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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.

8th August 2017
Off-Topic: International Cat Day 2017

Twitter was very eager to remind me when I woke up that today is International Cat Day. Originally started by the International Fund for Animal Welfare in 2002, the date is celebrated annually on 8th August. It's the perfect excuse, if ever the Internet needed one, to post up photos of their adorable and occasionally vicious, feline friends. (And yes, this article will have an Alan Wake connection!)

With that theme, buckle up, I'm going to tell you about my cats. I know, so unlike me! 

I've mentioned about a cat being around during the first few years of running the site. That was Tabbs, a beautiful tuxedo cat who would panic when she accidentally caught someone with her claws, but was also killing most of the wildlife in London. When I was a kid, I was terrified of pets. I'm still rather intimidated by dogs, but I stopped being scared of cats once she became a regular visitor and destroyer of our entire supply of ham for twelve years. She was also the first friend I ever made, so no pressure or anything, Tabbs! 

I'm using past tense here, and there's a bittersweet story about that. Tabbs is still alive and living by the seaside, and probably wiping out a decent amount of the seagull population. While she lived in my area, she was co-owned and adventurous, and was well known by my neighbours. Her other owner was elderly and sadly passed away after a sudden illness a few summers ago. There were a lot of offers to take Tabbs in, but the family wanted to keep her, understandably, close. Of course I do still miss her, even now.

Tabbs was mentioned in a bunch of early articles on this site including Top 5 Scariest Remedy Moments, Alan Wake Cupcakes, and Pumpkin Carving on Halloween

A few months after Tabbs had retired to the coast, another cat had started to turn up at our doorstep enquiring about a vacancy. Sometimes when we left the window open, she would stroll in and fall asleep on someone's lap without the slightest bit of concern. We tried to find out where she actually lived, as she definitely lived somewhere, then she suddenly got ill. She slept in overnight and very early the following day she wanted to urgently leave. We couldn't keep her locked inside against her will and away from family, but we continued our search for them after she left.

She disappeared. After a few weeks my family had come to terms with the possibility that something bad had happened. Then six months later, she turned up on our doorstep again. She was thinner, her fur heavily matted from a mix of her old winter coat from the previous year and new winter coat coming through, and she had some grey hairs, but she was definitely the same cat. She also didn't have an owner anymore, or one that we could track; possibly because she had also developed a violent streak during panic attacks. But she was the still lovable lap cat that she ever was. 

January of this year, she got her official name, Mr Scratch, and she's doing a lot better now. She has a cat carrier in case of any emergencies, a cat tree, a bed, blankets, an outdoor shelter, half a year supply of Whiskas and plenty of cat treats and toys. Her last panic attack was last year and she has very strong views on fish. As her name is Alan Wake-inspired, you can sometimes follow her antics on the site's Instagram. She's like the Tommy Wiseau of the cat world. 

3rd August 2017
Free Signed Poets of the Fall Postcard with Orders from Official Store

Poets of the Fall, the real life band behind Alan Wake's Old Gods of Asgard, has a special promotion running for fans who purchase merchandise through their official store. With each order, the company will include a free postcard, signed by the band.

International delivery is available from Backstage Rock Shop (formally Mad Supply), who has a wide range of products available from patches to vinyls, CDs, DVDs, and t-shirts. The campaign is available for a limited time. You can check out the store and deal, HERE!

A bit of information about the band: Poets of the Fall has had a long history with Remedy, which officially started back in 2003 with Max Payne 2: The Fall of Max Payne. For the game, POTF created their first song, Late Goodbye based on a poem by Sam Lake. Later, the band returned for Alan Wake, creating the custom songs The Poet and the Muse and Children of the Elder God. Their song War, from their album, Twilight Theater, also made an appearance in the game. Their latest project with the developers has been with Alan Wake's American NightmareBalance Slays the Demon was created specifically for the title, and The Happy Song (which also appeared in the album Temple of Thought) also appeared in the game. 

2nd August 2017
Remedy and Nvidia Team Up To Streamline Motion Capture & Animation

Hello from an extremely overcast and murky Wednesday evening in London! Fortunately we have some pretty cool Remedy-related news to distract us from the weather...

The developer has teamed up with Nvidia to help streamline an expensive and time consuming but important part of game development, motion capture and animation. The results were teased online a few days ago but were officially announced at this year's SIGGRAPH. The new technology run on Nvidia's eight-GPU DGX-1 server and is described as a deep learning neural network.

Once the network is fed the initial reference footage; up to ten minutes of the actors providing three phonetically complex sentences, it's possible with some additional training, to record audio later and have the software produce realistic facial animation using the original footage as a guideline.

At the event, Antti Herva (Remedy's Lead Character Technical Artist) stated "Based on the Nvidia Research work we've seen in AI-driven facial animation, we're convinced AI will revolutionise content creation. Complex facial animation for digital doubles like that in Quantum Break can take several man-years to create. After working with Nvidia to build video, and audio, driven deep neural networks for facial animation, we can reduce that time by 80 percent in large scale projects and free our artists to focus on other tasks."

The project is still in the making but it's looking very promising so far!

For more information, check out Ars Technica's article on it, HERE.

1st August 2017
Remedy Events for Assembly 2017

This year marks the 25th year of Assembly; one of the largest computer conventions in Europe!

The event has a lot going on with a Game Jam, a VR zone, drone racing, robot wars, and lectures. The latter of which is sponsored by Remedy this year and takes places from Thursday 3rd to Saturday 5th of August. And if the day's events haven't tired you out, Remedy's Sound Designer, Ville Sorsa (DJ Rx) will be playing a set at the party on Friday 4th at 22:45.

This year Assembly starts on Thursday 3rd and finishes on Sunday 6th August. It takes place at Messukeskus in Helsinki with just a quick walk from Pasila train station. Ticket prices start at just €15.

For more information, check out the Assembly website, HERE!


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