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Behind the Scenes of Poets of the Fall's War Music Video

To celebrate 15 years of Poets of the Fall (Old Gods of Asgard) we spoke to Director, Akseli Tuomivaara, about creating the Alan Wake-inspired music video, War. [Photo by Tiia Öhman].

Community Spotlight: Fraser's Amazing Remedy Artwork

For our August Community Spotlight, we speak to the lovely Fraser about his artwork, and his influences over the years.

New CROSSFIRE 2/HD Gameplay Trailer

Thanks to Abel09 on the Remedy Forums, we have our first look at gameplay footage from CROSSFIRE 2/HD.

Max Payne Celebrates 17th Anniversary

All the tributes, celebrations, artwork and memories from the Max Payne community following the series' 17th anniversary.

Community Spotlight: Melissa [July Feature]

Our Community Spotlight for July is the lovely Melissa, melfpic on Instagram. We recently spoke to her about her stunning Quantum Break and Control-inspired artwork.

Poets of the Fall Announces Clearview Cover & Pre-Order Bundles

Poets of the Fall, the real life band behind Old Gods of Asgard, announced the cover and pre-order information for their eighth studio, Clearview.

Catch Up On Everything Control from E3 2018

All the Control coverage, from the game's surprise announcement at the Playstation E3 Media Briefing to the latest post-E3 interviews.

NEW GAME REVEAL! Learn More about Control

Remedy’s latest project, Control, previously known by its codename “P7”, was revealed on stage during Sony’s E3 Media Briefing

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.

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 2018
Last Minute Gifts for Remedy Fans
[Advent Calendar 2018]

Despite the vast number of local and online stores available, it can still be overwhelming to find that gift that is just right, especially as Christmas edges closer.

Earlier in a month we posted a list a Christmas gift ideas for Remedy fans, which included items ranging from t-shirts to Collector's Editions, but if time is getting away from you, today we've put together a list of last minute gift ideas perfect for a Remedy fanatic. Everything listed below should arrive in time for the holidays, but... just double check those shipping dates if you're buying a physical item, just to be on the safe side.

Last Minute Gift Ideas for Remedy Fans:

If you have Amazon Prime you still have a few days to get your order in. There are some wonderful potential presents including the Alan Wake Collector's Edition for PC, the Alan Wake novelisation, and Quantum Break: Zero State.



Digital Steam Gift
If the person you're buying for is PC Gamer you might want to look out getting them a Steam gift. All of Remedy's AAA titles are available on Steam, from Death Rally to Quantum Break. Or you can also buy them a recommended game from the list of similar titles.


Humble Store Game Gift
If you're looking at getting a digital PC game, you might also want to consider buying something through The Humble Store. If you purchase through the Humble Store the game can still be redeemed on Steam but a portion of proceeds will be donated to a charity of your choice.


Kindle Book Gift
If you live in the US and you would like to give a book this Christmas, Amazon US has a system which allows you to purchase and gift an eBook to give to a friend. If your friend has yet to read the Alan Wake novelization or Quantum Break: Zero State, it's the perfect opportunity to give them that chance.


Art Commission
Why not work with a talented artist to create something special for someone?! The artwork doesn't have to be ready for the date, as the person in question can also help design the piece, but that collaboration might be a nice way to start the new year.
Artists in the Remedy Community available for commission: CMDonovann, SeaCat2401AceDhampir.
(Artwork to the left by CMDonovann)

14th December 2018
Community Creations: 03roku's Festive Artwork
[Advent Calendar 2018]

In the lead up to Christmas, I wanted to spotlight some amazing artists in the community who have created some gorgeous and festive Remedy artwork over the years. For our third feature, we have the very talented 03roku, an artist based in Japan whose iconic artwork has been a fan favourite.

With more than 100 pieces of Alan Wake artwork in their portfolio, 03roku is one of the Remedy community's most productive artists. Their work is iconic and beautifully minimalistic making for some memorable and incredibly sweet artwork.

In their first festive piece, posted in 2013, they took inspiration from Barry's protective measures against the Taken, turning his "garlic against vampires" fairy lights into a full-blown Christmas tree outfit. Barry's face in this piece never fails to cheer me up as he looks so content in the puffy outfit. Possibly slightly impractical for hiking across Bright Falls but perfect as a defence against the Taken.
While 03roku primarily focuses on Alan as the subject in the artwork, it's not uncommon to see a cast of furry animals standing in for the supporting cast. Barry occasionally makes an appearance as an adorable beaver adorned with a tiny headlamp and Christmas lights, and Scratch turns up in several pieces as a sneaky cat. (03roku's Scratch is what actually led me to naming my cat, Mr Scratch!)

I messaged 03roku a few days ago to ask if it was okay to post some of their festive artwork on the site as part of the advent calendar, and not only did they agree but they also created an extra Christmas piece. It was a wonderful surprise to wake up to it in my inbox! They always have perfect complementary colours and seriously sweet designs for all of the characters but this piece is just... GAAHHHH I LOVE IT! Thank you, 03roku! You rock!

This post has just a small selection of the amazing work they do, to see their full portfolio, follow their adventures on Tumblr and Twitter!


13th December 2018
Highlights From Our First Advent Calendar
[Advent Calendar 2018]

Today we have a little bit of a retrospective. Back in 2012, we held our first advent calendar and so much has happened since then. We had the development and launch of Quantum Break in 2016, and the announcement of CROSSFIRE 2 and Control later in the year with a full reveal of the latter game a few months ago at E3. We also have a lot more faces in the community since, so for today, I wanted to revisit some of those earlier adventures.

It was five years ago so a lot has also changed with the site too; the cat mentioned in the article is a different cat, the writing style has changed, and I've gotten a lot better at cooking... which wouldn't have taken much to be honest.

