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BBQ Games update…

Where to start…

We attended the Power Up Awards and it was a great bit of fun.  We got to experience some of the new kit that Dolby is bringing out and installing at cinemas around the world, which provides nothing short of amazing audio.

The winners were Distinctive games for their game Hockey Nations Powerplay, which was a brilliant looking ice hockey game that used motion capture giving the players realistic movement.

The runners up were Mudvark who created Motor Melon, which is a brilliant physics game, which is available FREE on Windows 8.

Both Distinctive Games & Mudvark were kind enough to donate their mentoring prizes to ALL the finalists, so thanks very much for that :D

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Power Up Finalists – That’s Neal and I on the far left…

 

On the game development front, we managed to get over our funding hurdle and buy the software and services required to release Skyburst on Windows 8 as well as WP8 & Android.  See below the links for these:

In addition, we have also released another title called Parachute Plunge, which is a fun casual game in which you assume the role of Angus McAngus the captain of the Highland Skydiving Club.  You can check it out here:

We are currently working on a couple of other titles and hope to have the first one out in the next couple of months.  I have posted a few teaser pictures on our Facebook page of the some of the graphics that will be in use in the game.  See here.

I think that about covers what we have been up to.  Thanks for reading…

Power Up Competition Finalists!

We received an email from Microsoft on Friday with regards to the Power Up Competition that we had entered and completely forgotten about.  However it would appear that we have made it to the final 10 and have to give a small talk and show a video to the judging panel which consists of representatives from:

  • Microsoft Studios
  • UKIE
  • TIGA
  • The Trailer Farm
  • YoYo Games
  • Nokia
  • Train2Game
  • Dolby
  • GamesIndustry.biz

We have been given until the 1st of March to provide the video that we wish to show!  That gives us only a week to get this done, so we have been working hard over the weekend to put something together.  With any luck we should have something to submit on time.

The game that we entered into the competition was Unstoppable Chopper 2012.

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BBQ Games Christmas Competition

BBQ Games are celebrating Christmas with competitions galore.

We are going to be giving away XBLA and XBLIG so be sure to join our facebook page
http://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/BBQ-Games/102552629788154

And keep an eye on prize details.

To enter all you have to do is download Avatar Quizcall – Xmas Edition, use the BRAG feature on the main menu, add the gamer tag XboxHornet to the message.

It is as simple as that.

Prizes will only work in countries that have XBLIG, winners will be chosen at random and no alternative prize is available.
Our choice of winners is final and any decision we make in relation to the competition is final.

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Avatar Quizcall – Xmas Edition press release

To receive a review code for any of our games please just neal[at]bbqgames.co.uk.

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BBQ Games are getting in the Christmas spirit with the lastest incarnation of our hit quiz franchise Avatar Quizcall.

Avatar Quizcall – Xmas Edition.

Filled with holiday questions Avatar Quizcall – Xmas Edition is the perfect party game for Christmas and New Year and is available now at the low, low price of just $1 (80 MS points).

“This Christmas is going to be a tough time for many families and we are more than happy to bring Avatar Quizcall – Xmas Edition to the Xbox Live Marketplace > Indie section for such a low price” said Neal Emery, BBQ Games designer. “The indie games section of the marketplace has some great Christmas games and families could brighten up their Christmas for just a dollar or two”

“These are some of the other great Christmas games available on the Xbox Live Marketplace > Indie section – Avatar Snowball fight, Johnny Platform Saves Christmas, Musical Advent Calendar, myChristmas, Avatar Wave: Snowball Fight. To mention but a few”

So fire up your Xbox, get onto the Indie Games section and put some extra Christmas spirit in to your household.

Full press pack is available here http://www.bbqgames.co.uk/press/AQC-XMAS/

BBQ Games are celebrating the launch of Avatar Quizcall – Xmas Edition by giving away loads of Xbox games, all you have to do to enter is use the “Brag about your score” feature in the game, add the gamertag XboxHornet to the message and you will be entered in to the draw. For details of prizes and closing dates please visit our facebook page http://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/BBQ-Games/102552629788154

Links to these awesome games.

