June 23rd, 2009

Cubicle 7

Cubicle 7 - Adamant Entertainment Announce Partnership

Cubicle 7 – Adamant Entertainment Announce Partnership

Cubicle 7 Entertainment and Adamant Entertainment are pleased to announce they have formed a publishing partnership.

The deal sees Cubicle 7 handling production and marketing for Adamant’s print products, starting with Mars: Savage Worlds Edition in September. This fantastic Savage Worlds setting features sky-corsairs, ancient cities, warrior tribes and albino apes – the Mars of pulp fiction and Saturday morning serials.

Following in October is Thrilling Tales – a great blend of classic pulse-pounding excitement from the pulp magazines and cliffhanger serials of the 1930s and 40s, again using the award-winning Savage Worlds system.

“Adamant Entertainment are an Origins and Ennies Awards nominated company and Gareth-Michael Skarka is a visionary in the gaming field so we’re obviously delighted to have him, and his company, on board,” said Dominic McDowall-Thomas of Cubicle 7, “creating a partnership between the two companies has been something we’ve long spoken about and with the plans that Gareth has in place for the next few years I’m overjoyed that we can part of that process and dream.”

“I’ve been continually impressed by the talent, drive and enthusiasm that the Cubicle 7 crew bring to their projects, and I’m pleased that Adamant can now be a part of that,” added Gareth-Michael Skarka, Director of Adamant Entertainment.  “We’ve been on the same metaphorical page for a few years now, offering each other advice and assistance from time to time, so having the partnership ‘go public’ is very exciting.”


About Cubicle 7 Entertainment Ltd

Founded in 2006 Cubicle 7 Entertainment was set up by Angus Abranson and Dominic McDowall-Thomas, two gaming entrepreneurs who wanted to create a games publisher fostering some truly iconic brands. Since then the company has published role playing games from a growing list of properties including Victoriana, SLA Industries, Starblazer Adventures (based on DC Thomson’s 80’s Starblazer comic series) and 7th Circle’s Chinese fantasy Qin. In June 2009 Cubicle 7 announced it had joined the Rebellion Group.

Victoriana is a fabulous fusion of Victorian adventure and fantasy myth, SLA Industries is a gritty futuristic urban horror fuelled by classic British punk imagery, whilst Starblazer Adventure is set firmly in the heart of classic 80’s space opera where gigantic fleets prowl the starlanes and devilish scientists operate enormous engines of destruction. The English translation of French publisher 7th Circle’s Qin propels players in to the epic fantasies and tragic events of ancient Chinese legend.


About Adamant Entertainment

Adamant Entertainment has been at the forefront of the electronic publishing segment  of the games industry for five years, offering innovation and standard-setting performance for digital delivery of RPGs.   In 2007, Adamant was featured in  an Associated Press article spotlighting the growth of the ePublishing industry, which was carried in publications ranging from the Washington Post to the South China Morning Post, and online via dozens of sites, including, CNNMoney, ABCNews.com and the Nintendo Wii News Channel.

Adamant Entertainment’s expanding list of RPG properties include the critically-acclaimed Thrilling Tales pulp series and the forthcoming Tales of New Crobuzon, a licensed fantasy role-playing game based in the world of acclaimed author China Miéville.  The company  is currently developing a number of web series properties, which will including RPG support among other merchandising options.


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Starblazer 30th Anniversary Exhibition

The Dundee Literary Festival has a day dedicated to Comics with a talk from some of the people behind the Starblazer comics taking place. The Festival also sees the launch of the Official 30th Anniversary Exhibition of Starblazer which will include, amongst other things, lots of original artwork from the comic series as well as having a copy of the new Starblazer Adventures RPG on show!

The exhibition runs for the public from 29th June to 22nd August 2009 and is taking place at The Lamb gallery, Tower Building, University of Dundee.


28 June, 11am - 6pm. D’Arcy Thompson Lecture Theatre, Tower Building, University of Dundee
Timeframes, the third annual Dundee comics conference will be held in association with the Dundee Literary Festival on Sunday 28th June 2009. It will explore how the medium of comics bends, distorts and manipulates time, and the representation of the past and future in comics, and how the comics form relies on sequence. The speakers include prominent comics writers Warren Ellis and Alan Grant, artists such as Keith Robson and Emma Vieceli, comics editors Bill McLoughlin and David Bishop, and comics scholars Julia Round, Peter Hughes Jachimiak, and Ian Hague. The conference will also feature a workshop on writing for comics and graphic novels, and the opening of an exclusive exhibition of artwork from DC Thomson’s science fiction comic Starblazer.
All are welcome. The conference fee is £10, which includes refreshments. For more information contact Chris Murray (c.murray@dundee.ac.uk)www.literarydundee.co.uk/