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Breaking new ground for sound: PitStop Productions celebrates its 25th anniversary with a multi-million pound Sound Design Creation Centre

After years of negotiating the fraught planning process, PitStop Productions announced last month that construction will soon begin on its multi-million pound Sound Design Creation Centre. Richie Shoemaker talks to a relieved John Sanderson about what the facility will mean for game audio services in the UK

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“This is a moment of cultural recognition for games, and BAFTA is one of the few organisations that can do it like this” – Catching up with BAFTA’s new head of games, Luke Hebblethwaite

BAFTA has appointed a familiar face as their new head of games. We catch up with Luke Hebblethwaite to find out what his new role means for the future of BAFTA.

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When We Made… OlliOlli World: How abandoning crunch empowered Roll7 to create its best game yet

After taking a break from game development, Roll7 is back and better than ever with OlliOlli World. Chris Wallace catches up with Simon Bennett and Thomas Hegarty to find out about their new and healthier approach to game development, and the hard lessons learned along the way.

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Secret Mode origins: Behind the scenes of Sumo Group’s indie publishing arm

Born in the midst of a pandemic, Sumo Group’s indie publishing arm is celebrating its first birthday just as the world appears to be leaping from proverbial frying pan into literal fire. However, despite the troubles well beyond its control, it has been a successful twelve months for the fledgling …

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