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Poets of the Fall Teases New Single Release [31/1]

Poets of the Fall (aka Old Gods of Asgard) has announced that a new single, music video, and album news will be coming before the end of the month.

Community Spotlight: Gruvu's Gorgeous Alan Wake Art

Our first community spotlight of the year is Gruvu whose wonderful artwork caught our eye last month.

A Year In Review [2017]

A look back at all the Remedy and community news which took place over the past tweleve months.

Max Payne Receives iOS Patch

The mobile version of Max Payne received a new update this past December following reports of issues playing on iOS devices.

Community Spotlight: Karina's Inktober Sketches

The talented Karina took part in last year's Inktober, dedicating some of her sketches to Alan Wake.

Quantum Break Receives 4K Update

Quantum Break received an 4K update in preparation of the XBOX One X Launch.

Community Creations: Halloween Edition

This past Halloween, the Remedy community was incredibly busy creating new fan art, pumpkin carvings and cosplays in tribute to their favourites games. [Carving by Alessa]

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.

19th February 2018
Lunar New Year 2018 Community Wrap-Up

Happy Lunar New Year! This past week saw the turn of the new year celebrating the dog. Many capital cities around the globe held their own festival commemorating the new start but the internet has also been ablaze with celebration!

According to the festival website, Chinese New Year takes place over twenty three days, so there's still a long time to go before the end. The event is split into three sections; Little Year, Spring Festival, and the Lantern Festival. The Little Year takes place for eight days between the 8th-15th February and focuses on preparation. The Spring Festival begins on February 16th and ends March 2nd, and is considered to be the main celebration. Preparations for the Lantern Festival takes place from February 27th onwards, with the climax of the event on March 2nd when the festival is held. The dates and the duration of the celebration varies depending on personal choice or location. So in a sense, this post isn't so much of a wrap-up than a summary of the events so far.

In celebration, Steam ran a Lunar New Year Sale with thousands of titles available at a discounted price. The sale included a few Remedy titles in the mix including Max Payne, Max Payne 2: The Fall of Max Payne, Quantum Break, and the Quantum Break Soundtrack. The sale is still going on but will end later today at 10am Pacific.

(GOG is also running a Lunar New Year Sale, but no Remedy games are part of their sale.)

Carla (now @Tcmexphony, formally @TotecTripled) also created a series of gorgeous Remedy fan art for the occasion, taking inspiration from Max from Alan Wake in honour of the Year of the Dog. Look how great it is!

18th February 2018
Remedy's 2017 Financial Report Summary
[Relocation, "P7" Release Target, and a Third Game...]

There's nothing quite like relaxing on a quiet Sunday with a cup of coffee, cookies and...a fourteen page financial report? Okay, I'll admit, it was actually pretty interesting! There has been some discussion in the gaming community lately about Remedy working on an unannounced third title, as well as a targeted launch date for "P7".

Sites such as GamingBolt, USGamer, and Playstation Lifestyle have all written reports of a similar nature in English, but the stories have also been picked up and shared in multiple languages. Some of the companies cite other similar articles discussing the topic, but a few mention the original source; Remedy themselves.

In their 2017 Financial Statement, Remedy reveals some interesting changes and developments taking place at the studios:

Remedy 
  • Number of employees is now 149 (up from 135 in 2016, 10.4% increase).
  • 61% of the team is Finnish, 39% are international developers who have relocated.
  • There are twenty different nationalities at the studios.
  • Remedy are planning to move (renovated) offices due to expansion. 
  • The new offices will be located at Olarinluoma, Espoo. (Lease was signed in 2017.)

Development
  • Increased operating expenses due to P7 (partly self-financed) and strengthening of the Northlight technology development team.
  • Northlight team focused on multiplayer, AI and animation technology.
  • Preliminary preparations are underway for a third game in development

Games
  • Crossfire 2 deadlines met and the game is progressing to schedule. Development continues into 2018.
  • Crossfire 2's development plans and commercialisation is under Smilegate Entertainment's control.
  • "P7" is expected to release in 2019.
  • Alan Wake and Alan Wake's American Nightmare's revenues have increased from 2016.

The information above was taken from the English translation of the Financial Statement which is made available via the Remedy website. The 14-page English booklet is a redacted version, with some share and financial information removed from the Finnish edition, in compliance with the country's legislation.

15th February 2018
Steam's Lunar New Year Sale Has Begun

Happy Lunar New Year! This year marks the year of the dog! To celebrate the occasion, Steam is running a sale from today until Monday 19th February.

The sale sees hundreds of games now discounted, giving gamers the perfect opportunity to buy that game they've been meaning to get, or to surprise a friend with an item on their wishlist.

For Remedy fans, there's a few of the developer's titles which has had a price reduction. While both versions of Death Rally and Alan Wake's American Nightmare remains at full price, games like Quantum Break and Max Payne have great offers.

Quantum Break is currently available at 75% off on Steam, with the gorgeous soundtrack by Petri Alanko seeing a 50% price reduction. With the Max Payne series, both Remedy titles are 65% off, or 70% off if you purchase them together.

14th February 2018
Happy Valentine's Day 2018
[Max Payne Puns to Warn Others]

EVERYONE. The time has come. February 14th. Morally Acceptable Pun Day. Valentine's Day is a social construct but Morally Acceptable Pun Day is real and it is now and we need to be prepared. Plus I'm about 80% certain that the amount of cringing you do today adds up to 40% of your annual exercise rota.

We've done a few articles in the past to celebrate the occasion. It started with Max Payne quotes taken out of context, then Alan Wake puns, then Quantum Break puns... but we haven't actually done Max Payne puns just on their own, which is bizarre as the game is packed with them.

Similar to last year, I was up at 3am making these cards to ensure the best quality. Let's get started!

We're starting today with one of my favourite characters from the series.
Look at that guy! So happy with all the backstabbing and plotting. Job satisfaction is very important. And...
OH HEY! He's back and he bought a heart. Just ignore the dead guy on the card there, it's cool. OH! Did I say dead? I meant...erm... "not.... living"? I'm not very good at this wooing thing.

*Cough* Well. Moving on, we have Max!
There really had to be a Bullet Time reference here. Would it actually be Max Payne-themed Morally Acceptable Pun Day without a Bullet Time pun?
We have Jack Lupino! Puns. Puns. Puns. My Granddad's favourite plant was Lupines. That has absolutely no relevance to this article but now you know.

Now, to finish up the article, a retelling of the story of Max Payne.... or some version of it at least involving eagles.

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