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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.

Our First Glimpse atThe Foundation, Control's First Expansion

The first glimpse of The Foundation is out now on IGN and the PlayStation Blog, with a new trailer, new interviews, new information, and new screenshots. [Screenshot:PlayStation Blog.]

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.

CROSSFIRE X Coming To XBOX One, With New Remedy Content

Revealed during the XBOX E3 Media Briefing, CROSSFIRE X, the latest game in the CROSSFIRE series, in partnership with Remedy, will be coming to XBOX One in 2020.

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 Γ–hman].

Interviews and Conversations with....

Over the past seven 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.

7th July 2020
The Writers' Guild of Great Britain Narrative Lectures Featuring Mikko Rautalahti and Eevi Korhonen [7th & 9th]

If you're interested in learning more about narrative design in video games, The Writers' Guild of Great Britain has a series of discussions coming up throughout this week including two speakers from Remedy's old narrative teams.

"Transmedia Tales: Switching Medium, or Platform in Videogame Narrative" 

- First up is a discussion on "Transmedia Tales: Switching Medium, or Platform in Videogame Narrative" with Mikko Rautalahti. He previously worked at the Remedy in various roles but departed the studio as the Narrative Lead. He worked on games such as Alan Wake, The Signal DLC, The Writer DLC, Alan Wake's American Nightmare, Crossfire HD, and Quantum Break.

Joining Mikko is Richard Dansky, Corey Brotherson, Leah Muwanga-Magoye, with the discussion chaired by Antony Johnston. 

The session begins on July 7th at 6pm BST (5pm GMT). You can get your free ticket, HERE.

"Narrative Design – Breaking down and building up stories in an interactive environment"

- Later in the week, there's also the "Narrative Design – Breaking down and building up stories in an interactive environment" discussion, with Eevi Korhonen who previously worked at Remedy as a Game Director on Quantum Break, CrossFireX and Control.

Joining Eevi is Fred Francis, Jon Ingold, Kim MacAskill, with the discussion chaired by Brenden Gibbons. 

The session will be held at July 9th at 6pm BST (5pm GMT). You can get your free ticket, HERE

3rd July 2020
The Steam Summer Sale Features Discounts on Max Payne & Quantum Break [Plus New Digital Points Store Page!]

It wouldn't really be Summer without a Steam Summer Sale and... this is definitely not your ordinary Summer. With thousands of games available at a discounted price, it's definitely worth a delve into if you're looking for some escapism or new adventures. 

Included in the temporary price reductions are both Max Payne titles developed by Remedy, which are 65% off individually or 70% off together. Quantum Break receives the best discount at 75% off with its soundtrack at 50% off. You can see the full list of discounts HERE!

In addition to the sales, Valve is also running a points-based digital store where players can buy game-specific items such as emoticons for chat, if you have at least two hours invested in it on the platform. You can check out the digital store place, HERE! I bought some more Alan Wake emoticons. It was delightful.

2nd July 2020
Remedy Celebrates Launch of The Foundation On XBOX One With Livestream [Catch Up Here!]

Last week, Remedy held their second livestream of the Summer, celebrating the XBOX One launch of Control's debut paid-DLC pack, The Foundation! In the new level, Jesse must delve into the depths of the FBC at the urgent request of the Board. To provide a glimpse into what the new expansion had to offer, the studio livestreamed the first hour of the five-hour-long adventure.

Hosted by Vida StarčeviΔ‡ (Remedy's Community Manager), the broadcast featured special guests, Adam Persson (Level Designer on Control) and Elmeri Raitanen (Art Director on The Foundation and Lead Visual Effects Artist on Control), plus extra special feline guest, Hertta.

At the start of the year, developers at the studio made the move to work from home, as part of the international effort to reduce the spread of Covid-19. The precautions also extended to the studio's livestreams, with their latest broadcast marking the studio's fourth remotely held show and second Summer event. With the developers taking a seasonal approach to the livestreams, Vida has teased that their broadcasts will return this autumn. With lockdown easing off in Finland for companies, it's possible that the next one will be based back in Espoo at the Remedy offices.

In case you missed the broadcast, you can catch it in full below or on the Remedy Twitch channel, HERE!

26th June 2020
Jeannie Bolet (Quantum Break's Clarice Ogawa) Raffles Handcrafted Jewellery To Raise Money For The Bail Project

In addition to being an amazing actor known for her work as the physical actor for Clarice Ogawa in Quantum Break as well as the voice Echo and Liao in Overwatch, Jeannie Bolet handcrafts jewellery for her Los Angeles-based store, Bibelot LA. Recently she has been organising raffles to raise money for non-profit charity organisations, with the prize being a specially crafted piece.

This week, she is raising money for The Bail Project, a nonprofit organisation based in America that combats mass incarceration, systemic racism in the justice system, provides free bail assistance, and reunites families.

To enter, you will need to purchase a raffle ticket. Raffle tickets start at $10, with multiples counting as additional tickets; for instance, donating $30 will unlock three raffle ticket entries. You can enter by using Venmo (to: jeannieb) or by donating directly to The Bail Project and direct messaging her your donation receipt.

The raffle prize this week is a gorgeous Colombian Emerald, Sterling Silver Cuff. It has a very sleak design with a minimalist style that really accentuates the emerald. You can see it being modelled by Jeanie in the photo below!

The raffle closes Friday 26th at 6pm PST (Saturday 27th at 2am BST / 4am EEST). You can find more details HERE!
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Hey loves! It’s week 2 of the raffle giveaway where we donate 100% of the raffle proceeds to organizations who work towards getting and preserving justice for Black folx, as well as providing services for Black communities. ✊🏿✊🏾✊🏽 . . . This week, 100% of the donations made will go to @bailproject National Revolving Bail Fund which is on a mission to “combat mass incarceration and reshape the pretrial system in the United States. 100% of online donations are used to bring people home. Since bail money comes back to us when cases close, we're able to recycle every dollar donated at least twice per year.” πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘ . . Bail contributions remedy an injustice directly: They free people who are being imprisoned without having been convicted of a crime. . . . The winner of this week's raffle will receive this Colombian Emerald, sterling Silver cuff (see the handmade process in my stories). . . Each ticket/entry is $10. Multiple entries are encouraged ($20=2 entries)!! Please send your payments via Venmo to: jeannieb or you can donate directly to @bailproject and then DM me your donation receipt to enter the raffle. . . Please include your Instagram handle in the Venmo note. The raffle for this piece ends Friday 06/26 at 6:00 pm PST. The winner and total amount raised will be announced on Saturday morning. 🌞🌞🌞 . . Thank you so much for your donations and good luck!! πŸ–€πŸ–€πŸ–€ #blacklivesmatter #allblacklivesmatter #justiceforallblacklives #raffle

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