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Remedy To Open Second Studio In Stockholm

Coinciding with the Q3 2021 Financial Report, today Remedy announced that they will be establishing a new studio in neighbouring Stockholm in 2022.

An Open Letter from Sam Lake / Alan Wake Remastered

Alan Wake Remastered is coming! Read Sam Lake's open letter announcing the new game, his passion for Wake's debut adventure, and release details.

Our Conversation with Matthew Porretta, the Voice of Alan Wake

To celebrate the game's 10th anniversary, we sat down with Matthew Porretta, the incredible voice actor behind Alan Wake, to talk about his experiences and memories.

New Retrospective: Agents of Storm

In a new retrospective, we look back at Remedy's first mobile game developed in-house, Agents of Storm.

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

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

Interviews and Conversations with....

Over the past eight years, I've had the pleasure of interviewing some amazing devs and actors inc. Cam Rogers, Kathy Tong, Fred Berman, Ilkka Villi, and Christopher Forsyth.


29th November 2021
Remedy Adds New Control & Alan Wake Items To Store
[Coffee, Mug, T-Shirt, and Posters]

Ahead of the weekend, Remedy introduced a number of new items to their official online store including an Oh Deer Diner mug, Bright Falls Blend coffee, FBC posters, and a Director Faden t-shirt. 

Longtime Alan Wake fans may remember Remedy's April Fools Day joke from three years ago in which Sam Lake (Creative Director at the studio) revealed the company's new direction into coffee production. The teaser later revealed their debut product, Cauldron Lake Blend, which in the closing scene warns may contain traces of Dark Presence and nuts. Turns out that reality isn't too dissimilar as over the weekend Bright Falls Blend went online, and it does actually contain nuts! Packaged locally by Helsingin Kahvipaahtimol, the Bright Falls Blend (250g) is full bean, dark roast "a classic blend of dark chocolate and almond" and includes the quote "don't blame us when you fall in love". Alongside the coffee, Remedy also introduced the Oh Deer Diner coffee mug featuring the iconic logo of your favourite local coffee dealer. 

For you Control fans out there, Remedy have uploaded three new items! First up there are recreations of two vintage posters that you would have seen dotted around various parts of the Federal Buereu of Control. These posters warn your coworkers "is that a stapler or an Altered Item", and "delays caused by house shifts do not count towards overtime".Both posters are printed on 170g silk coated paper, measuring 70x50cm. If you're looking at purchasing one, you are warned that they currently have limited quantity available in stock. Finally, there is the Director Faden t-shirt, mirroring a design produced internally for the developers. The limited edition vintage wash shirt is printed with Jesse's portrait inside a black triangle, with the words "discover a world unknown" on the back. 

New Additions To The Remedy Store:



29th November 2021
505Games Celebrates 15th Anniversary

Earlier this autumn, 505Games (the publisher behind Control and Condor) celebrated its fifteenth anniversary. To mark the milestone, the company held a sale (which is currently back on as part of the Autumn Sale), posted wallpapers, staff spotlights, and an interactive timeline. Amongst the celebrations, the studio also published a new video in which they celebrated the milestone alongside individuals at their publishing partners, including those from Control.



Included in the video was Sam Lake (Creative Director, Control) Courtney Hope (Actor, Control), Mana Ikeda (Art Director, Bloodstained), Igarashi (Producer, Bloodstained), Shutaro (Director / Game Director, Bloodstained), Hideo Kojima (Game Creator, Death Stranding) Marco Massarutto (Co-Founder, Executive & Licensing Manager, Assetto Corsa), Radoslaw Ratusznik (Game Director, Ghostrunner), Yoshitaka Murayama (Studio Lead, Eiyuden Chronicle), Yoji Shinkawa (Art Director, Death Stranding), Tommie Earl Jenkins (Actor, Death Stranding), Josef Fares (Game Director, Brothers: A Tale Of Two Sons), and Steve Fawkner (Creative Lead, Gems of War).

Transcript:

Hope: Hello everyone. It's Courtney Hope, or Jesse Faden from Control. I just wanted to take a moment to wish each and every one of you at 505Games a very happy fifteen-year anniversary. 

Lake: Congratulations on behalf of everybody at Remedy. Happy Birthday, 505Games. 

