Disney Research unveils reconfigurable legged robot, Snapbot

When a leg is removed or attached, Snapbot recognises the change and then selects a new movement method according to the current configuration.

Big Potato’s Tristan Hyatt-Williams on making First Dates: The Game “naughty, but not nasty”

We caught up with one of the firm’s founding potatoes, Tris Hyatt-Williams, to find out more about the development process behind its new games: First Dates and The Chameleon.

Resident Evil 2: The Board Game passes £300k mark on Kickstarter

Having reached its goal of £150,000 within an hour of being live on the crowdfunding site, the game is now nearing the £350k mark.

The real deal: How likeness rights can make or break a toy line

Overworld Games has claimed its recent Total Recall board game failed to reach its Kickstarter goal as fans didn’t like the fact the artwork didn’t match the actors in the movie. Start Licensing’s Ian Downes takes a look at how likeness rights are a vital part of ensuring the success of licensed toys and games.

The Champion of the Wild creator Tom Clare on how an innocent chat about penguins kickstarted his journey into game design

We spoke with Clare to discuss his development process and what it felt like to see an audience of 300 people in stitches listening to Shut Up and Sit Down play his game at the UK Games Expo.

Ravensburger acquisition will enable ThinkFun to “explore new and innovative product concepts”

ThinkFun joins Wonder Forge, acquired in 2012, and BRIO, acquired in 2015, as the newest company under the recently established Ravensburger North America division.

Jono and Nick Green talk Kickstarter, creativity and the future of The Sock Game

With a deal now in place for The Sock Game, we caught up with Jono and Nick Green to find out what’s next for the duo and why the firm returned to Kickstarter for their new game, Who Farted?

Playpress co-founders lift the lid on the design process behind its new universe of cardboard construction toys

As Matthew Wright and Mike Wyatt finalise a run of new sets ahead of their first ever trade show, we caught up with the pair to discuss the origins of Playpress, a brand new construction toy concept.

The Sock Game designers take to Kickstarter with new game, Who Farted?

“Our experience with The Sock Game has inspired us to create new games that can be played by all ages when family and friends get together.”

Matchbox cars, Transformers and Uno in running to join National Toy Hall of Fame

Only two or three of these finalists will join other iconic toys in the hall and sit alongside past inductees such as Barbie, LEGO, Monopoly, Rubik’s Cube and Star Wars action figures.

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