After months of working with ESTsoft on their launch campaign, the entire Wonacott team is so stoked for the launch of CABAL 2 today! With the open beta now officially live, players from across the world can now get in on the intense massively multiplayer online (MMO) game action. With such a huge milestone coming after months after build-up, which included two dedicated series of developer diaries, multiple announcements and a virtual preview tour, the Wonacott team is thrilled to spread the word was about the launch of CABAL and extend a congratulations to our partners at ESTsoft.read on
Following up from a successful E3 showing, Wonacott Communications is thrilled to help launch the debut game for LOOT Interactive, Whispering Willows. LOOT Interactive, the company formerly known as Sony’s internal studio LOOT Entertainment, recently declared its freedom as an independent game publisher – one that’s leveraging its strong relationships with major publishers like Sony to bring distinctive, independently-developed games to larger console audiences. As the company’s first published game, Whispering Willows is everything LOOT wants in an indie title – it’s beautiful, memorable and uniquely challenging – and it’s classic graphical adventure game in every sense.read on
Another year, another kickass E3 expo. This year, team Wonacott set out to help our friends over at Kobojo, LOOT Interactive and Versus Evil promote their stunning upcoming games. After booking what seemed to be a never ending list of media, locking in event venues, and coordinating all-day interviews, we were ready to take over E3 by storm!read on
With E3 just a few days away, the Wonacott team has been hard at work lining up plans for media to see the awesome titles Versus Evil will be showing in Los Angeles next week.
To make maximum impact before the show, we worked with leading website IGN for an for an exclusive first look to build anticipation for the game next week.
Here at Wonacott HQ, we're definitely into all things geeky. In honor of yesterday's Geek Pride Day 2015, we decided to spy on some of the crew and see how they showed off their geek pride!read on
As we prepare for Memorial Day weekend, we’re sad to say that this is our final Connected Gaming Week. Although sending out our final newsletter feels bittersweet, we set a goal six years ago to get the word out on online and multiplayer games at a time when such titles weren’t getting a lot of attention – but thankfully, the industry has changed and genuinely embraced connected gaming in a big way. And so, for one final time, we sign off – thanks, as always, for reading Connected Gaming Week. Please feel free to follow Wonacott PR on Twitter, Facebook, and on our official blog for more game industry, PR and marketing insights.read on
With Mad Max: Fury Road blowing up the box office last weekend, the Wonacott team thought it would be a great time to make sure fans kept their eyes out for Skyshine Games and Versus Evil’s post-apocalyptic Bedlam. We wondered, what would be the best way to lure viewers away from the big screen and onto their computer screen?
Along with all other MMO fans, the Wonacott team cannot wait for ESTsoft’s CABAL 2 to launch and now we’re one step closer! With a closed beta scheduled for the month of May, the Wonacott team had to not only create awareness for the beta but give the fans something to pump them up for the game.
Mobile Games Outfit Gree Closes Vancouver Studio
Japanese mobile games company Gree Tuesday announced the closure of its Vancouver development studio.
At Wonacott, we love games and even more than that, we love letting others know about great games. After we helped our client Versus Evil preview Toren at GDC, which saw some great coverage, we were stoked on helping the get the word out about the release of the dark-fantasy adventure and secure some great reviews and launch coverage.
Lost Planet 3 Developer Spark Unlimited Shutting Down – Report
Following a questioning post from gaming forum NeoGaf that uncovered developer Spark Unlimited's office equipment up for auction, company representatives revealed that it would no longer be developing games.
As technology enthusiasts (and a few of us who are Shonda Rhimes fans), the Wonacott team loves it when we get to work with clients that are converging entertainment and technology in new ways. After helping our rad client Takehollywood rock its launch event in February for the new online platform for aspiring entertainment professionals, we were stoked to help them with their second event – a live panel featuring Latinos in Hollywood.read on
It is May the 4th everybody and the Wonacott Jedi Council has been summoned to hold a very important meeting. Every year, the council gathers at the Jedi temple on this very day to reflect on memorable experiences that range from battling notorious Sith lords to playing their favorite Star Wars inspired video game. It looks like the session is about to start, so let us listen to words of wisdom from some of our members. #StarWarsDayread on
Here are the 2015 World Video Game Hall of Fame Finalists, From Pong to Minecraft
The Strong National Museum of Play revealed the fifteen finalists for its inaugural World Video Game Hall of Fame Tuesday, after announcing the initiative back in February.
Following up on a successful GDC for our client Kobojo, our chief PR Guy Jason Wonacott dug up his passport, packed his bags and made his way to Dundee, Scotland – the home of indie developer Kobojo’s new studio – for a media event featuring some of the UK’s top gaming outlets. Believe it or not, Scotland has a long and distinguished history of game development, which we can sum up in three words: Grand Theft Auto. And many of the region’s veteran development talent now call Kobojo home.read on
Wonacotters, assemble! It is National Superhero Day and the team has joined forces to embrace their newly discovered superpowers. Check out what some of our team members possess, and what the first course of action they would take after acquiring such power! #SuperWonacottread on
This week’s spotlight is on Digital Hollywood Spring, the premier entertainment and technology conference in the country. The conference started yesterday and runs through this Thursday at The Ritz Carlton Hotel in Marina del Rey, Calif. Our own PR Guy Jason Wonacott will be there for a session on VR and AR in gaming and beyond. Alongside industry gurus from LOOT Interactive, Digital Domain, and Greenlight VR, Jason will be moderating the panel, which is a part of the virtual and augmented reality summit. Our client, uSens (check out their Kickstarter!), represented by Dr. Yue Fei, the company’s CTO and creator of Impression Pi, will be headlining the panel.read on
Phil Harrison Launches Gaming-Related Startup With Secret Microsoft Technology
Phil Harrison just left Microsoft and is now starting his own games-related firm, Alloy Platform Industries, and his new company is tied to his old gig in a way, he said in an interview with GamesIndustry International.
U.S. Department of Education: the Future of Education Includes Video Games in Classrooms
A lot of modern students spend as much time playing video games as they do attending school, according to research by University of Indiana.
All-Star Lineup of Female Developers Celebrated in Oakland, Calif. Exhibit
The Museum of Art and Digital Entertainment (MADE) in Oakland, Calif, is premiering its exhibit "Women in Game Development" this Saturday, April 11, from noon to 6 p.m. PST.