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What is Made in the UK Week?

Posted on 5th Apr 2010 at 09:58 by Joe Martin with 11 comments

Joe Martin
If you’ve ever been to bit-tech before today then you’ll probably have noticed that something’s changed with the site and that it looks a bit different from usual. If not, I’ll spell it out for you: we don’t normally have a picture of Batman on the front page, no matter how many times I beg for it.

bit-tech's new look is going to run all this week and is part of a short season we're running to celebrate and explore the UK games industry, from the time of the BBC Micro to modern day. We're going to put up an article on the topic everyday this week. To find out what the actual articles are you’ll have to check back each day, but we’ve got some rather exciting stuff lined up, so stay tuned!

This is the first time we've done anything like this on the site and, as with everything on bit-tech, we'd love to know what you think about it, so drop your thoughts in the comments below. In the meantime, I’ll be coming back to this blogpost daily and updating it with a link to that day’s article, just in case you miss anything.

Monday - Made in the UK Feature
Tuesday - Big in Britain Introversion Interview
Wednesday - The Best UK Games Ever Feature
Thursday - Games Podcast 12 with Special Guest from the BBC!
Friday - Fabled Lands: The MMO that Never Was feature
Saturday - Curve Studios: For Console and Country Interview
Sunday - Rebellion Developments: Eye of the TIGA Interview

BONUS CONTENT: Secret Extra Content download

Oh, and for those of you who follow me on Twitter and have been among the curious fellows pestering me for answers, this is what we grandiosely codenamed as Project Awesome.

11 Comments

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500mph 5th April 2010, 11:08 Quote
I just have to say....
Awesome.
Cupboard 5th April 2010, 12:24 Quote
agreed with that^^ :)

Shame the graphics fail to line up, the girl on the right has two right ears ;)
CardJoe 5th April 2010, 12:44 Quote
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Originally Posted by Cupboard
agreed with that^^ :)

Shame the graphics fail to line up, the girl on the right has two right ears ;)

I noticed that, but I think it might be a zoom issue. Try zooming out a step and see if that fixes it. Either way, I'll raise it with Jamie on Tuesday.
Bazz 5th April 2010, 13:58 Quote
Call me sad, but I'l rather look to the future than try and remember some of the games I used to play so many years ago.
CardJoe 5th April 2010, 15:33 Quote
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Originally Posted by Bazz
Call me sad, but I'l rather look to the future than try and remember some of the games I used to play so many years ago.

We'll be doing that too, over the course of the week.
Farfalho 6th April 2010, 03:53 Quote
Sometimes is good to visit the past so we can go the right direction in the future.

Or maybe that's just me >.<
Unknownsock 6th April 2010, 10:36 Quote
haha i didnt even notice until you said :p
Xir 6th April 2010, 14:18 Quote
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we don’t normally have a picture of Batman on the front page
A shame, you ought to :D

Batman's British?
The girl from gta4 is british?
(don't recognise the other two)

Lara Croft would have fit though ;)
Gunsmith 6th April 2010, 14:20 Quote
after the codemasters selloff it should be renamed "what is left in the UK week"
CardJoe 6th April 2010, 14:33 Quote
Quote:
Originally Posted by Xir
Quote:
we don’t normally have a picture of Batman on the front page
A shame, you ought to :D

Batman's British?
The girl from gta4 is british?
(don't recognise the other two)

Lara Croft would have fit though ;)

Rocksteady (who made Batman: AA) are based in the UK (though now owned by Time Warner in the US)

Rockstar North is based in Scotland (though owned by 2K in New York)

Rare (who made Perfect Dark) are based in Reading (though now owned by Microsoft in Redmond).

Tomb Raider was made by Core Design, who are based in Derby (though they've since closed and the series is taken by Crystal Dynamics)

The Alien comes from AVP, which is made by Rebellion, based in Oxford.

So, all those things are Made in the UK.
Xir 7th April 2010, 10:52 Quote
Ahhh...I apologise.

I looked at the characters, not the studios.

Batman: new England maybe? :D
GTA...a rather american franchise...though I'm sure one could find similar looking girls in the UK (freezing their knickers off)
Perfect Dark...console, no knowledge of mine
Tomb Raider, yep, and I always thought all british girls were brought up like this!* ;)
Alien...we'll it's Alien...or stems from Giger, who's Swiss.

Xir

*well, Fighting Aristocrates or Hogwards anyway
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