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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Dynamo Games – Now on Twitter

23 02 2009

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Calling all ‘Tweeters’, BAFTA award-winning mobile game and application developer Dynamo Games lets its new Twitter feed fly free today.

The next few months mark a hectic, yet exciting time in the developers history with four new titles in the works, including the much anticipated Football Tycoon, which places you in the shoes of a high-rolling football club owner. the game is up for an Independent Games Festival 2009 award for technical achievement, cramming a massive game into the relatively small Java-based format, the title offers budding club owners an expansive experience.

Will you play wisely and invest in local community schemes and youth training programmes or will you squander your hard-earned money at the race track in the hopes of getting just enough for that hot new signing?

Attending at this year’s Game Developers Conference in San Francisco during March, the team, who won a prestigious BAFTA for their sterling work on Championship Manager Mobile have their sights set on more silverware to add to their already bustling trophy cabinet.

Make no mistake, Dundee-based Dynamo are a developer to watch, with plans to take their work to the Google Android format, you will be seeing a lot of them in future so get the inside story and get following them on Twitter today via their feed ‘dynamogames’





Dynamo Games kicks-off new sports brand with award-nominated Football Tycoon

28 01 2009

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BAFTA award-winning developer spies new silverware at the 2009 Independent Games Festival Mobile awards

Dundee – 27 January 2009 – Award-winning mobile game developer Dynamo Games has today announced plans to launch a new line of sports titles under the ‘Dynamo Sports’ banner, premiering with the launch of mobile game Football Tycoon. The forthcoming title is also the only Java game short-listed for a 2009 Independent Games Festival (IGF) Mobile Award for best technical achievement. Winners are to be announced at the Games Developer Conference 2009 (GDC) in San Francisco, March 23-27.

Dynamo Games are hosting a stand at the IGF mobile area and are also inviting attendees to meet with the developer at GDC. Interested parties should contact Managing Director Brian McNicoll directly via the company’s website: www.dynamogames.com
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Available early Summer 2009, Football Tycoon follows a similar format as the popular Rollercoaster Tycoon series, while adding a unique twist to the standard football game genre. Moving away from traditional management simulator gameplay, players step into the shoes of a wealthy business owner and live out their dream of running a football club. From hiring managers, controlling finances, developing your stadium and orchestrating intense media campaigns, the game gives players an unprecedented degree of freedom.

The title boasts two expansive single player modes;  The rags to riches ‘Grass Roots’, which tasks players with taking a small team to the top of the Tycoon Owner Rich List within 30 years and ‘Scenario Mode’, which allows owners to tackle a variety of challenges, such as taking over a small club and pulling them out of administration.

How gamers achieve these goals is entirely up to them. Will you give some of your hard-earned cash back to the local community or save the spoils to fund your fight to the Premiership and elite European competitions?  The shift away from traditional management simulator gameplay, an unmatched wealth of player options and a rich, detailed visual style makes for a winning hat-trick.

Brian McNicoll said: “That Football Tycoon has already been short-listed for an industry award is testament to the creativity of our team and their ability to consistently produce fun, innovative titles for the thriving mobile market.”

“We will also be creating versions for Baseball, American Football, Basketball, Ice Hockey, Golf, F1, NASCAR, Cricket & tennis. We are also looking to take the series to different handheld platforms such as BREW, iPhone, Android, Nintendo DS and as such, we are on the lookout for potential distribution partners to take these games to market.”

Football Tycoon will be released early summer 2009.
Visit www.dyanmogames.com and www.football-tycoon.net for further developer information.

For further information on the Independent Games Festival 2009, please visit http://www.igf.com/

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For press information, please contact:

Dave Cook
Owner, Ink Media
t: +44 (0)131 557 2183
m: 07525358281
e: fastrez@gmail.com

Brian McNicoll
MD, Dynamo Games
t: +44 (0)1382 348635

About Dynamo Games

Dynamo Games Ltd was established in 2004 as a development studio working specifically within the emerging mobile content market. To date Dynamo has worked on a number of different applications for Java™ enabled mobile phone handsets, as well as creating a number of highly-successful mobile games.

Dynamo is an established company with expertise in number of areas, including the enormously popular sports management games genre. The company’s debut title – a football management game, was released in 2005 by Eidos Interactive under the world famous Championship Manager brand. The mobile series has already won several key industry awards over the last three and-a-half years, with each title receiving critical acclaim across the gaming media.

The company’s passion and enthusiasm for sports games and mobile phone development in general is key to its success. As such, the developer will release series of new, innovative sports titles under the brand ‘Dynamo Sports’, launching Summer 2009.

In addition, Dynamo is also the creator of the ‘Mobi’ series of guides – Mobile applications that give users helpful tips and answers to everyday situations, such as motoring and medical emergencies. The series is one of the first sets of applications offering practical and readily available advice to mobile owners worldwide, as and when they need it.

Dynamo has the capability, project management experience and tools to develop and complete multi-language, multi-handset J2ME applications for publishers and carriers all over the world. The company’s expertise with sports management titles unmatched within the mobile sector.

Dynamo Games are constantly looking for new challenges and interesting new projects within the mobile sector. Any company wishing to create a new, innovative and exciting game, application or service for mobile phone handsets, should contact Dynamo directly via the details issued with this release.