Monday, 24 October 2016

Unit9 Launch VR Indie Game: Storm

The future of entertainment is in fully immersive experiences, and Unit9 have been one of the pioneers of VR content for sometime now. It’s with great excitement that we encounter their most recent release Storm - an episodic indie game which has been met with hugely positive reviews and sold over 1000 copies in the first weekend.

Tuesday, 20 September 2016

Next Limit Introduce GPU Rendering in Maxwell Render 4

GPU rendering is a popular solution for significantly faster render speeds. We’re seeing a growing number of manufacturers develop solutions that harness GPU and the development team at Next Limit are riding that wave with Maxwell Render 4 - coming very soon.

 

Thursday, 15 September 2016

Pitching the unknown

Here at Escape Technology we’re deep into planning our next Creative Rooms event. We host it twice a year and this will be the fourth iteration. What’s exciting for us this time is that we’ve outgrown our old venue and have had to move.

Thursday, 08 September 2016

Should you be using stock images?

The other week we at Escape Technology sent out a promotional email about Adobe Stock. Once upon a time I was one of those naive people that thought all stock imagery was a fallback option - the cheat’s answer to not having an image.

Wednesday, 07 September 2016

Introducing PixStor One

Here at Escape Technology we've worked with many new studio start-ups and seen a great many of them enjoy success and rapid expansion. But with growth naturally comes growing pains and when studios increase their number of artists significantly - one of the most pressing areas becomes the central storage.

Tuesday, 06 September 2016

Where's all this VR then?

Virtual Reality has been the topic of the moment for quite some time now. 2016 has been touted as the year of VR but, all things considered, we have yet to see it really take off.

Wednesday, 17 August 2016

EIZO's new campaign

In my work here as creative lead at Escape Technology, I see a lot of different marketing campaigns from a wide variety of vendors and manufacturers. We genuinely believe in all the products we sell and the people we work with, but sometimes the creative just doesn’t match up.

Tuesday, 09 August 2016

Prices rise in response to Brexit

The immediate impact of Brexit on the financial markets has forced the major technology vendors to increase their sterling prices to keep them in line with prices in other currencies.

Thursday, 28 July 2016

SIGGRAPH: The news so far

As we expected, this year’s SIGGRAPH has been dominated by VR. But for me and Jason who are out there at the moment, there was one particularly major piece of news we were looking forward to – although it comes with a caveat.

Tuesday, 26 July 2016

Richard McGuinness Moves On

It is with great sadness I announce that Richard McGuinness is moving on from his role at Escape Technology. Clearly only because Blackberry are stopping production of their Classic range of phones (Rich has been through so many and is distraught that production has halted. There are no replacements left out there, and he can’t function without one!)