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Here's a very brief range of my work over the last ten years in the video game industry, made up of press releases and articles I've particularly enjoyed working on.

MONOPOLY TYCOON Passes Go With iOS And Android Launch

Montreal / Canada / January 20th, 2022 - From the developers of RollerCoaster Tycoon® Touch™, in partnership with Hasbro, comes a whole new MONOPOLY experience. MONOPOLY TYCOON will launch worldwide on and on January 20, 2022. Players will start building their MONOPOLY TYCOON empire by making their first investments in Atlantic City. From acquiring houses and hotels, to businesses and decorations, they’ll need to manage investments, build their city, and expand their portfolio all the way to Pa

Experience A Feudal Japan As The Dynasty Series Heads East

Germany / December 14, 2021 - From the publisher that brought you Medieval Dynasty and developed by Superkami Games, comes Sengoku Dynasty, an all-new adventure set against the backdrop of a Japan ravaged by famine and war. Players will need to rise from a simple peasant to become a legend, as they secure their legacy and build their Kingdom. Whether choosing the path of a charismatic leader, skilful craftsman, famed warrior or a spiritual master, for the first time in the Dynasty series player

Cult Classic Video Game ‘Earthworm Jim’ Set For Small Screen Revival

Corp., the software publisher and developer, has partnered with APA to bring its Earthworm Jim game series back to the small screen with an all new creative team behind it. LOS ANGELES, CA / November 18, 2021 - Played by millions worldwide since it first launched on the Sega Genesis in 1994 and celebrated for its meta humor, edgy art style and tight platform gameplay, Earthworm Jim is a cult classic. Last seen on TV in 1996 after a successful run of 23 episodes on the WB Television Network, the

Can You Uncover The Mysteries Of Moncage?

November 16th, 2021 - Vignette puzzle adventure Moncage has officially released on ($14.99), , and ($4.99). The long anticipated puzzle game invites players to peer through multidimensional worlds to connect the similar yet unique, adjacent yet distant spaces, with a dreamlike adventure that revolves around a young boy, his father, and a lighthouse. Developed by Optillusion and published by XD Inc., Moncage is a mysterious cube that connects parallel worlds through mind-boggling optical illusio

Challenging Low-Poly City-Builder Launches Into Early Access

11 October 2021 - Challenging city-builder Settlement Survival has officially launched onto Steam for $14.99. After a hugely successful Next Fest as one of the most downloaded, wishlisted and played demos of the festival, Gleamer Studios are inviting players to lead their survivors in search of a new home, 4 days early. Inspired by the genre-defining Banished and now launching into Early Access on October 11 for $14.99, players will be able to carve out their own slice of home. Offering deep ga

125,000 Players Choose Tactics, Teamwork, and Prediction

Tampa, FL, October 21st - has officially released its . Sequel to one of Warcraft III’s most famed mods and having been in 2016, over 125,000 players have now taken up arms to defend their King since its launch on 1st October 2021. Legion TD 2 has evolved into a finely tuned competitive game of attack, defense and economy management for 1-8 players, and its latest update not only showcases its roadmap over the next 12 months, but also brings with it its first post-launch open tournament, a long

Grimdark Sandbox RPG ‘Vagrus’ Reveals New Centurion Edition Ahead Of October Launch

Budapest, Hungary, September 28, 2021 - , the brutal turn-based RPG with a core focus on epic story-telling, lore, and challenging gameplay, has revealed in its latest details about its launch patch, that will go live just before the game leaves Early Access on October 5th. Featuring unique new quests, a revamped user interface, and a new companion, the multi-award winning title invites players to meet Eylani, a Half-Elven warrior who's able to brush off damage, while remaining the focus of ene

Big Robot's Famed 'Sir, You Are Being Hunted' Set For Reinvented Edition On Switch & PC

Bath, UK September 1st, 2021 - Big Robot Ltd’s Sir, You Are Being Hunted: Reinvented Edition is set to launch on Nintendo Switch in Q1, 2022. This will be the first time the title has appeared on a console platform. The original Sir, You Are Being Hunted was a genre-defining title in the first wave of survival games, and uses a procedurally generated environment to drop players into a robot-stalked British countryside. Funded on Kickstarter in 2012, initially released as one of the first games

