London, United Kingdom - Thursday 18th February
In a move intended to cause as much embarrassment to said party as possible, Binary Tweed is chuffed to reveal that the secret guest actor in upcoming PC watercolour political platform puzzler Clover: A Curious Tale is none other than games journalism stalwart Gary 'UK:Resistance' Cutlack.
As part of recording complete voice acting for Clover: A Curious Tale's expanded 8,000 word script, Gary's services were begrudgingly granted for his cameo appearance in the game. Aside from writing award-winning gaming blog UK:Resistance, the man also known as Commander Zorg has previously written for Official Xbox Magazine and Sega Saturn Magazine.
Harangued into commenting, Gary said "I tried to talk in a more manly fashion than usual, while attempting to control my wimpy lisp." When asked for insight into the recording process, he offered "I put a pair of tights over my mouth to reduce windy noises on the microphone. I put them back on her washingline and she never noticed they were gone."
Gary plays an eponymous loner who lives in a remote rural village, frustrated by the prevalence of violence in contemporary literature. If protagonist Sam can satisfy his desires for fiction set in a happy fantasy world with blue skies reward is sure to follow.
Binary Tweed's Deejay commented "Clover: A Curious Tale is full of references and in-jokes, and it was a pleasure to include a nod to a writer and a blog that have given me many laughs over the years. Once we decided to have actors record the dialogue, it was an irresistible nerd-urge to get Gary involved."
Clover: A Curious Tale is a downloadable indie title created in partnership with Blitz 1UP, an initiative of Blitz Games Studios. The expanded revamp of XBLIG Clover is to be released on Wednesday 3rd March through Blitz1UP.com and as-yet unannounced partners for the price of GBP5.99, EU6.99 and USD9.99.
About Binary Tweed - binarytweed.com
Binary Tweed is an independent games studio created in September 2008, focusing on the reinvention of classic genres to make "new games that are bit like old games, but better." After leaving the financial sector, founder Daniel 'Deejay' Jones set up shop using the services of a network of friends and ex-colleagues of a variety of creative disciplines. He aims to bring original takes on vintage games to new and experienced gamers alike, using the power of his 10" moustache.
Name: Daniel Jones
Phone: +44 (0)79 8000 9153
About Blitz 1UP - blitz1up.com
The Blitz 1UP initiative is run by Blitz Arcade and was launched in 2008 as an outlet for small, independent teams to bring their titles - finished and unfinished - to market on XBLA, PSN, PC, WiiWare, iPhone and Flash. The scheme offers tailor-made packages to indie developers including PR, QA and access to its established distribution channels. The initiative provides a wide range of services, from design and production advice through to assistance with finding distribution and publishing partners.
Blitz Arcade is a division of Blitz Games Studios, which is based in Leamington Spa and was founded in 1990. Its six divisions encompass mature titles (Volatile Games), Serious Games (TruSim), family titles (Blitz Games), proprietary middleware (BlitzTech), downloadable games (Blitz
Arcade) and its education division (Blitz Academy).