Avatar QuizCall – Xmas Edition http://marketplace.xbox.com/en-GB/Product/Avatar-QuizCall-Xmas-Edition/66acd000-77fe-1000-9115-d802585506fe
Avatar Snowball Fight http://marketplace.xbox.com/en-GB/Product/Avatar-Snowball-Fight/66acd000-77fe-1000-9115-d802585506fd
Johnny Platform Saves Christmas http://marketplace.xbox.com/en-GB/Product/Johnny-Platform-Saves-Xmas/66acd000-77fe-1000-9115-d802585503a4
Musical Advent Calendar http://marketplace.xbox.com/en-GB/Product/Musical-Advent-Calendar/66acd000-77fe-1000-9115-d802585506fb
myChristmas http://marketplace.xbox.com/en-GB/Product/myChristmas/66acd000-77fe-1000-9115-d8025855039b
Avatar Wave: Snowball Fight http://marketplace.xbox.com/en-GB/Product/Trial-Game-Avatar-Wave-Snowball-Fight/00000000-0000-4000-8000-0000585503c1

You may have missed:

Avatar Banker – Greed it great.
Hidden beneath the cartoony feel of this Avatar game lies a game of strategy and depth. Best played in multiplayer mode, you will have to build alliences, scheme against others, bankcrupt nations and it’s all in a days work for a banker.

Avatar Banker http://marketplace.xbox.com/en-GB/Product/Avatar-Banker-Greed-is-Great/66acd000-77fe-1000-9115-d802585506eb

Press packs are available for all our games here http://www.bbqgames.co.uk/press

Merry Christmas from BBQ Games




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Avatar QuizCall Africa 2010 Launch Competition

We are pleased to announce our launch competition for Avatar QuizCall 2010.

The rules are simple, we want to see you and hopefully some friends playing Avatar QuizCall or Avatar QuizCall Africa 2010.
So get out the video cameras, record the fun and put the video on YouTube.

Once it you have uploaded your video of you playing Avatar QuizCall email us the link at competitions@bbqgames.co.uk
The winner will be our favourite video.
Competition closes on the 5th July 2010

The winning prize will be three XBLA games Pac-Man Championship Edition, Catan and Poker Squares, plus Avatar QuizCall, Simple Hangman and Puzzle.

Competitions rules:
The competition is not open to members of BBQ Games or their families.
No alternate prizes will be offered, even in the event of the code not working.
Codes will only work in regions that have Xbox Indie Games.
Winner will be notified via email and any of our websites.
All prizes must be claimed within the alloted timescale otherwise a redraw will take place.
By entering the competition you are agreeing to receive email updates from BBQ Games
Any decision is final

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Avatar QuizCall Competition – Give Away Crazy

BBQ Games have gone Give Away Crazy to celebrate the launch of their much anticipated trivia game, Avatar QuizCall

You stand the chance to win one of TEN Xbox Indie Games or the Grand Prize of THREE, yes THREE Xbox Live Arcade games.
We are giving away one Xbox Indie game every day for the first 10 days after launch and after the tenth day we will be holding a draw for the Grand Prize of THREE Xbox Live Arcade games.

All you have to do to enter is download the free trial version of Avatar QuizCall and answer the following question:
On the Help screen there is a question, who is that question about?

Email answers to competitions@bbqgames.co.uk

So download the FREE trial here: http://marketplace.xbox.com/en-GB/games/media/66acd000-77fe-1000-9115-d802585504b0/

And if this competition is successful we may even hold another amazing Give Away, so tell all your friends.

The prize games are, Puzzle?, Simply Hangman, Spiders! Why Spiders!, XBLA Catan, XBLA PAC-MAN CE, XBLA Poker Squares.

Competitions rules:
The competition is not open to members of BBQ Games or their families.
Only one entry per person, which is all that is required to qualify the entrant for all remaining draws.
Each entrant will automatically qualify for entry into the Grand Prize draw.
No alternate prizes will be offered, even in the event of the code not working.
Codes will only work in regions that have Xbox Indie Games.
Entrants will not be able to win more than one daily prize draw.
Winners will be notified via email and any of our websites.
All prizes must be claimed within the alloted timescale otherwise a redraw will take place.
By entering the competition you are agreeing to receive email updates from BBQ Games
Any decision is final

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BBQ Games are going Give Away Crazy

BBQ Games have gone Give Away Crazy to celebrate the launch of their much anticipated trivia game, Avatar QuizCall.

You stand the chance to win one of TEN Xbox Indie Games or the Grand Prize of THREE, yes THREE Xbox Live Arcade games.
We are giving away one Xbox Indie game every day for the first 10 days after launch and after the tenth day we will be holding a draw for the Grand Prize of THREE Xbox Live Arcade games.

So keep your eyes peeled for more details soon.