Wow! What a truly awe inspiring 3 days that was! The reception that Wulverblade has had at the past few shows I’ve been to has been overwhelming, but Play Blackpool’s reception was something else entirely! Thank you SO much to everyone that stopped by and said hi. You all rock.
Here’s a few shots of the setup…
All this fits in the back of my Land Rover would you believe! Its like Tetris on hard!
And a quick Vine to give off a little more atmosphere:
For the entire 3 days the Wulverblade stand was packed! And I mean packed. Most people that I spoke to mentioned how they’d been passed by a number of times trying to get a go, but it’d been too busy. The best bit was that even after 6000 people passed through the doors and the game was played continuously, all I heard was positive feedback, not one single negative, not one!
Just wanted to post up an interview that we did with Geek Pride at Play Expo a couple of weeks ago. The chaps were kind enough to sit down and chat for a while and let me (Mike) ramble on about the history for way longer than I should have ;)
Thanks again to the team at Geek Pride, it was a blast to meet you all and I’m glad you enjoyed the game!
You can find Geek Pride around the web here…
Wow, what an absolutely INCREDIBLE weekend! Play Expo was an absolute BLAST!
Over 20,000 people turned up to the event and it was absolute madness all weekend, the Wulverblade stand was in a constant state of play the entire time. It was suuuuuuuuuperb! And to top it all off Wulverblade managed to win the ‘Peoples Choice Award – Best Indie Game 2014’! I’ll go into more detail below with a blow by blow account :) Needless to say, we’re all buzzing!
Set-up Day –
So, set up day was as stressful as you’d expect, packing everything into my Landrover makes the last wave of Tetris seem easy! 1 arcade cab, 50″ screen, 2 PC’s, lighting, 15ft banner, 3 roller banners, roman helmet, props, table covers, flyers and me! Once there it was time to get the stand built up. There was a bit of a hiccup with the stand at first, but once that was ironed out with the organisers it was time to build!
Just a quick heads up to anyone in the UK, Wulverblade is going to be at Play Expo in Manchester this coming weekend (11th-12th October) and you’re more than welcome to come and play!
The show is incredible, I’ve been personally going since its inception about 5 years ago and its been great to watch it grow and grow. There are 100’s of arcade machines, pinball machines, retro consoles, you name it. There’s a bunch of us indie devs and even a collection of the big boys are there too, so Nintendo, Oculus, EA etc. The show takes in around 25,000 people so its a busy two days.
Anyway, Wulverblade is taking a large booth in the ‘Now Play’ section which you’ll see as you walk in through the doors, apparently we’re next to Team 17. You can’t miss the booth, its got a full size arcade cab, loads of artwork and a roman helmet to boot ;)
Looking forward to seeing you all!
Well, firstly I want to say a BIG thank you to everyone that came along to GEEK in Birmingham last weekend. The show was a GREAT success for Wulverblade as the reception it got was plain and simply AMAZING.
I barely slept on the draw up to the event with worry, as I’ve personally never shown anyone the game running, let alone opened it up for people to play at will. I was so nervous that people wouldn’t like it, or wouldn’t ‘get’ its retro roots, or wouldn’t feel at home with the controls. I was just super nervous.
But by god was I wrong there! (more…)
If you’re in the UK and anywhere near Birmingham this weekend, Wulverblade is going to be playable at GEEK in the Custard Factory in both standard TV form (nice big 50″ screen too) and also in its dedicated new arcade cabinet!
I’ll be showing the games arena mode off (this is an extra mode in the game where you get to fight hordes of enemies in ever increasing waves to help you hone your warrior skills) this weekend (more…)
Quick post to show off the killer flyers that just landed, 1000 of the little lovelies! They’re matt laminated onto super thick 400gsm card, so hopefully all you nice folks attending Play Expo this weekend are going to take them home and replace your family photos with them :)
See you all on the weekend!
Wow, what a truly incredible week! I had the great pleasure of hiring the incredible Trevor Martin to be the voice of Caradoc (the main character) and also the narrator of the Wulverblade story.
Tracking Trevor down was no easy task as he’s about to retire, so I was overjoyed when he accepted the job! He’s rather an impressive chap with an amazing history and a wealth of experience. He’s best known for his work on stage as Dr.Who at the Adelphi Theatre in London and he was also the voice of Krull in the movie of that name! But to us gamers, he’s best known as the voice behind the incredible Heavenly Sword animated series. Possibly the most inspiring bit of video game related animation I’ve ever witnessed.
We spent the day at Unique Studios in London recording hour’s worth of great audio for the game. Trevor is such a pro and gentleman to boot. He took to the script so naturally and is going to add so much depth to this game its unreal.
You’ll get to hear a glimpse of this in the upcoming game intro that will be being showcased later this year :)
PLAY Expo – Manchester – UK – October 12-13th 2013
Just a quick one to say that I’ll be knocking around the PLAY expo in Manchester all next weekend, donning a Wulverblade T-Shirt and some looooovely little mini poster cards/flyers to hand out. If you happen to be there give me a yell, I’ll be happy to chew your ear off about Wulverblade all day ;) The flyer cover is the image that’s featured at the top of this page.
Next Weeks Update:
Next week I’ll be covering the Play Expo weekend with lots of photo’s plus I might also throw in a little concept art too :)