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Snowman and the Snowdog game passes 1 million downloads

The Snowman and the Snowdog saw many tears shed over the Christmas holidays. One bunch who definitely aren’t crying right now are the developers of the Channel 4 show’s companion app Crash Lab, founded by ex-Free Radical dev Steve Ellis.

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Colin Macdonald headlines

  • APB boss bigs up VG247 in Telegraph

    Realtime Worlds studio manager Colin Macdonald has told Brit paper the Daily Telegraph that VG247′s his favourite website. He likes it more than APB.com, apparently.

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  • Realtime Worlds: UK tax breaks are "shrewd investment"

    Realtime Worlds studio boss Colin Macdonald’s told VG247 he believes the UK Government’s games trade tax break announcement in yesterday’s budget is a “shrewd” one.

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  • Realtime Worlds - Relocation to Ireland could be "serious consideration"

    Realtime Worlds studio boss Colin Macdonald has admitted that Irish tax breaks could see the Scottish studio upping sticks and going green. The Irish government may be about to specifically target the Scottish games sector by offering developers a five-year tax holiday in return for hopping over the water. “If the package on offer in […]

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  • Rumour: APB heading for the MS E3 conference

    We’ve heard this a few times this morning: apparently Realtime Worlds will show APB as part of the Microsoft press conference at E3. This Eurogamer story contains a pretty loaded quote from the developers’ studio manager, Colin MacDonald: “I couldn’t possibly comment at the moment,” he said of the talk. “But if we happened to […]

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  • Exclusive: Realtime Worlds confirms "ongoing" Crackdown 2 discussions with Microsoft

    In a statement issued exclusively to VG247, Realtime Worlds studio head Colin MacDonald has confirmed the developer is in “ongoing” discussions with Microsoft regarding Crackdown 2. His comments came after it was rumoured today that Microsoft was funding Ruffian Games – a new, Dundee-based firm partially formed of ex-members of Realtime Worlds – specifically to […]

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  • Microsoft drops major hint on Crackdown sequel

    Microsoft’s given a less than subtle hint that a sequel to Realtime World’s beloved open-city 360 shooter, Crackdown, is a little more than fantasy. “I’m here to tell you on behalf of the community, I want – we need – another Crackdown,” Xbox Live’s director of programming, Larry Hryb, told MGS boss Phil Spencer in […]

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  • Crackdown was hyped too early, says Realtime Worlds

    Realtime Worlds studio boss Colin Macdonald has told GI that he believes Microsoft pushed Crackdown too early, and that people should have only seen the open-world crime-buster “much later”. “With something like Crackdown we could have pushed Microsoft into hyping it even earlier, but as it was we felt it was done too early as […]

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  • Crackdown 2: "The door's not closed," says Realtime Worlds

    Speaking to VG247 at Develop, Realtime Worlds has offered a God-sent glimmer of hope that we may yet see a sequel to free-roaming future cop blockbuster Crackdown, one of the most-loved Xbox 360 games. That’s the spirit. “It was a horrible, horrible decision that we still dwell on,” said studio boss Colin Macdonald of the […]

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  • APB is "bastard child of everything we've been striving towards for 15-20 years": Realtime Worlds

    Hugely anticipated crime MMO APB is the culmination of 20 years work on GTA, Crackdown and sandbox gaming in general, Realtime Worlds studio boss Colin Macdonald has told VG247. “I don’t think so,” said Macdonald when asked if the game was a straight evolution from Crackdown. “It’s been on the go for quite some time, […]

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  • APB launch: "We're not that far away"

    Speaking to VG247 at Develop in Brighton today, Realtime Worlds studio manager Colin Macdonald has given a clear indication that the launch of hugely anticipated crime MMO APB is closer than many thought. “We’re not that far away,” he said. “Things have been going really, really well. But it’s a mammoth game: what’s still to […]

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  • APB: "It's too early to think seriously about not having a boxed product"

    Speaking to VG247 at Develop in Brighton today, Realtime Worlds studio manager Colin Macdonald said that nothing had been decided in terms of the publication of massively anticipated MMO APB, but that the idea of relying purely on digital distribution for the game was unlikely to come to fruition. “I think it’s too early to […]

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  • APB beta: "News on that before too long"

    Speaking to VG247 at Develop in Brighton today, Realtime Worlds studio manager Colin Macdonald said that news on timing for the already-announced beta for massively anticipated crime MMO APB isn’t far away. “We’re waiting to see at the moment,” he said when asked when punters are going to get an early try at the game. […]

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  • Realtime Worlds: "We've got a couple of projects on the go"

    Speaking to VG247 at Develop in Brighton today, Realtime Worlds studio manager Colin Macdonald confirmed that hugely anticipated crime MMO APB is not the firm’s only upcoming game. “We’ve got a couple of projects on the go, but in terms of our next-to-market, it’s APB,” he said. Macdonald refused to be drawn on what the […]

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