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PlayStation Showcase: New Alan Wake 2 Gameplay Trailer

Mark your calendar for October 17th! In addition to a brand new gameplay trailer during the PlayStation Showcase, Remedy has released a ton of fresh information.

Remedy Redesigns Visual Identity with New Logo

As Remedy expands in Sweden and relaxes into a multi-project setup, the studio returned to its most iconic imagery as part of a brand refresh.

Remedy's Annual Report 2022

In the report, the studio outlines its long-term strategic objectives by 2025, how they are progressing, and how they plan to achieve them.

Community Spotlight: Lily's Photography

Known for her breathtaking photographs, Lily's passion for Control series has helped shaped so much of the fandom and also influenced the studios' online activities.

Community Interview w. Vida Starčević

To celebrate The Sudden Stop turning ten, we recently interviewed Remedy's Community Manager, passing along questions we received from fellow fans.

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.

30th November 2023
Anna Megill's The Pocket Mentors for Video Game Writers Out Now!

In May, we wrote about Anna Megill's new book, The Game Writing Guide: Get Your Dream Job and Keep It, an in-depth look from a video game veteran on the topic of what it takes to work in narrative. The book was the first in a two-part deal, with the second project being a smaller, more condensed version due to launch later that year.

Today, that second book, The Pocket Mentors for Video Game Writers, is now available! 

Celebrating the launch on Twitter, Anna writes, "IT'S HERE! Today, my Pocket Mentor for Video Game Writers is out in the world! And it's currently 25% off at Routledge. If you wanted to buy my Guide but found the price too steep, this is the book for you. A just-the-facts version of the same great advice."

She adds, "The Pocket Mentor also features a new chapter on narrative documentation: project line counts, story bibles, deliverables scheduling, and more. If you're not sure whether to get my Guide or Mentor, I wrote up a handy comparison chart for you:"

Control fans may know Anna Megill best as the Narrative Lead at Remedy, where she worked on establishing the lore and, unfortunately for our sanity, the Threshold Kids. Since departing the studio in November 2018, she moved to Massive Entertainment as their Lead Writer for two years before working as Playground Games' Narrative Lead, working on the next Fable title. She now lives in the USA. 

In her book, she also spoke to a number of familiar names from her Remedy days including; Mikko Rautalahti, Sam Lake, Ann Lemay, and Eevi Korhonen on the narrative side, and recruiters such as Petteri Tuomimaa, who provided insight into how writers are hired and what it's like in a writing room. Those are just some of the incredible people that she's spoken to in her journey, the list is extensive!

You can learn more about her new book on her website, HERE!

29th November 2023
Alan Wake 2 Wins "Best Graphics" at the Lenovo 3DJuegos Awards 2023

The Lenovo 3DJuegos Awards 2023 took place at the Barceló Theater in Madrid yesterday.

Hosted by Álvaro Castellano (Director at 3DJuegos) and Cristinini (Twitch Streamer and Esports Reporter), the event celebrated the past twelve months of video games with awards spanning across thirteen categories.  

Unlike other award ceremonies, each category is split into two parts: two finalists and the overall winner. It's an unusual but positive variation in a year that brought so many amazing adventures. 

For Alan Wake 2, Lorenzo Beteta was named a Finalist in "Best Spanish Interpretation". After thirteen years, the actor returned to the series to provide Alan Wake's voice for the sequel's Spanish localisation. While it's been a while for the second part of the story, Lorenzo was never far from the series; his voice can also be heard in Control (Dr Casper Darling) and Control's AWE DLC (Alan Wake).

Alan Wake 2 was also named the overall winner of "Best Graphics", with close finalists Lords of the Fallen and Marvel's Spider-Man 2. While he couldn't be in attendance at the event, Sam Lake (Creative Director at Remedy) recorded a video (in Spanish!) accepting the award.

You can view the full list of winners and finalists HERE

29th November 2023
New Internal Event Explores Remedy's History & Perspectives [Remedy Finland]

As well as the adventures, we also write about the culture at the studios. In a LinkedIn post, the studio recently teased the formation of "Remedy Flashbacks", an intimate discussion of moments from the studio's history created to either revisit memories or learn fresh, depending on the developer's familiarity with the company. The talks also provide the opportunity to learn different crafts and experiences. 

While the sessions are internal, the post shared photographs from their most recent session on November 3rd, in conversation with Ilkka Villi, the physical actor for Alan Wake.

In their post, the studio wrote a little more about the event, "we have this thing we call Remedy Flashbacks. It’s for us Remedians to huddle up and hear stories of Remedy's history and highlights from various corners of the realm of making games. These internal events are one way of building our culture and sharing knowledge from longtime Remedians. A few weeks ago, Sanna Kantelinen [Senior Internal Communications Specialist] hosted a fireside chat with actor Ilkka Villi, whom many of us know as the actor of Alan Wake. We learned a ton from an actor’s point of view in making Remedy games and got to know more about Ilkka as well."

Source: Remedy Entertainment's LinkedIn Page

28th November 2023
Open Creative House x SHINE's Alan Wake 2 Case Study [Slush 2023]

Later this week, Slush will open its doors in Helsinki! In addition to fantastic banner creation, Slush is a place for new companies to find inspiration and financial backing. The event is particularly targeted at start-ups, founders, operators, and investors to network, attend panels, find financial backers, and take part in new ventures. The main event, held on the turnover of the month, is also surrounded by side events, one of which may be of particular interest! 

Tomorrow, Open Creative House x SHINE! will kick off at Keilaniemi Musiiki Satama with a packed schedule exploring stories of international growth in the creative industry. 

A key moment of the event will be their case study (in English) on Alan Wake 2! The panel is due to feature Ville Sorsa (Principal Audio Designer at Remedy), Olli Tukiainen (Old Gods of Asgard/Poets of the Fall's Lead Guitarist), Petri Alanko (Alan Wake 2's Composer) and Riku Salomaa (CEO of Fried Music).

For Alan Wake 2, Remedy worked with Poets of the Fall as they returned to their role as Old Gods of Asgard. The developers also started a collaboration with Fried Music, to create a selection of songs thematically connected to the story and without the concern of expiring music licences. 

As well as being a domestic success, Alan Wake 2 was selected due to being "a model example of the successful cooperation of players in the music, AV and game industries of the future. The game's impressive music content was made together with top artists and producers in the music industry using the song camp method used in pop productions." (Translated using Google Translate.)

You can learn more about the event, HERE

 Open Creative House x SHINE! Event Programme

13:00 - Creative Finland and Open Creative House: Introductions & Pitches 

14:00 - New Financing Models for Creative Industries (Panel Discussion)

15:30 - Structural Disruption of the Creative Industry - Artificial Intelligence: Threat or Opportunity? (Panel Discussion) 

17.00 - MUSIC + AV + GAMES - Case Study Alan Wake 2 – Creative Collaboration for the Growth (ENG, Panel Discussion)

18:00 - Networking

19:00 - Artists 

21:00 - DJ 

23:00 - Event Ends


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