Two For Two (TIGA Awards that is)

Denki’s much-loved strategy-word game, Quarrel, added two more awards to its tally last night when the Xbox LIVE Arcade version picked up “Best Social Game” and “Best Serious Game” at The Independent Game Developer Awards (TIGA) in Bath. These are two categories we’re particularly pleased to achieve recognition in as they relate to aspects of […]

Save the Day: Preparing for Takeoff

We’ve been very quiet recently so I thought I’d pop my head above ground and let you know that we’ve not forgotten about you. So what have we been up to? Getting Save the Day ready for launch in early November! Exhibit A: Tweaking core play Exhibit B: Making the game look very, very pretty […]

Marginal Gains

“Nothing you’ve done is anything I’d miss. You’re good, now get better.” – Don Draper A great year for British cycling has increased the coverage of their highly effective appliance of science. It’s a timely reminder of the “aggregation of marginal gains” and in a recent BBC Breakfast interview, British Cylcing’s Performance Director, Dave Brailsford, […]

Save the Day: Play Now!

The first public version of our new game, Save the Day, is available to play RIGHT NOW! What is Save the Day? Well, Save the Day is the world’s first ever Save ‘Em Up game. A lovingly crafted snack portion of arcade action with an onus on rescue rather than rage. Going public with Save […]

Postcore Gaming: Gaming for the Post-Hardcore Generation

If you’re waiting impatiently for our industry’s “Next-Big-Thing” then I have the answer you’ve been looking for: forget mobile; forget social; forget casual; and forget hardcore – they’re yesterday’s things.  The Next-Big-Thing for our industry will be Postcore Gaming. What makes me so sure?  Because I’ve spent over a decade at Denki doing things before […]

Come Play Save the Day!

We’re rather chuffed to announce that our new baby, Save the Day, is ready and waiting for you to play with on Turbulenz. Those lucky enough to have claimed their VIP Preview Pass will now see a lovely Save the Day icon waiting for them when they visit Turbulenz. If you didn’t manage to claim […]

Play Our New Game: Claim Your VIP Pass Now

UPDATE: The first batch of VIP Preview Passes have gone, go here to grab one for the next round. Do you want VIP early access to our brand spanking new game, Save the Day? We’ve been developing Save the Day for a few weeks now and we’re very excited by it so, despite its infancy, […]

DenkiColin’s Recommended Reading List

Here is my current recommended reading list for those interested in running their own business and – particularly – running their own games business. I’ve been working in the games industry for just shy of 20 years at this point, and more than 12 of those have been running companies that could (loosely) be described […]

We’re Hiring: Player Champion

UPDATE: POSITION FILLED At Denki we love receiving critical acclaim, gushing praise and industry awards as much as the next game studio, but like some hard-working Billy Idol tribute act we want more, more, more. Much more. So much more that we now need our very own customer compass to help us get it; someone to ensure […]

We’re making a new game!

It’s been all quiet on the Denki front recently, too quiet. So let’s set that right. Since dropping the XBLA update that resolved Filtergate (if only you got the same amount of publicity for fixing a problem!) we’ve had our heads down working on BRAND NEW THINGS. We’ve spent a couple of months prototyping shiny […]