So when you read these imagine a tinier Jaden with a different cat, and a cold kitchen (because we can't do insulation in the UK), winging it like crazy.

Highlights from our Advent Calendar 2012:

To celebrate the festive season, the wonderful Fred Berman, voice of Barry Wheeler (Alan Wake) and Vinnie Gognitti (Max Payne 2: The Fall of Max Payne) kindly agreed to do an interview with us for our 2012 advent calendar. During our conversation, he spoke about voice acting, how different it is to acting on stage, portraying emotional depth, and who would win in a fight between Barry and Vinnie.


Bird Leg Cabin Gingerbread House
Taking a twist on the traditional gingerbread house design, we made a house in the shape of Bird Leg Cabin from Alan Wake. Less darkness and evil and more tasty. Although it did collaspe into a surprisingly convenient flat pack for storage suddenly and without warning soooooo... maybe a slightly possessed gingerbread?


Remedy-Themed Cupcakes
Following the Bird Leg Cabin gingerbread house, I decided that there wasn't enough sugar in the house, so I made some cupcakes, decorated with designs inspired by Remedy's titles.


Alan Wake Gingerbread Characters
You have your Bird Leg Cabin gingerbread house and themed cupcakes but what you're really missing is some gingerbread men. There's still a possibility that you could run out of sugar and that would be dreadful! So I made some Alan Wake-inspired gingerbread men.

Barry Wheeler Munny
Back in 2012, KidRobot had a store in London, they have since sadly closed down, those traitorous fools. While they were open I picked up a Munny to create an action figure that Funko Pop needs to get to work on, Alan Wake's Barry Wheeler.

12th December 2018
Helsinki At Christmas Time
[Advent Calendar 2018]

A number of participants of our recent Community Survey were interested in learning more about Remedy's home in Finland. Earlier in the month we featured a small recipe for pannukakku, but this time I wanted to actually delve into what it's like in Helsinki around Christmas-time.

Tuomaan Markkinat. One of my favourite things about this time of year are Christmas markets, and every year Tuomaan Markkinat sets up base at the bottom of the steps at Senate Square. It's quite an impressive sight as looking over the market is perhaps one of Helsinki's well known tourist spot, the Helsinki Cathedral. The stalls are set up in small sheds to protect sellersfrom the elements. But in addition to that, the wooden sheds which fill the marketplace with so many sights and sounds are enclosing a huge and bright merry go round. In each shed, there's a different seller which could be selling things from bakery products to cheese, to fudge, to chocolate. My favourite thing to do is get some roasted chestnuts and tour the sheds. It's also worth checking out a store called FudgeLove (who also has pop-up stores around Helsinki) as they do an AMAZING salmiakki (salty liquorice) and lemon fudge. There's homemade jam, and hand-knitted accessories, and hand-crafted chocolates, a lot of perfect products if you're still looking for a special gift. The Christmas Market is open from 1st-22nd December. For more information on the activities taking place, check out their website, at TuomaanMarkkinat.fi

Senate Square / Photo by Jussi Hellsten, as part of his 365Helsinki project with VisitHelsinki.

Christmas Street. In London, a select few streets are chosen to have Christmas decorations; lights brighten up Covert Garden, Regent Street, and Oxford Street, where the main traffic tends to be, but you only need to walk a little further for it all to descend into darkness again. As Helsinki is a smaller and more tightly-knitted city, Christmas decorations seem to fill more of the area making for a magical walk. There is one street in particular which is focused on this time of year, Aleksanterinkatu, which is also dubbed Christmas Street. In late November, the opening of Christmas Street is celebrated with a switching on of the lights and a parade through Unioninkatu (by the Helsinki Cathedral), Aleksanterinkatu (along Christmas Street, past Stockmann), Mannerheimintie (along the main road) and  Pohjoisesplanadi (through to Esplanadi Park) which makes for a lovely and festive walk even after the parade. With Christmas lights overhead, a number of store fronts start their seasonal displays, some of the most impressive of which is the Stockmann windows.

Christmas Shopfront / Photo by Jussi Hellsten, as part of his 365Helsinki project with VisitHelsinki.

Jääpuisto. Situated next to the Central Railway Station, there's a perfect spot to fit in some ice skating! Tickets start at 3€ for children (under 18), and 6€ for adults. Renting a pair of skates will also cost an additional €6. There are also season tickets (ten visits) available, as well as private lessons for 30 minutes, starting from 25€. The park is located in a wonderful spot with amazing architecture and within comfortable walking distance of a number of restaurants. The park also has a cafe alongside selling snacks and hot drinks for days when the temperature dips.

Treats. It wouldn't be Christmas without some festive treats and Finland is packed with them. There's glögi in almost everywhere, and it's perfect for having when the temperature gets chilly. Glögi is essentially mulled wine and contains spices such as cloves, cinnamon and ginger. The shop-bought cartons tend to be based on a fruit juice such as grape, blackcurrent, or apple. And while the pre-made glögi from stores is non-alcoholic, red wine or vodka can be adde to give it an extra bite. Some of my favourite treats are joulutorttu which are seasonal pastries with prune jam (and can be easily made at home), and Fazer's Vihreitä Kuulia which are fruit jellies.

To learn more about Helsinki at Christmas, visit the tourist website VisitFinland.com.

Useful links for exploring the city this season: Christmas Paths and Other Seasonal Fun for the Whole FamilyNew Year’s Eve at the Senate Square in Helsinki 2019Christmas Markets and Fairs that are Full of Atmosphere.

Aleksanterinkatu / Photo by Jussi Hellsten, as part of his 365Helsinki project with VisitHelsinki.

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