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Bill Roper unveils Lunacy Games studio with survival game demo and a new Hellgate license

Bill Roper unveils Lunacy Games studio with survival game demo and a new Hellgate license

Are you looking to showcase your brand in front of the gaming industry’s top leaders? Learn more about GamesBeat Summit sponsorship opportunities here.  Game veteran Bill Roper has unveiled Lunacy Games as a new studio working on an open world survival RPG set in the post-apocalyptic American West. On top of that, also announced that his company has acquired a license for the Hellgate: London franchise to make a new Hellgate game as a separate title. The deal is with Hanbitsoft, which inherited the license, said Roper, in an interview with GamesBeat. Seattle-based Lunacy Games ( a remote-first company) aims to redefine the gaming experience with its unique approach to cooperative gameplay and immersive storytelling. Roper is an award-winning game industry veteran best known for his work on the Warcraft, StarCraft, Diablo, and Disney Infinity franchises. The studio’s inaugural project is an ambitious survival RPG set in an apocalyptic Old West, with an emphasis on innovation and storytelling. GB Event GamesBeat Summit Call for Speakers We’re thrilled to open our call for speakers to our …

Kate Winslet on leaning into the ‘sheer lunacy’ of new show The Regime

Kate Winslet on leaning into the ‘sheer lunacy’ of new show The Regime

If there is an actress who has fully embraced the ageing process, it’s Kate Winslet. She entered her 40s declaring she felt “triumphant and calm and happy”. Now 48, as she nudges towards her next decade, she seems more powerful than ever. © GettyKate Winslet doesn’t relate to the term ‘movie star’ Asked recently her definition of a movie star today, Kate told a newspaper: “To me, quite honestly, the term ‘movie star’ is almost an invention in many ways. For me, I just try to do my job well. Try and stay humble. Try to be kind and try to be grateful for everything that I have. “And most importantly, to remember that when you’re a woman and you’re getting older… it’s a good thing, not a bad thing. Those are qualities that I think help anyone, really, in a high-profile position in this industry.” © GettyThe actress is more concerned with being kind and staying humble She has always exuded star quality, from her film debut in Heavenly Creatures at the age of …

Our days of joyful lunacy with the hippy capitalist Nicholas Saunders | London

Our days of joyful lunacy with the hippy capitalist Nicholas Saunders | London

It brought me great pleasure to read the feature about Nicholas Saunders (Hippy, capitalist, guru, grocer: the forgotten genius who changed British food, 23 January). I encountered this remarkable man during my student vacation in 1976 when he employed me and a couple of young friends to convert this amazing derelict banana warehouse into the wholefoods shop. It was an incredible experience (I remember an armour manufacturer next door). Nick was such a visionary – he must have been one of the first people to see the potential of the old Covent Garden, and to commit to the rejuvenation of the recently vacated fruit and veg market. Visiting Neal’s Yard now fills me with great pride and also with great memories of that summer and of working for Nick.Nick MurphyEast Bridgford, Nottinghamshire Jonathan Nunn’s piece on the anarchic but principled hippy capitalist Nicholas Saunders brought back the joyful lunacy of the late 60s and early 70s, when I helped to research the fourth edition of Alternative London and its successor, Alternative England & Wales. The downsides were …