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GameTheNews Special on #Twitch Where I Lose At My Own Game

September 29, 2016

Myself and AurochJake recently did a play though of a couple of our newsgames; NarcoGuerra and Endgame:Syria on our Twitch channel. Here’s how it went… (short answer I got peace in one, lost the other!)

Plus we chatted about newsgames, the games themselves and other things!

More streaming tomorrow, if you’re about!

Dark Future: Blood Red States – Steam Page Live! #DarkFuture

September 24, 2016

nd We’ve been working on this project for a while now, so very happy to say it’s reach a key point: the Steam page is live!  So if you’re a Steam user then please add to your wishlist!

Here’s the original trailer…

And there is lots of good info on the game on the official site:

Going to be on Auroch’s Twitch 23rd Sept!

September 21, 2016

Quick update! I’m going to be joining @AurochJake, our social media manager on Friday 23rd September on Auroch Digital’s new Twitch channel.

We’re going to be playing some of our GameTheNews titles; Endgame:Syria and NarcoGuerra as well as other chats and more.

Here’s how such things look, if you’ve not seen Twitch before:

So just go to on on Friday GMT 4.30PM /CEST 5.30PM /EDT 11.30AM /PDT 08.30AM and watch us play!

Understanding #PokemonGo in Tweets

July 21, 2016

As you’ve probably noticed of late, there is a new game mixing the global cultural phenomena of Pokémon with Augmented Reality. Here’s the best tweets I’ve seen on it. So to start with, what is it?

Then you might ask, how does it work?

OK, then you might ask – is it popular. Errr. yes. YES.

So we now know what it, how it works and that it’s done well. What about it’s impact? It’s seems it is getting people out and about in positive ways!

Finally, the combination of a cultural icon with new technology has created moments of zeitgeist:

Which is why all the media is covering it…

Develop Article on My Kickstarter Talk

July 12, 2016

My talk on 2nd Generation Kickstarter has been written up by Develop Online…

Simply aiming to hit a financial target on crowdfunding services such as Kickstarter can leave short-sighted developers with a host of other troubles.

That was the key warning from Auroch Digital’s Tomas Rawlings during his talk at the Develop: Brighton conference, where he offered those looking to offer their ideas out for public funding a series of tips designed to make the most of crowdfunding.

Rawlings urged devs to not just learn from successfully-funded projects, but also to identify what went wrong with campaigns that failed to hit their goal.

Links from the talk are here.

Links From My #DevelopConf Talk on Kickstarter

July 12, 2016

Here are the links from my talk at Develop Conference 2016:

Oh and our Kickstarter video…


Notes Ahead of Develop Talk on Crowdfunding

July 9, 2016

I’m going to be talking at Develop in Brighton on Crowdfunding. Here’s the blurb:

Second Generation Crowdfunding: How to Make Crowdfunding & Kickstarter Work for You

July 12th. Room 5, 3-3.45pm

As Kickstarter and crowdfunding mature, we’ve seen the high profile successes with big names and IPs; but what about the indies without either? As it gets harder to get traction what are the new ways you can approach crowdfunding to make it work as it reaches it’s ‘Second Generation’. Having successfully funded a new IP based on the US elections, Auroch Digital knows the struggles of crowdfunding and will share what worked and what didn’t for them & how it fits into a wider company strategy.

Couple of links of interest in advance…