Poison Your Soul With Greed. CRPG 'Black Geyser' Enters Early Access

Oceanside, California, August 26th, 2021 - CRPG has officially launched into Early Access on Steam and GoG ($24.99). Developed by and published by , the successfully backed Kickstarter project has increased in size and scope, having been in development since 2015. Launching with a stunning animated cinematic trailer and custom PC giveaway with PC Gamer, Black Geyser was created by a small indie team and inspired by CRPG classics like Baldur's Gate and Icewind Dale. Featuring challenging real

Interplay (IPLY) Rereleases Baldur’s Gate: Dark Alliance On Consoles

California, USA - MAY 2021 - Experience a classic Dungeons & Dragons action role-playing game, as Interplay Entertainment (IPLY) and Wizards of the Coast rerelease the iconic action-RPG Baldur’s Gate: Dark Alliance on Xbox X|S, Nintendo Switch and PlayStation consoles with enhanced graphics; up to 4k on Xbox, PS4 Pro and above. This revival of the original Baldur’s Gate: Dark Alliance puts the ‘action’ back into the action-RPG genre, plunging players into the heart of Faerûn. As well as looting

Goblins are almost extinct. In Goblin Stone they’re fighting back!

March 18, 2021 - Goblins have been stepped on by adventurers for far too long. Not any more. It’s time to gather your ragtag group of greenskins to take on your enemies and fight back. Designed and developed by Vince McDonnell, the former founder of The Playforge and creator of the renowned iOS game Zombie Farm, Goblin Stone sees players taking on humans, elves and dwarves in a charming turn-based RPG wrapped in stunning, procedurally generated hand-drawn 2D levels. From finding and creating y

Retro Classic ‘AVGN’ I & II Deluxe Edition Set For October Launch

Philadelphia, PA - September 30, 2020 - and developer have today announced that a Deluxe edition of the fan-favorite pixel shooter, The Angry Video Game Nerd, is coming to and Nintendo Switch on October 30, 2020. Mark it in your diaries, because AVGN Deluxe is gonna take you back to the past... again! The remastered collection brings you every stage from both of the famously tough action platform games, plus an all-new never-before-seen final chapter to bring the experience together for the ult

90’s Inspired Motion Comics Shape Mad Devils

Canada, January 25 2021 - Inspired by the cutscenes from 90's classics such as Thief: The Dark Project and Twisted Metal 2, lead concept artist, David Murdoch, brings his rugged art style, showcasing a brand new trailer for the first motion comic players will experience. "David's an exceptional talent." says studio founder, Kyle Kulyk. "He was originally hired to provide artwork for the motion comics that make up the Mad Devils’ cut-scenes, but his role exploded.” says studio founder, Kyle Kuly

Paragon: What Went Wrong?

Cary based developer, Epic, announced earlier this month that all wasn’t going to plan with Paragon. Their statement, announced on the official forums detailed how the studio is evaluating continued development of their MOBA franchise. While the statement was thin on concrete detail, it did cast some blame towards the unexpected and immediate success of Fornite Battle Royale, alongside a lack of player retention in Paragon. Both issues combined have seen the game fail to grow as Epic had hoped,

Guild Wars 2: #GemGate

It all seemed quiet for Guild Wars 2 in recent weeks (especially after the GuildMag interview) and yet sure enough, another scandal has erupted over night on the launch of the Halloween holiday event. Update: ArenaNet has responded to the changes by stating they will reinstate the previous ability to micro exchange Gems. Please see Footnote. One of the things that has always made Guild Wars 2 stand out is its buy to play model and the fact that the in game store is purely cosmetic. Unlike other

Battlerite: Stunlock Lost

As has become customary when a game I play hits the skids, I’m keen to break down what I think went wrong. Having invested thousands of hours into Battlerite, it genuinely pains me to see its decline and - most likely - inevitable closure. Despite all the good that Stunlock Studios have done in the game and for the genre, it clearly missed its mark somewhere along the way. There are valuable lessons for the studio to learn, and I think it’s often helpful as an outsider to deep-dive and clear thr

Exclusive Interview: ArenaNet's Daniel Dociu - Tap-Repeatedly

In late March of 2011, Tap-Repeatedly’s Lewis B sat down for an exclusive interview with Daniel Dociu, the formidable creative force behind Guild Wars 2 and its stunning art direction. Daniel is the creative director for the highly anticipated MMO, and one of the most talented and respected concept artists in the business. As insightful as it was fascinating, the interview makes us love his work all more… This is Part 1 of our three-part feature. Be sure to check out Part 2 and Part 3! Tap: To
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