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Charity Auctions raise £1405.60 for Cancer Research UK!

Our Monarch Gala and Spring Charity Auction raises £1405.60 for Cancer Research UK! With invaluable support from Remedy and Poets of the Fall.

Remedy Joins NASDAQ First North Finland

Thirty days after its announcement, Remedy has joined the NASDAQ First North Finland stock market, becomes Remedy Entertainment Plc. Photo by NASDAQ Twitter page.

Community Spotlight: Sabrina's Alan Wake Tribute

New Community Spotlight looking at how Sabrina created her hauntingly beautiful Alan Wake musical tribute. [With Interview]

505 Games to Publish "P7"

Recently Remedy announced a new partnership deal with 505 Games who will publish the upcoming game, currently codenamed "P7".

Community Spotlight: Katerina's Alan Wake Artwork

A new Community Spotlight article featuring Katerina's atmospheric Alan Wake fan art. [With Interview]

Community Spotlight: Evil-Owl-Loki's Remedy Artwork

Part two of Evil-Owl-Loki's Community Spotlight, with new pieces and an interview!

Cool People We've Spoken To...

Over the past four years, I've had the pleasure of interviewing some individuals involved including Cam Rogers, Kathy Tong, Fred Berman, Ilkka Villi, Christopher Forsyth and Brett Kelly.

15th December 2017
Christmas Competition: Win A Copy of Alan Wake on Steam!
Remedy-Themed Greetings Card

We're already speeding through December, so we're due for our Christmas competition! For this year's prize we have something a little special; as a lot of you know, Alan Wake was removed from stores earlier this year due to expired music licenses, but Steam codes can still be redeemed. For this competition we're giving away a copy of Alan Wake on Steam specially put aside for this occasion.

To enter the competition, we demand a greetings card sacrifice! Of course, it doesn't have to be a Christmas card if Christmas isn't your thing; it can be for another holiday or event during December. It can be hand drawn, digital art, an amazing Photoshop, a terrible Photoshop, whatever you would like to make!
"When the wife of the best-selling writer Alan Wake disappears on their vacation, his search turns up pages from a thriller he doesn’t even remember writing. A Dark Presence stalks the small town of Bright Falls, pushing Wake to the brink of sanity in his fight to unravel the mystery and save his love.

Presented in the style of a TV series, Alan Wake features the trademark Remedy storytelling and pulse-pounding action sequences. As players dive deeper and deeper into the mystery, they’ll face overwhelming odds, plot twists, and cliffhangers. It’s only by mastering the Fight With Light combat mechanic that they can stay one step ahead of the darkness that spreads across Bright Falls.

With the body of an action game and the mind of a psychological thriller, Alan Wake’s intense atmosphere, deep and multilayered story, and exceptionally tense combat sequences provide players with an entertaining and original gaming experience."

Before you enter, you may want to check if your machine can run the game. The specifications can be found on the Steam page. Oh! And a portion of the proceeds from the game has gone to Cats Protection League, as the purchase was made through The Humble Store. 



How to Enter:

As we mentioned before, we're looking a Remedy-themed greetings card which represents what this time means to you. It could be an occasion such as Christmas or New Year or it could be a general December card if you don't want to tie it to one particular thing.

The standard card size is about 5"x7" but as they come in a variety of different shapes and styles, we haven't got a specific rule about this; you do you!

If you're sending it through email, please have it as a jpeg otherwise our inboxes may throw a strop at the size.

Note: Obviously please keep entries BBC primetime appropriate.



Where to send your entry!

When you are ready to send your entry in, you can do so in a number of different ways:
     -   Tweet your entry or link to @TheSuddenStop
     -   Send me an email to: alanwakethesuddenstop(at)gmail(dot)com with the header "Holiday Card Entry"
     -   Leave your entry or link on the site's Facebook page.

The closing date for all entries will be 18:00 (UK / BST) on Sunday 7th January 2018!



How the winner will be picked:

For this competition there will be one (1) winner who will win a digital Steam code for Alan Wake. There are no real strict judging rules so we're not looking for one specific thing in particular; the selected card will be the one that I find myself thinking about even if I step away from the keyboard. It could be funny or sentimental, just as long as it's something that you enjoy making.

There's no limit to the number of entries either so if you want to do two or more cards, you can!

The winner will be contacted as soon as possible. Competition closes Sunday 7th January 2018 at 18:00 UK Time (BST).

