Can you believe another #VolumeFriday is here again? It has been a very travel friendly week at the Mike Bithell Studio with Mike and Alexander at DICE and GDC 2017 in Las Vegas discussing the upcoming new project (no code name out for release yet - you'll be the first to know).
Good #VolumeFriday to everyone! I hope everyone has some great games (including Volume) to play this weekend. Art is still a hot topic for Bithell Games and something we want to talk about this week. Are video games art? Legally there is a precedent to suggest they are. The Supreme Court in the USA ruled that video games should be considered an art form, as deserving of First Amendment safeguards as “the protected books, plays and movies that preceded them.”
It is Friday night in the UK - #VolumeFriday to all those who are a part of the Volume family - and I am pondering art. Mike has been tweeting some not so subtle tweets about artists, concept art and just art in general. I'm sure you are all excited to see what the next project is pertaining to these arty tweets, but these tweets made me think about the genre of video games and where in the art spectrum they lie.
Welcome one and all to the #VolumeFriday experience! This week in the studio Mike is working on something new and has even tweeted some of the exciting stars of illustration and concept art that are working on the new project. Looking at some of their previous work I'm literally waiting on the edge of my seat for this one!
Happy #VolumeFriday folks! At the Bithell Games Studio there are new projects and prototypes starting to grow. This for me is one of the most exciting stages of a project as tonnes of ideas get bandied around till we find that nugget of pure game goodness that then becomes a focus for the development.
#VolumeFriday is back again! I hope you are all having an amazing weekend planned...you might even be playing Volume (I know you are thinking about it!). This week feels crazy with all that is happening in the gaming world - Guerrilla Cambridge being closed down, Apple is allowing bigger games on Apple TV and Nintendo Switch launch titles are released.
Happy new year #VolumeFriday-ers! Hope you are all excited about the New Year! 2017 is going to be the year of games (well...I'm starting that saying and hopefully it catches on). I know Mike is focusing on some new ideas and as soon as we have information on that, we'll be posting here!
Talking about new games, I thought I'd share a couple of games that I'm excited about seeing in 2017! Let me know if there are others you are looking forward to seeing.
It might be my holiday brain, but I swear that #VolumeFriday was only yesterday! This year has gone SO quick. The Bithell team have had such an exciting year, with the release of Volume:CODA, Volume on PSVita and the release of Google Pixel's EarthShape. Plus, you know Bithell has something always brewing in that genius mind of his so there is going to be some exciting news sometime in 2017 - STAY TUNED!
Happy #VolumeFriday my beautiful peeps! We've been enjoying all the tweets of people receiving their physical copy of @LimitedRunGames Volume! So much joy spread across the interwebs. This is a great moment in Volume history, where fans are excited to play our game AGAIN but in a different form! Thank you to everyone involved and to everyone writing in, you make our day....everyday!
Congratulations everyone, #VolumeFriday has made it to 50 issues! Whoop whoop! For the people who have been following this blog through from the start, thank you so much for your support. To the newbies, you are in for a treat...
This week we are talking the crazy amount of interest we have been getting on Twitter about the physical copies of Volume from Limited Run Games. Some great comments about the cover art, the gold foil and even the extra wait (which was because of the gold foil). You are amazing.
Don't forget to pick up your physical Vita on Friday 11th Nov (the website even has a count down) from Limited Run Games. Take a photo and post it on twitter for us all to see!
Another end to another week and VR is still one of the hottest topics! Microsoft talking about their plans for VR, Google Daydream hands on reviews are coming out, plus don't forget we have Volume:CODA which is free for those who already have it on PSVita or PS4. It includes 30 new levels for you to enjoy and master!
It finally happened #VolumeFriday peeps! PSVR launched this week and already we are inundated with excited Volume fans playing the Volume:CODA expansion, where you get an extra 30 new levels to play. Plus, some new story to wet that appetite of the Volume connoisseur! We love hearing from you all and want to know what you like (or even dislike) about this new expansion.
Another #VolumeFriday upon us! My favourite part of the week...*sigh*. The studio has been completely abuzz with the announcement of the new release on Google Daydream, EarthShape. It's exciting for a multitude of reasons, but mainly for us yet another VR game under our belt! This could be a very exciting year for VR and I look forward to hearing from you all on where you see the future of it going!
Happy #VolumeFriday everyone! I don't know about you, but I'm exhausted and we don't even have Volume:CODA out the door yet (Soon....soon).The studio has busy things happening in the marketing and development areas. Which means you can safely assume we are all hands on deck working towards both the release of the new title coming out from Mike Bithell Studios as well as CODA. Plus the @LimitedRunGames of Thomas was Alone has been super exciting...it really is an exciting time!