Train2Game news: Auto Club Revolution enters open beta

Train2Game students now have the opportunity to take part in the open beta for Auto Club Revolution, an online racing game from Gateshead based studio Eutechnyx.

Auto Club Revolution will let players be part of an online community, completing in single player challenges and allowing them to own, customise and upgrade their own officially licensed cars. The open beta will allow players to begin their permanent collection of cars and different achievements.

Train2Game students can sign up for the open beta by visiting the Auto Club Revolution official website.

The Train2Game Blog published a video interview with Eutechnyx Lead Programmer Dave Hawes in November last year, in which he offers advice on getting into the industry.

Beta testing is an excellent way for Train2Game students, especially those on the Games QA Tester course to practice their bug hunting skills. In a recent interview with The Train2Game Blog, Brawl Busters developers Rock Hippo told us that beta testing is “crucial” to the game development process.

Keep up with the latest Auto Club Revolution news here on The Train2Game Blog.

What are your initial impressions of Auto Club Revolution? Will you be taking part in the open beta?

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Train2Game news: Auto Club Revolution beta keys up for grabs

Train2Game students have the opportunity to beta test Auto Club Revolution, the online racing game from Gateshead based studio Eutechnyx.

The Train2Game Blog published a video interview with Eutechnyx Lead Programmer Dave Hawes in November last year.

Auto Club Revolution will let players race online, complete single player challenges and own, customise and upgrade their own officially licensed cars.

Those interesting in receiving an Auto Club Revolution beta key should visit autoclubrevolution.com and follow the instructions. Eutechnyx will be sending out a batch of beta keys in the near future.

Earlier this month, The Train2Game Blog reported that Eutechnyx are teaming up with fellow racing studio Brain in a Jar to work on an as of yet unannounced project.

Beta testing is an excellent way for Train2Game students, especially those on the Games QA Tester course to practice their bug hunting skills. Not only that, but in an interview with the Train2Game blog, Trion Worlds Senior QA Tester Karl Tars said that beta testing is potentially a way to get into the industry.

And in a recent interview with The Train2Game Blog, Brawl Busters developers Rock Hippo told us that beta testing is “crucial” to the game development process.

What are your initial thoughts on Auto Club Revolution? Will you be registering for an Auto Club Revolution beta key?

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Train2Game news: Auto Club Revolution dev Eutechnyx to open London office

British racing game developer Eutechnyx are to open a new publishing office in London.  The Gateshead studio is expanding to London in order to support the launch of its next title, Auto Club Revolution, due for release in 2012.

Train2Game students may have previously seen Eutechnyx Lead Programmer Dave Hawes give advice on getting into the games industry in this Train2Game video interview.

“We’re building a dedicated publishing team to support the global launch of Auto Club Revolution in key markets around the world” said Eutechnyx COO Darren Jobling.

“Our strategy is to secure the best people from the online games industry, and London gives us great access to an amazingly rich talent pool.”

“The development team in the North East of the UK includes some of the best people in the sector, and the opening of a London office will allow us to attract the right calibre of candidate to build a team with the publishing power behind it that the game deserves.”

As reported by the Train2Game blog, Eutechnyx were recently nominated for a global award.

Train2Game students can find out more about Eutechnyx in this feature about 7 UK game studios to keep an eye on.

So Train2Game, what are your thoughts on Eutechnyx creating jobs in London?

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[Source: GI.biz]

Train2Game news: UK developer Eutechnyx nominated for global award

British game developer Eutechnyx have named among the finalists for Red Herring’s Top 100 Global Awards, which recognise themost audacious and far reaching private technology companies from across the globe.”

Train2Game students may have previously seen Eutechnyx Lead Programmer Dave Hawes give advice on getting into the games industry in this Train2Game video interview. The Gateshead based studio are currently working on Auto Club Revolution, scheduled for release next year.

“To be in with a chance of picking up a global recognition award before the end of 2011 is a remarkable achievement”, said Eutechnyx CEO, Brian Jobling.

“With Auto Club Revolution entering the final phases before a full release in 2012, the Red Herring nomination is vindication of the vision that we have for this unique product. We have the right team in place, and the right backing from our investment partners, to ensure that Eutechnyx can deliver on all objectives and ensure Auto Club Revolution becomes a global success.” he concluded.

“Technology companies are becoming the bright spot in the economic outlook. Eutechnyx has performed exceptionally in its field and strongly deserves to be singled out as one of the Red Herring Global finalists.” added Chairman of Red Herring Alex Vieux.

The Top 100 winners will be announced at a special awards ceremony that will take place on December 7th in Los Angeles, California.

Train2Game students can find out more about Eutechnyx in this feature about 7 UK game studios to keep an eye on.

So Train2Game, what are your thoughts on an independent UK game studio being nominated for a global award?

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