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Rob Speaks at New York Film Academy

Rob was invited to the New York Film Academy earlier this year, to talk to game design students about the game development process.

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Adobe showcase our “wild, colorful” game

We’re delighted that Adobe chose to feature International Racing Squirrels in their ongoing Adobe Gaming showcase. They also interviewed us about making games for Adobe TV, wrote about our “wild, colorful new title” in a blog post and published a detailed case study, describing the game as “a race management sim packed with substance and irony.” They’ve since featured our game on Adobe stands at PAX Dev 2012 (Seattle), IndieCade 2012 (Los Angeles) and Game Developer Conference 2013 (San Francisco).

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Spring has sprung in International Racing Squirrels

We’re excited to announce the Easter Edition of International Racing Squirrels for iPad. Spring has arrived and the squirrels have been busy brightening up their tree-top training facility with flower garlands and chocolate treats.

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Roundup: Playniac at IndieCade East

We recently got back from New York, where International Racing Squirrels was selected as a featured game in IndieCade East running from 15-17 Feb at the Museum of the Moving Image. We’re very grateful to our hosts and thrilled that so many people came out to try the game!

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Games blog Albotas wrote about the festival and described International Racing Squirrels as “something akin to Game Dev Story” – thanks for that! Here’s their full interview with Rob that draws more on that comparison and includes a hint about one of the new race track locations coming soon.

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Game Connection 2013 Selected Projects finalist

We’re pleased to announce that International Racing Squirrels has been selected as a finalist in Selected Projects at Game Connection America 2013, to be held on March 25th-27th at the Sir Francis Drake Hotel in San Francisco.

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Squirrels in Parliament!

International Racing Squirrels was mentioned recently in a House of Commons Culture, Media and Sport Committee inquiry into support for the creative industries.

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Roundup: Playniac TV interviews

We’ve just had some TV interviews posted. First up, Ashton Kutcher’s channel Thrash Lab made a documentary about IndieCade featuring many of the finalists and none other than industry legend John Romero, creator of Wolfenstein 3D, Doom and Quake. Our segment starts at 1:04 mins.

US TV channel G4TV interviews Rob outside IndieCade about how we developed the characters and world of International Racing Squirrels. The piece also covers several fellow finalists including Hidden In Plain Sight, Open Source, Qasir al-Wasat and Vornheim. The bit about our game starts at 2:35 mins.

Next Lisa and Josh from The Game Station and IndieStatik interview Rob and Matt at IndieCade, discovering how International Racing Squirrels got its name and that not one, but two IndieCade finalists’ games were invented in bars! They also talk about Open Source, Tengami, Blindside and Bloop. Our segment starts at 5:45 mins.

Indie Game Reviewer talked to Rob about the design of International Racing Squirrels, how he got started making games and the exciting future for indie games and the work of indie game makers.

Finally, Sky TV’s PLAYR show interviews Rob at the Develop Indie Showcase in July, covering some of the financial aspects of the game. It’s a long show, so we jump to the International Racing Squirrels segment.

So does this mean we can now say “as seen on TV”?

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International Racing Squirrels out on iPad!

To coincide with IndieCade, we’re excited to announce the release of International Racing Squirrels for iPad 2 and 3. It’s available now to download on the App Store!*

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International Racing Squirrels “flat out brilliant” say IndieCade 2012 judges

We are delighted that International Racing Squirrels has been selected a finalist in IndieCade 2012. We will be showing the game in the Finalist Gallery at Firestation One, Culver City, CA from 5-7th Oct.

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International Racing Squirrels out now!

We’re very excited to announce that International Racing Squirrels, the game we’ve been developing with Channel 4 Education, is out now! Play it for free at www.playracingsquirrels.com or on Kongregate.

Here’s the promo with music by Noise 5000. No we don’t know who that is either.