28th November 2021
Control's Narrative Lead To Publish Two Gaming Writing Guides

If you're curious about what it's like to write for video games or looking to break into the industry as part of a narrative team, you might want to keep an eye on a certain project! A little while ago, Anna Megill (Narrative Lead on Control, now Lead Writer at Playground Games) announced that she had found a publisher and was starting work on two new books, The Pocket Mentor for Video Game Writers and The Game Writing Guide: Get Your Dream Job and Keep It.

The Pocket Mentor
is described as a "lean, punchy guide" designed for providing direct and quick advice while on the go. The Game Writing Guide is an expansion of the pocket guide, featuring interviews with key industry voices, steps for creating eye-catching portfolios, cover letters, and more. The books are inspired by the feedback she received on her website's FAQ.

At the moment, the project is still within its early stage, with a publication date not set. 

You can follow Anna's adventures on Twitter (HERE!), or book progress on her website (HERE!).

27th November 2021
Remedy Merch & Games In Black Friday Sales

While we've been seeing the start of early deals across the past couple of weeks, yesterday was the official start of the Black Friday sales. This year brings plenty of discounts across a selection of Remedy games and goodies. With so many different places offering amazing prices, we've put together a list of the places featuring the developer's work.

Steam was back this week with their Steam Autumn Sale, an event that coincides with their annual awards nominations. For the sale, the store has five Remedy titles available at a heavily reduced price, including Control Ultimate Edition at a hefty -70%. [Ends December 1st, 6pm GMT]

List of Steam Discounts:
  • Control Ultimate Edition (-70%)
  • Quantum Break (-75%)
  • Death Rally 2011/12 (-70%)
  • Max Payne (-65%)
  • Max Payne 2 (-70%)
Click HERE to visit the Remedy page on Steam!

Until November 29th, the newly-launched Remedy Store has their Alan Wake Remastered range at 25% off, with the discount visible in checkout. They've also added the Bright Falls Blend coffee and the Oh Deer Diner mug to their list of available products. [Ends November 29th]

List of  Remedy Store Discounts:
  • Alan Wake Remastered Logo T-Shirt (-25%) 
  • Alan Wake Remastered Logo Hoodie (-25%) 
  • Alan Wake Remastered Full Logo T-Shirt (-25%)
Click HERE to visit the Remedy Store!

The Xbox Store has a number of games available for both Windows PC and consoles. The latest additions to the marketplace include the full Max Payne series for Xbox One and Series consoles. [Ends December 2nd]

List of  Xbox Store Discounts:
  • Quantum Break (-70%)
  • Control Ultimate Edition (-70%)
  • Control Standard Edition (-70%)
  • Control Season Pass (-70%)
  • Control Expansion Pack 1: The Foundation (-60%)
  • Control Expansion Pack 2: AWE (-60%)
Click HERE to visit the Xbox Store!

If you're a fan of Poets of the Fall or Old Gods of Asgard, you might want to check out the Black Friday deals currently taking place on their official webstore, Backstage Rock Shop. Alongside new additions of branded coffee (at varying strengths), the band's latest merchandise is available at 25% off. 
[Ends November 29th]

List of Poets of the Fall Discounts:
  • Alexander Theatre Sessions T-Shirt (-25%)
  • Alexander Theatre Sessions Women's T-Shirt (-25%)
  • Neo Logo T-Shirt (-25%)
  • Neo Logo Women's T-Shirt (25%)
  • Morpho Tricot Beanie (-25%)
Click HERE to visit the Poets of the Fall store on Backstage Rock Shop!

Finally, we have the Humble Bundle Black Friday Sale which allows you to unlock games on Steam or the Epic Games Store and donate to a charity of your choice. 

List of Humble Store Discounts:
  • Max Payne (-65%)
  • Max Payne 2: The Fall of Max Payne (-65%)
  • Quantum Break (-75%)
  • Control Standard Edition (-70%)
  • Control Ultimate Edition (-70%)
  • Control Expansion Pack 1: The Foundation (-60%)
  • Control Expansion Pack 2: AWE (-60%)
Click HERE to visit the Remedy listing on the Humble Store!



-- CONSOLE & PC GAMES --

The Crossfire Series

The Control Series

The Quantum Break Series

The Alan Wake Series

The Max Payne Series

-- MOBILE GAMES --

-- LIVE ACTION SERIES --

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