Gamescom 2011 (August 23, 2011)

Posted by Chris

Well colour me awed! What lovely little piece of software are we looking at here? I think this might just be the end to my somewhat corpulent days! Finally a game where you’ll be too busy chasing hiscores, to notice all that sweat, heavy panting, and silly track suits.

Have a first glance at iWaggle

Debut trailer

E3 (June 17, 2010)

Posted by Chris

At this year’s E3, Sony boasted some kick-ass displays with full 3D support. Wouldn’t mind this particular piece of grand proportions in my living room, if only it would fit.

Especially pleasing about the new hardware, is the equally bad-ass software that runs on it. You might have heard about it before, and if not, rest assured you will be hearing plenty in the months to come…

- The Fight : Lights Out!

Mind your company (March 16, 2010)

Posted by Chris

Coldwood fun! Some Coldwoodians went south to attend the Battlefield: Bad Company 2 release party. The red carpet had been rolled out and we made the most of it. Awesome party, awesome game – make sure to grab a copy!

Coldwood fun!

Put your dukes up! (March 12, 2010)

Posted by Martin

DukesSony just announced our new game at the GDC show in San Francisco! Everything is still very, very far from finished, but we’re all super excited to see it in public for the first time.


The game is called Dukes (over here in Europe, the rest of the world call it Motion Fighter for now) and it’s a nice little fighting game, using really high tech physics based animation, and state of the art motion controls. We’ve been secretly tinkering with this little gem for quite some time, but now production is in full swing on a really impressive scale, and we’re set for a fall release alongside the shiny new PlayStation Move controllers. It’s great to see the game announced with so much flair, but one of the best parts of finally sharing this secret is that there are still so many more secrets left to reveal. We look forward to it, and we sincerely hope everyone will enjoy the game. It has been a great trip so far, and we’re sure it can only get better.


Video from the press conference

Coldwood goes to Paris (March 12, 2010)

Posted by Martin

Stunt-DickWe sent a little delegation down to Paris a few weeks back. We paid a visit to Quantic Dream’s studio there, to record some motion capture for our upcoming (but still unnamed) fighting game. Quantic are the guys behind the game Heavy Rain, which is really cool, so we made sure to sneak a little peek behind the scenes when we weren’t busy making our poor stunt man throw himself into walls. It was a great week, and we recorded over 300 new animations for the game, so there’ll be lots of nice new stuff to play with soon..


Mummy dogWe also found time to see some of the must-see sights, and sample some french brasseries, and take a far too quick tour of the Louvre where we found a mummy that looks just like Rufus, our office dog… Weird. And of course we got to experience another famous french specialty, when the flight controllers decided to go on strike while we were heading back home.

Happy Holidays (December 26, 2009)

Posted by Martin

Well, would you look at that!

It seems like winter finally decided to show up, with a vengeance. Almost one meter of new snow in just a few days can only mean good things, so we’re off to play for a bit, and wish everyone all kinds of Happy Holidays!

We’ve got lots of good stuff lined up for 2010, and many big secrets to reveal, so we’re looking forward to seeing what the new year brings!

BoB – The Aftermath (December 25, 2009)

Posted by Martin

BoB 2 is over, and it was great. We got to enjoy some amazing MMA & Thai boxing action, with really technical fights as well as all out wars, both in the stand up fighting and on the mat. Best of all was the main event (presented by Coldwood Interactive..!) where local hero Tor “Hammer” Troeng was in real trouble against an extremely hard hitting Matt “12 Gauge” Thorpe. Tor showed his versatility and saved the day by submitting Thorpe with a kimura arm lock, which ironically was exactly what he said he would do in the pre-match interviews.

Great night, great crowd (some 2300 people), great fights, and watching it all from our ringside tables was awesome. Props to the organizers for putting on a great show, we were happy to sponsor it, and we’ll definitely be back for the next one as well. And, as always, what happens at the after party STAYS at the after party.

If you want to see the fights, go check out KIMURA.SE for videos of the event.

Get Your Fight On! (November 26, 2009)

Posted by Martin

Coldwood are happy to announce that we’re sponsoring the upcoming MMA event Battle of Botnia 2. The last event held in May was a blast, with many good fights and a record size audience, and a very, eh, interesting after party.

We’re sure it’s going to be even better this time around, both the event and the party, and Coldwood will be there in style enjoying our VIP treatment! See you all there on December 12th!

Into The Wild (September 23, 2009)

Posted by Martin


Recently a bunch of us decided Umeå just wasn’t wild enough, so we went for a trip to Hawk’s place, far off in the mountains close to the Norwegian border. It was quite late when we got there, so we had to trek the last part up the mountainside (along a super secret path) to his cabin in complete darkness. Well, not complete, we had Olof’s insanely bright headlight to help us get there in one piece. When we woke up the morning after and finally could see the view, it was an eye opener, to say the least.

Hawk then got to prove his mushroom picking skills to the rest of us, and we made grand plans to get rich with a mushroom finder/identifier app, so keep an eye out for iSvamp soon. We didn’t catch a single fish, but cooking palt (a northern delicacy) by the mountain lake more than made up for that. We chopped wood and laid a roof, while smoking pipes and being generally outdoorsy.

All in all it was an awesome weekend, and we can’t wait to go back.