/director is not only rediscovering his roots, but he is keen to ensure he perfectly captures not only “that feeling, the excitement and what it was like the game back then” – but also the gamedev scene which exploded in the 1980s.

Speaking recently on regional radio across Greater Manchester, Lee mentioned a “Channel 4 comedian – we’re not allowed to say who it is yet, but we’re in discussion with this person’s agent at the moment.”

The Button Bashers is currently in pre-production with programmers, designers and gamers all wanting to be interviewed. Filming will take place from October 2016 to February 2017.
Following a first round of crowdfunding on IndieGoGo, the film is currently looking for just £5,000 to kickstart the production next month, having already secured funding from local gamer-supportive businesses in Manchester. You can discover the Kickstarter here:
The Kickstarter campaign reads: “This one's for the whizz kids, the buyouts, the money... the magazines and the fascinating, creative world that started a brand new industry. Nothing like it would ever be the same again.”
“We will also cover some of the US influence on the UK, with a segment exploring the meteoric rise of the arcades, and how licences went over creativity towards the end of the 1980s.
THE BUTTON BASHERS is a fun look back the Computers, Games and People - filmed with the ultimate respect.”
Drama cast (more TBC):
·         Ewen MacIntosh

Doc/interview cast (more TBC):
·         Peter Harrap (Monty Mole)
·         Jon Ritman (Head Over Heels, Batman)
·         John Gibson (Denton Designs)
·         Ron Hubbard (Sanxion, Monty on the Run, Commando)
·         Jon Hare (Sensible Software)
·         Simon Butler (Neverending Story, Highlander, Total Recall)
·         Philip and Andrew Oliver (Dizzy)
·         Roger Kean (Newsfield)
·         Oliver Frey (Newsfield)
·         Gary Penn (Zzap! DMA Design- GTA)

Film is due for full completion June 2017, with BluRay, DVD and small-cinematic release expected afterwards.

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About Elerby StudiosLee Bolton and the Elerby crew have worked tirelessly over the years to create Elerby Studios. Specialising in both features and short film, the company typically works around the globe filming music videos, commercial trails and consults on production. Elerby is Bolton-based.
About Lee Bolton: A passionate retro gamer who’s only just getting around to his PS3, Lee has had this film brewing in him for very long time. He wrote for magazines and ‘PeeknPoke’, a website in the late 90s about retro gaming.
Lee's background in film and TV is varied. Having worked on many films including Fast and the Furious 6 (2013), 71 (2014). X and Y (2014), Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them (2016) and Tim Burton's Miss Peregrine's home for Peculiar children (2016), his TV work also includes Shameless (C4).
About Digital Zoetrope: Digital Zoetrope is co-producer for The Button Bashers, and the production company from Lorraine Ayrton.

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Director – Lee Bolton
Producer – Lorraine Ayrton
PR – Jane McConnell
For more info or interview opportunities, please contact

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Tuesday, September 27, 2016

09/27/2016 - Clustertruck Available Today on PC and PS4
Clustertruck Available Today on PC and PS4

From tinyBuild and Landfall Games, Clustertruck is frantic truckforming at its finest, available today on PC and PS4. Stay calm, don't touch the ground, and try not to die. Good luck with that.

Use agility and acrobatics to stay atop a convoy of unpredictable, runaway trucks while avoiding lasers, swinging hammers, and flamethrowers. Unlock new abilities, like the grappling hook and time control. Create and download custom levels with Steam Workshop.

Broadcasting on Twitch? Put your fate in the hands of your audience as they vote to, uh...enliven the experience with fiendish modifiers including exploding trucks, bouncy trucks, high gravity, inverted controls and more.


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