Greetings and salutations everyone!
We’ve began to wind down operations here at Wushu headquarters as we approach the end of this year. 2019 has been a super busy year for us as we continue to put significant focus on the collaboration project with our neighbors at Lucid Games. We’re still heads down on our own IP as well, with the look, feel and gameplay systems all coming along nicely!
There has also been tremendous strides in growth over the last 12 months. We’ve welcomed new world class developers to the team in the areas of art, production, technical design and programming.
The holiday cheer serenades our halls as we get closer to Winter break and the studio is looking mighty festive! The annual Xmas party was just today with our team trying their best hand at some wild escape rooms in Escape Hunt Liverpool. That much brain activity required a dinner night out at the Wreckfish Bistro.
The Wushu Xmas food bank collection went well, with dozens of food items and other life necessities donated from our team and delivered to the South Liverpool Foodbank to help those in crisis.
Some of our crew also took to some sky-watching recently. The Geminids Meteor Shower, a phenomena intensifying with each passing year, lit up the night in parts of England! One of our art team members had quite a close call with one:
“I went out and saw some of the best shooting stars. An extremely bright one came through at one point – I’d thought I’d hallucinated!”, said Andrew.
On the gaming side of things, 2019 has been quite an amazing year hasn’t it? From Resident Evil 2 to Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice, Control, The Outer Worlds and more, talented studios around the world delivered a whole bag of goodies to us this year. We’re no strangers to playing games ourselves of course, so we’ve tallied up some of the team’s personal 2019 Game of the Year choices for fun!
- Alan: Days Gone
- Triff: The Division 2
- Nigel: Slay the Spire
- Nate: Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order
- Andrew: Control
- Lee Peers: Pokemon Shield
- Lee Picton: Resident Evil 2
- Stephen: Devil May Cry 5
- Ian: Resident Evil 2
- Jamie: Tetris (on Gameboy!)
- Farjad: Crash Team Racing
- Phil: Kingdom Hearts 3
- Adam: Astral Chain
- Richard: Untitled Goose Game (HONK!)
That’s when you know it’s been a great year for video games – there’s something for everyone! This will be our last Wushu Weekly update of 2019 and 2020 promises to be a big year for Wushu Studios as we look forward to finally telling you what we’ve been working on. We look onward to next year with eagerness and excitement and we can’t wait to share that with all of you. Don’t forget to follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram to stay up to date on what we’re up to. Until next time friends – Happy holidays!