Next Level Dundee: The Official Artwork

7 08 2009

Next Level Dundee PosterLooking good guys! Now, if you are interested in digitla media but have yet to take that first, bold step into the sector or perhaps you are thinking about taking a univeristy or college course in the digital arts, then sign up to this superb event and work alongside some of the biggest names in Scottish digital media. This could be your dream ticket.

Head over to http://www.nextleveldundee.com to apply for free now!

Ink Media will be there to check out what teams have been creating, best of luck to all entrants when the event comes around!





Next Level Dundee: Scotland’s biggest digital media jam to encourage creativity and collaboration

7 08 2009

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Entry for participants of Scotland’s largest digital media jam now open

Dundee 07 August 2009 – Have you got what it takes to leave a lasting impression on the big players in Scottish digital media? Next Level Dundee, Scotland’s newest digital media event has today opened its doors to a new round of participants for its highly anticipated mixed media project. The event, running from Monday 7th to Friday the 11th of September will see several teams consisting of members of the public and students operating outside the digital media sector, coming together to collaborate on innovative new projects that meet a pre-determined brief.

These hopefuls will work closely with mentors and industry experts comprised of Scotland’s most prominent digital media players and academics, drawing on their expertise and furthering their own skills and knowledge of the sector. The event is being supported by some of Tayside’s key players in digital media, including game developers Realtime Worlds, Cohort Studios, Proper Games and Electric Top Hat alongside web design agency Wangbar, Dundee Contemporary Arts and The University of Abertay Dundee.

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Connect2Media: The First Timeloop Review is Here!

21 07 2009

Image2Pocket Gamer has today unveiled the first exclusive review of Connect2Media’s latest iPhone and iPod Touch title, the time-warping puzzler Timeloop.

To read the full article, please head over to Pocket Gamer: http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/iPhone/Timeloop/review.asp?c=14464

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The game has received the sites Bronze Award and is praised its ‘well constructed and robust’ main concept, ‘pleasant presentation, and the fact most levels are actually easier to complete than they first appear mean Timeloop is worth checking out’.

Kudos Connect2Media! We will publish the full launch release for Timeloop when the game warps onto iTunes soon. Keey your eyes peeled!





Connect2Media – Timeloop Teaser Trailer Revealed

29 06 2009

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The first gameplay footage of Connect2Media’s innovative and truly brain-melting puzzler Timeloop has been revealed on the developer’s official YouTube channel. The game will launch on iTunes soon for iPhone and iPod Touch consoles and as always, we will be the first to let you know when the game arrives.

Short but sweet, the trailer gives a slight taste of what gamers can except when the game launches. Using some very clever time shifting techniques, players must help plucky janitor robot Nik save scientists from a haywire laboratory. Check back soon for more info!





Welcome Aboard: Connect2Media

26 06 2009

Image2Ink Media can today announce that is is teaming up with Manchester-based iPhone developer Connect2Media, to assist the studio with its forthcoming season of new games. Kicking off with the mind-bending, time-warping puzzle title Timeloop,  expect to see a lot on this superb developer in weeks to come.

Here is their official Summer title launch press release. Please get in touch if you would like assets or review code for any of these titles. Official game releases are on the way as the games hit the app store. Watch this space!

CONNECT2MEDIA ANNOUNCE IPHONE LINE UP

26th June 2009

Connect2Media, has announced their iPhone release schedule for the summer with a line-up that includes titles like classic casual title ‘Tumblebugs’ and brand new IP ‘Timeloop’.

Connect2Media has already released ‘Go! Go! Rescue Squad!’ on the App Store and the next game will be ‘Timeloop’, another brand new IP created in-house at the company’s Manchester development studio. Timeloop is an arcade puzzle game which sees the player using short jumps in time (Timeloops) to travel back in time to help their previous self solve puzzles – really, it makes sense in-game!

Next up comes classic casual game ‘Tumblebugs’. With well over 35 million downloads or free-plays to date of the web version the game is a true ‘mass market’ product. The game has topped download charts on all of the major games sites including Yahoo!, Big Fish Games, Shockwave, AOL and Oberon and spent four months in Real Arcade’s top ten. The iPhone version has been created by Tag Games who have scored a massive App Store hit with their excellent ‘Car Jack Streets’.

‘String ‘Em In’ hits the App Store next. The interactive TV smash hit is already played by millions around the world. The intuitive word game is available to over 11 million homes in the UK alone, enjoying exceptional replay rates and becoming the most played game on Virgin Media UK cable network. The game has recently launched on Facebook where it has enjoyed immense international success.

Then the first of brand new, cross-platform, franchise ‘365 Sudoku’ arrives on the App Store. The 365 brand is aimed squarely at casual gamers and is the first in a line of trustworthy products that will deliver timelessly playable games in a slick, iPhone environment with presentation and features that make full use of the iPhone’s features.

“Like the iPhone, the App Store is a unique channel that demands new ways to market product,” said Eric Hobson, CEO of Connect2Media. “By not rushing into the market immediately we have been able to come in with a dedicated roadmap and marketing campaigns that will address all manner of iPhone and iPod touch consumer.”

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For more information, assets, promotional codes or ad hoc builds of any of the above titles, please contact:

Dave Cook
MD, Ink Media
The Next-Gen Public Relations company
t: 0131-557-2183
m: 07525-358-281
w: www.ink-media.co.uk
twitter: davescook

Stephen Hey
Connect2Media
T: +44 (0)161 233 1839
E: shey@connect2media.com

About Connect2Media

Connect2Media develops and publishes interactive entertainment across multiple platforms including mobile, web and interactive TV. Headquartered in Manchester, UK, the company distributes globally including EMEA, Latin America and Asia. Connect2Media publishes and distributes a number of major franchises including Guitar Hero®, World Poker Tour and Civilisation as well as a range of original properties including Go! Go! Rescue Squad! The company has a number of third party relationships with major software, entertainment and media franchise holders who to take their IP’s to new platforms. Headquartered in Manchester, UK, with offices in Paris, Munich, Madrid, Krakow, Tel Aviv, Sao Paulo and Bangkok, Connect2Media is firmly established as a global force in multi-platform publishing.

Designated trademarks and brands are the property of their respective owners. E&OE.





High Speed Chase 2.0 First Images Revealed

25 06 2009

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London-based flash and mobile developer JohnnyTwoShoes has today revealed the first gameplay images of its forthcoming App Store release High Speed Chase 2.0

The game is a superb blend of Burnout, Spyhunter and Twisted Metal as players must complete a series of 20 missions involving hard-hitting road combat, explosive gunplay and insane stunts.

Check out the superb images below and keep on checking back for the official launch release next week. For the original flash version of High Speed Chase 1.0, please visit www.johnnytwoshoes.com

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Welcome Aboard: JohnnyTwoShoes

18 06 2009

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Ink Media has today joined forces with superb iPhone and Flash developer JohnnyTwoShoes, creators of the hottest new game on the App Store, High Speed Chase.

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We’ll be getting the need for speed as we help the guys raise awareness of their new title, which is a classic blend of high-octane car duelling and explosive gunplay similar to the classic Spyhunter series.

Selling on App store now for the criminal price of 59p, this is a must have, with the whopping update 1.2 about to launch soon. Developed around customer feedback, this latest expansion drastically changes the game, making it bigger and better than the majority of titles on the app store for such a generous asking price.

As always, your friendly neighbourhood Ink Media will have a press release to announce the launch of update 1.2, along with the long list of new features and promo codes available for reviewers. So if you would like to review the game, please get in touch.

In the meantime, please visit the developer’s official site at:

http://www.johnnytwoshoes.com/