And if you don't win, will be another opportunities in the future. :)



The Damn Fine Print:

     1.   You can enter as many times as you want, there is no limit for this competition.
     2.  This is open worldwide, but restrictions may apply on countries with limits on internet competitions.
     3.  No cash prize alternative will be available.
     4.  You must be over the Alan Wake age rating in your country to enter this competition.
     5.  A new winner may be picked if the first does not respond to the message. Although this is only a last resort after a week with reminders and alternative methods of communication e.g. through social media posts.
     6.  This is an unofficial fan event. The prize was a personal purchase.
     7. The end date for this specific competition is Sunday 7th January 2018 at 18:00 UK Time (GMT) 
     8. There will be 1 (one) winner who will receive a copy of Alan Wake on Steam. 



Best of luck to all those that enter. I look forward to checking out the entries! :)

14th December 2017
Quantum Break Spotlighted In New Humble Monthly

Humble Monthly is a charity-driven subscription service which presents gamers with a selection of exciting games they may not have yet tried, while also supporting charities by donating a slice of the subscription cost to great causes.

In preparation for the January bundle, Humble Monthly is offering three "early unlock" titles which includes Warhammer 40,000 Dawn of War III, The Long Dark, and Remedy's latest game Quantum Break.

The subscription service costs $12 per month, but unlocks game bundles worth often ten times that amount. In addition to new monthly games, subscribers will be able to access the Humble Trove; a library of games including Humble Originals and DRM-free titles. Included in that library is Alan Wake's American Nightmare, so if you're a bit behind on Remedy titles, it's a great way to catch up.

12th December 2017
Remedy at Slush, MIGS and GDC
Uploaded Panels and Announced Lectures

Over the past couple of weeks, there has been a flood of recent or upcoming talks by Remedy developers. The ones that have already passed have been uploaded onto YouTube, but a couple are coming up in the next few weeks. As we have a lot to cover today, it's going to be a pretty weird (but hopefully interesting!) round up post.

First we should probably tackle the upcoming panels or lectures:

Thomas Puha at MIGS
MIGS (Montreal International Game Summit) is taking place this week and Remedy's Head of Communication, Thomas Puha, will be on stage tomorrow (13th December) to talk about the studio's past, present and future.

Talk Description: You know Remedy Entertainment for cinematic, story-driven games like Max Payne, Alan Wake and Quantum Break. The key to staying in the business for such a long time has been adapting to the ever changing AAA landscape of the video games business. A few years ago Remedy decided on a new strategy. We wanted to make more games and have more control and ownership over the games we make as well as reach a larger audience than we had before. The company also wanted to explore other funding methods besides the usual. We have wanted to do all of these things for many years. In 2015 Remedy split into two development teams which are supported by our Northlight technology and tools team. One team is working on the Story Mode to Crossfire 2 for the Korean company Smilegate and our other project, P7, is being developed in partnership with 505 Games. Recently Remedy became listed company on Nasdaq First North after a successful IPO, which is how chose to fund our game projects."

The talk starts at 14:15 and ends at 15:15 on Wednesday 13th December.


Anna Megill at GDC 2018

Anna Megill, Remedy's new Narrative Lead, is heading to GDC next year. At the moment her lecture or panel topic hasn't been revealed, but if you're interested in writing and especially writing in video games make sure to keep an eye out next year!



In addition to upcoming lectures, some of the recent events have been uploading their footage onto YouTube:

Tero Virtala at Slush 2017
At this year's Slush event in Helsinki, Remedy's CEO, Tero Virtala, took part in a fireside discussion with Teemu Huutanen of Next Games on the topic of how the games industry has evolved over the years. The discussion was moderated by Elina Arponen. The full video feed of the day's event (day two of the event schedule) can be found on YouTube. That specific panel takes place at the 3:34:00 mark.





11th December 2017
Anna Megill's Christmas Card Draw

This is not an official Remedy project but one of the developers at the studio is running a really cool holiday giveaway which I wanted to let you know about!

Senior Writer, Anna Megill has arranged a Christmas card draw for this December. Community members who send Anna a card via the company address will be entered into the sweepstakes.  One lucky winner will receive a small special mystery prize donated by Remedy. Possible prize aside, it's Anna's first Christmas in Helsinki and being on the other side of the globe during this time of year is never easy, so the cards will definitely be appreciated during this time.

The deadline for the draw is 15th December. Your card doesn't need to necessarily reach her by then but a photograph of the envelope (probably best to blur out the return address, but the company's is public knowledge) posted to her on Twitter (@cynixy) before the date is enough to put your name into the draw.

The address to send the cards to is: Anna Megill, Remedy Entertainment Plc., Kappelitie 8, FI-02200, Finland.

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