See you at Gamescom!
09th August 2016
Can you believe that Gamescom is next week?! It has come around SO quickly this year and we're really excited about what this year will hold for Ripstone...
We're heading over to Cologne with a schedule filled with exciting meetings about super secret things that we can't talk about just yet. But believe us, as SOON as we can spill the beans we will. Keeping secrets is boring.
If you're heading over to Gamescom to show off a cool game we would love to check it out! Drop us an email to email@example.com and we can arrange a meeting/lunch date/bar crawl/spa day or whatever else tickles your fancy. Hopefully see lots of you out there!
The CoxCon Report
04th August 2016
We're back from CoxCon 2016 and wow; we had an absolute blast!
After making the trip down to Telford we set up our booth with Ironcast and Extreme Exorcism and spent approximately 17 hours trying to make our hanging signs as not-wonky as possible. We then decided that wonky is a good look and just went with it.
We were really looking forward to our Extreme Extravaganza on the Main Stage on the Saturday and could have cried tears of real joy when we saw a queue that literally looped around the International Centre before we were due to go on! CoxCon guys: you are the best.
To cut a long story short; thank you to everyone that hung out with us at our booth, helped us with our wonky signs, took part in our Extreme Exorcism tournament, didn't lose their raffle tickets and came to our ridiculous main stage panel. (especially the people that queued, you guys rock!)
Also thanks to our pal Jesse Cox for doing what he does to bring everyone together for the con, we're already thinking about the possibilities for next year!
Ps. we brought back some exclusive swag from the show to give away on Twitch, so make sure you're following us over there!
The Coxiest of Cons
27th July 2016
We're heading down to Telford this weekend to exhibit at the mighty CoxCon! We've teamed up with the fabulous Jesse Cox to bring our games to the convention and we can't wait to see you all battle it out to be crowned the Ripstone Games Champion.
We're going to be hosting an Extreme Exorcism tournament to crown one player the most EXTREME player at CoxCon and challenging attendees to take to the battlefield in Ironcast to see what they're made of. Plus, think free games, ALL the swag and that stupid bingo machine we bought from Amazon.
If you're heading to the show join us at the Main Stage on Saturday from 5pm - 6pm as we team up with the guys at Muse Games for an hour of giveaways and the final of our Extreme tournament.
Follow us on Twitter @RipstoneGames and stay up to date with the action!
6 Hour Live Stream for #OneSpecialDay
18th July 2016
One Special Day is over and we had an absolute blast streaming for 6 hours straight to promote the work of Special Effect! We played through the Ripstone catalogue throughout the day and shouted as loud as we could about the amazing things the team at Special Effect are doing for the gaming community. They are real life superheroes and we can't wait to calculate how much money we raised from the sales of our games throughout the day!
Thank you to everyone that joined us in the chat to support the stream on our Twitch channel, you guys are the best.
If you missed One Special Day but would still like to get involved you can make a donation to the Special Effect Just Giving page.
*** UPDATE ***
Special Effect have now confirmed the amount of money raised for One Special Day in the 24 hour period. And the grand total is... £90,000!
We are incredibly proud to have contributed to the total amount and can't wait to see how the team at Special Effect use the funds to change more lives for the better.
Take Home a Steampunk Jetpack for One Special Day
12th July 2016
One Special Day is fast approaching and we have some really exciting plans to raise as much money as possible for the amazing team at Special Effect!
For any of you that missed our initial announcement, we're supporting the One Special Day initiative by donating 100% of profits from every single game that we sell this Friday, 15th July. That's every game across every platform that we publish on, from iOS to PlayStation 4. This means that if you want to get involved and support the work of Special Effect, all you have to do is buy one of our games this Friday!
We have also donated a piece of Ironcast history to the official One Special Day auction. The Escape and Evasion Jetpack was commissioned for the launch of our mech-combat game Ironcast, and was meticulously hand-crafted using brass to make for a realistic steampunk prop!
You can bid for the one-of-a-kind jet-pack (and some other Ironcast goodies including signed artwork) at the official One Special Day auction over on ebay.
To celebrate One Special Day in true Ripstone fashion, we are hosting a 6 hour live stream on our Twitch channel this Friday from 11am - 5pm (GMT). Think giveaways, photos of dogs and lots of love for Special Effect. Don't forget to follow us on Twitch ready for the stream, we hope to see you in the chat!