Review: Conga Master

There is an ancient order of party-men, those with music in their bodies and rhythm in their souls. They go from club to club, party zone to dance floor, infecting everyone with their passion, until they can’t resist and join him in his reverie. These are the Conga Masters!
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EGX 2016 – Rising Star Games – Earth’s Dawn

One of the publishers I hoped to see at EGX was Rising Star Games. I spoke to their PR man Tyrone Walcott last year and hoped to do so again. He’s a really fun and passionate guy, and it’s always a pleasure to see him speak of the games he’s got lined up.

This year though I had only one of the titles on my mind, Earth’s Dawn. It was the first game I played when I entered the EGX halls and I had to force myself to leave it and fulfill my professional obligations. It was a ton of fun. And when I met Tyrone later that day, I saw he too shared my appreciation for it. Continue reading EGX 2016 – Rising Star Games – Earth’s Dawn

MCM London Comic Con – Gaming at the Con

I will admit that the amount of games at the MCM London Comic Con surprised me. I really didn’t expect to see so many gaming booths there, or so many people sitting down to play the games. Silly me, really. It’s a geek event so of course there was gonna be a bit for the gamers! Continue reading MCM London Comic Con – Gaming at the Con

Review: Lumini

The world is dead, poisonous clouds fill the air and the only thing that remains are the dwindling predators and what’s left of the world’s natural beauty. It’s about time for the Lumini to return! Continue reading Review: Lumini

EGX Highlights – Rising Star Games

One of the last people I met at EGX was Tyrone Walcott, PR Manager for Rising Star Games. We had an interesting chat about some of the games they had on show and the first thing that struck me was his barely contained energy. He spoke in a calm tone, but I could feel how excited he was about it all. I could almost picture him jumping up and down in excitement over them, much as I was on the inside.

The first thing he asked: “Which ones have played?” To which I replied Lumo and Lumini, two titles that got me hooked instantly. Lumo filled me with childlike joy and made me feel like Mickey Mouse in Fantasia, the bumbling apprentice in the Wizard’s Tower. Lumini was just relaxing. In the bustle of EGX, it was a title that was just about chilling.

It was surprising to me then when Tyrone filled me in on these games and I realised what I felt was pretty spot on. Continue reading EGX Highlights – Rising Star Games

EGX 2015 – Day Three

I will be honest. I wasn’t looking forward to EGX Day 3. I was tired and aside from the interviews I had planned, I had pretty much seen everything I had wanted to see at EGX.

But I did make a promise to the Great and Legendary Ben to try out one of the AAA games for him, to brave the long queues and give it a whirl. But because this was a bigger day, Saturday after all, I could only do Just Cause 3. As someone who’s never played a Just Cause game before I have to say I loved it. There was so much freedom to do as you wished and the potential for creative destruction is outstanding. Continue reading EGX 2015 – Day Three