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I’m delighted to be able to share last year’s TEDx talk at last: “Play’s the Thing: How Video Games Taught Me to be Brave”. I was honoured to be asked to deliver this last November and it’s exciting to finally be able to share the video of it.  

Award-winning Backspace games festival returns for 2014 with launch of schools’ game design competition 2nd June 2014, Leamington Spa, UK. The organisers of last year’s award-winning Backspace games festival have confirmed that the event will return for 2014, with the launch of a county-wide schools’ game design competition. Backspace 2.0 Read more

Thrilled to announce that Press Space clients Opposable Games, West London Games and Total Monkery have all won places as part of The Gadget Show Live’s Indie Zone next month. Running from 9th-13th April at the Birmingham NEC, the teams will be showing Salvaged, TerraTech and MagNets to the 80,000+ Read more

We’re celebrating a huge win this week after the Backspace games festival scooped a national event award last week for Press Space and our partners-in-crime Vital Marketing. Hugely proud of everyone in the Backspace team who worked so hard to make the festival a reality. Leamington Spa games festival Backspace Read more

A little over 18 months ago I gave a talk at the excellent Launch: Meet the Press event at Birmingham Science Park about storytelling, particularly via social media. Several people have asked to see it so I thought I’d re-post it here. My bit starts at  1:04:30 but I’d urge Read more

For the second time in two weeks we’re delighted that the Backspace festival has been nominated for another two awards. This time it’s been shortlisted for the prestigious Fresh Awards. Designed to recognise and reward creativity, effectiveness and innovation in the creative, digital and media arenas in the UK and Read more

We’re thrilled that the prestigious Chartered Institute of PR has chosen the Backspace festival as a finalist in the Best Event category of its 10th Anniversary Pride Awards for 2013. The two-week celebration of games creation in Leamington Spa (created and run by Press Space and Vital Marketing) has been Read more

The great thing about working in the games industry is that (sssh, don’t tell anyone) it often feels like it’s just too much fun to be a proper job. Don’t get me wrong – it’s serious, it’s professional, and it’s often darned hard work too. In my experience though, every Read more