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Stickmen Studios a ‘Fresh Idea’

Posted August 25th, 2010 in News by marketing

Stickmen Studios was featured by Tandem Studios as a part of their ‘Fresh Ideas’ series.

Fresh Ideas is a video blog series that showcases new media and new technologies in New Zealand.

Stickmen Studios CEO Wil McLellan chatted with Tandem Studios’ Kineta Knight about Stickmen Studios’ recently launched WiiWare game, Kung Fu Funk, and a soon to be released game – Doc Clock – The Toasted Sandwich of TimeKung Fu Funk is a fun party game that any age group can play, and Doc Clock is a time travelling adventure game where the player can get busy inventing as ‘Doc Clock’.

Wil describes Kung Fu Funk as a ‘fun party game’ and that was designed to be fun and easy to play for young and old alike; parents and teenagers to younger children – even grandparents will enjoy the 1970’s art style and funky music.

Tandem Studios recorded the soundtrack for Kung Fu Funk; and Stickmen Studios even licensed the classic song ‘Kung Fu Fighting’ for it.

Check out the video post cast with Kineta and Wil below:

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Stickmen on Campbell Live

Posted July 18th, 2010 in News by admin

On the 14th of June, Stickmen Studios was featured on Campbell Live!

John Campbell talked with Stickmen Studios CEO Wil McLellan about Kung Fu Funk and the movement science that went into developing the game.

Wil has said since the game was featured on Campbell Live, people have recognized that Kung Fu Funk is a fun party game for the whole family; from parents and teenagers to younger children – even grandparents.

“Everyone who has watched the TV feature can appreciate how Kung Fu Funk was designed to be humorous, fun and easy to play for all ages and as such is something for everyone to enjoy together”.

Check out the feature below!

Campbell Live Stickmen Studios

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The Stickmen Christmas Party

Posted December 16th, 2009 in News by admin
Stickmen Studios Christmas Party Pictures
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The guys hit the slopes

Posted September 16th, 2009 in News by admin
Stickmen Ski and Snowboard Trip
Jojo and Donny – Happy to be at Mt Hutt much?
A snowball in the ear for Kev, while Kris gets some help stopping from Mel :)
Donny and Wil test the jumps
Gonz wins “Big Air” and “Wipe-Out of the Day” – Legend!
Essential embarrassing photo, say “Cheesy”:
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Stickmen enjoy the Sidhe Interactive Shatter Party

Posted July 16th, 2009 in News by admin
Stickmen Studios had a great time at the San Francisco Bath House Wellington at the official presentation party of Shatter™, created by good friends and Kiwi game legends Sidhe Interactive.

Shatter™ is now available on PlayStation® Network in North America, Europe, the Middle East and Australasia. The retro-inspired brick-breaking game, merging familiar action with a modern-crafted production approach, has already started receiving massive critical acclaim.

It’s fantastic to see NZ studios creating brilliant original IP; it’s good for New Zealand, great for gaming and it’s fun to play. Nice one Sidhe!

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Stickmen is proud to announce Playstation 3 developer status

Posted June 16th, 2009 in News by admin

As of June 2009 Stickmen Studios are proud to announce our Playstation 3 and PSN developer status. We look forward to testing the powerful consoles technology and speed. Look out for up and coming titles on the PSN.

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Stickmen Studios in The Christchurch Press

Posted March 16th, 2009 in News by admin

Stickmen’s creative process was featured in Christchurch’s The press. Click the image to view the article in full.
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The guys enjoy a surf trip

Posted February 16th, 2009 in News by admin
A trip to New Brighton on a sunny afternoon to try something new for many of the team.

Some of the guys learning the basics:

A beautiful day at the beach:
Getting into it:
Time for fish n chips and a beer:
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IBM forum 08

Posted August 16th, 2008 in News by admin

Stickmen Studios entertained the New Zealand business community at the IBM forum 08 on the 19th of August, with an Alpha version of the upcoming Dragon Master Spell Caster game. IBM Forum 08 is the premier event for IT thought leadership and the launching of ground breaking advances in business and technology. Attracting a diverse range of New Zealand enterprises of all sizes and from all sectors.

IBM Forum 08 is the vehicle to launch new products and services, make announcements and connect with leaders in business.

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Nintendo bestows status on Chch game developer!

Posted July 16th, 2008 in News by admin

‘A new Christchurch video game development studio has scored a major coup by attaining official Nintendo developer status.

Stickmen Studios chief executive Wil McLellan said he found out only hours before an official function at the company’s Hereford Street office late last month that the fledgling company had been granted approved developer status for the console gaming giant.

Nintendo of America Inc has authorised the company as a Wii developer, which allows the company to develop both Wii™ and WiiWare games games that can be played with the movement-sensing Nintendo Wii™ console.

The deal has even more significance for the Christchurch video game development scene, as it is believed that Stickmen is only the second game development studio in New Zealand to achieve official Nintendo developer status.

The other is Sidhe Interactive in Wellington.

Stickmen is the latest in a growing number of video game development studios in Christchurch, including Zodal and Savant Information Services.’

Click here to view the official article.