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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 favourite memories.

Creations From The Community Celebrating Alan Wake's 10th

Artists in the community, celebrated ten years of Alan Wake with gorgeous new work. From brand new fan art, to collages, new articles, and even a themed park exhibit!

New Retrospective: Agents of Storm

In a new retrospective, we look back at Remedy's first mobile game developed in-house, Agents of Storm, and how their plans to shift to a multi-project setup influenced their layout now.

Epic Games Publishing Announces New Partnership

In late March, Epic Games announced a new publishing deal with three developers; gen DESIGN (The Last Guardian), Playdead (Inside, Limbo) and Remedy Entertainment.

Celebrating Remedy's 25th Anniversary

2020 marks the twenty-fifth year of the studio and, throughout the year, we're going to celebrating the milestone with new articles, interviews, giveaways, and more. #Remedy25

Poets of the Fall's Acoustic Sessions At Alexander Theatre

Throughout 2020, Poets of the Fall (the real life band behind the Old Gods of Asgard) will be uploading an acoustic rendition of one of their songs, with one video being posted each month.

A Conversation with Kathy Tong, Author of Not-Quite-Supermodel

We recently spoke to Kathy Tong (the brilliant actress behind Mona Sax) about her new book Not-Quite-Supermodel, and her journey in becoming a published author.

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].

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, Christopher Forsyth, Brett Kelly.

30th December 2020
Updates on The Art and Making of Control & Control Vinyl

If you're on the lookout for new Control merchandise, then you're in luck! There have recently been updates on two new pieces of merchandise. The first is the upcoming book, The Art and Making of Control, which has been a collaboration between Remedy and Future Press. The updates for the book address their new schedule and provides readers with the first glimpse of the final product. The second update is from Laced Records, and if you were unable to snag the vinyl edition of Control before they ran out, then this update is for you. 


The Art and Making of Control

In mid-August, Sam Lake (Creative Director on Control) announced a new collaboration with Future Press to bring to life, The Art and Making of Control. The limited-edition book features gorgeous artwork from the game's art team including concept artwork, renders and sketches, as well as a look at Control's game design, VFX work, narrative design, creative direction, world-building and costume design. Originally slated for a "Holiday 2020" release, the publishers have posted a new update, along with presenting Forbes an early edition for review...

UPDATE #1 In a new update, Future Press revealed that "The Art and Making of Control: Our epic collaboration with Remedy has been finished for quite some time now, but the pandemic has made print proofing (and the printing process in general) much slower and more difficult than anticipated. What’s more, the printer needed more time than planned to ensure the books meet our desired quality. The upshot of all this is that the books won’t be ready for pickup at the printer until just before Christmas. Since it’s also being printed in Europe, and shipping over the new year period is also a lot slower than usual, we now expect the books to reach fans in mid- to late-January. We are very sorry for this month delay and thank you in advance for your patience! We’ll provide an update on the exact dates for both the EU and US as soon we can."

UPDATE #2 In early December, Forbes received an early edition of The Art and Making of Control, and interviewed a number of contributors to the project including Jonathan Gagné (Author at Future Press), Minna Etsalo (Senior Graphic Designer at Remedy), Juha Vainio (Executive Producer on Control), Thomas Puha (Communications Director at Remedy), Wil Murray (Editor in Chief of Future Press). You can read their review and interview, HERE

The collection spans an impressive 400 pages and measures 11" x 8.5", so it's a sizable beast! The limited-edition "premium hardcover book" will be printed on "high-quality art paper with coloured page edges" which has a thread-sewn binding and will be protected by a textured slipcase. While the project is still currently wrapping up, the collection is set to launch by the end of the year and will cost £49.99 / $ 59.99 / € 59.99. You can pre-order the book on Amazon or via the Future Press website HERE


Laced Records' Control Vinyl LP 

Originally announced back in June, the Control vinyl LP sold out incredibly quickly, but Laced Records have recently announced a second run of this elusive product. You can purchase the vinyl on their official site, HERE

The Control LP features sixteen tracks in total, on the two 180g vinyl LPs, themselves housed in a deluxe gatefold sleeve. The design mirrors the game's aesthetics, with a minimal black exterior. "Control Original Game Soundtrack" marks the spine, with the back showing a full playlist (in white) under a black pyramid. Inside, the vinyl LPs (one black, one red) are secured in protective inner-sleeves with a complementary design.

29th December 2020
Holiday Messages from Remedy & Poets of the Fall

As offices wrapped up for the holidays, Remedy and Poets of the Fall (the real-life band behind Alan Wake's and Control's Old Gods of Asgard) celebrated the end of the year with festive messages. Both were posted on December 23rd, the day before the main festivities in Finland, although the developers snuck in with an additional letter before the new year. 

First up, Remedy celebrated the holidays with a new piece of festive artwork, designed by their in-house artist, Jenna Seikkula (Junior Concept Artist). 

As we approach the final days of 2020, the studio's Community Manager, Vida Starčević, also wrote a wrap post for the past twelve months, focusing on how the company has switched to remote work, upcoming Crossfire releases, Control's AWE DLC development, and more. You can read the blog post in full, HERE


In addition to Remedy's holiday message, Poets of the Fall also recorded their own with Marko Saaresto (vocals) and Olli (lead guitar) on camera and Captain (keyboards) behind the lens. 

Transcript:  "Hi there everybody! It's Marko, Olli and Captain here from Poets of the Fall. We all really wanted to thank you guys for the past year for being there with us, for us, supporting us, and watching the Alexander Theatre session videos on YouTube. Also, we wanted to wish you guys a Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays and Happy New Year! We have lots of awesome stuff coming out for you guys next year, so stay tuned and hope to see you soon. Peace!" 

2nd December 2020
Control Community Team's Nintendo Switch Subreddit AMA
CLOSED [Updated with AMA Responses]

If you have a question for the Control community team, now is your chance to ask it! Later today, Jade Nicole (Brand Community Manager at 505 Games), Vida Starčević (Community Manager at Remedy) and Antonela Pounder (Director of Global Community at 505 Games) will be answering questions in a Control Community Team AMA on the Nintendo Switch subreddit. 

The AMA sessions starts today (December 2nd) at 2pm GMT / 4pm EET / 9am EST. CLOSED.

Update [6th December 2020 at 4:23 EET]: The AMA last just over two hours, during which time the three developers tackled questions about food, audience feedback, work demands, and community management. You can check out the page (HERE) or visit our archived version, HERE

Source: @ControlRemedy Twitter Channel

30th November 2020
Black Friday & Cyber Monday Sales 2020

It's time again for the Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales, so if your Remedy catalogue is missing a few additions, you may want to take a look at the store pages below. There are also a number of places such as the Humble Store or Steam where you can also gift friends copy of your favourite titles if you're looking for an early Christmas gift.

-- CURRENT PROJECTS --

The Crossfire Series

-- CONSOLE & PC GAMES --

The Control Series

The Quantum Break Series

The Alan Wake Series

The Max Payne Series

-- MOBILE GAMES --

-- LIVE ACTION SERIES --

Beyond the shadow you settle for, there's a miracle illuminated.