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BAFTA Young Designer winner, Dan Smith announce The Spectrum Retreat

Today, Ripstone Games and BAFTA Young Game Designer winner, Dan Smith have announced that their upcoming game The Spectrum Retreat, which won through its prototype in 2016 when Dan was only 18. 481 more words


Big Game


Harrison, Year 8, Newlands

Big Game by Dan Smith

Rating: Fantastic – couldn’t put it down

13-year-old Oskari is sent into the cold wilderness on an ancient test of manhood. 62 more words


bastille my beating heart!

In the summer between my sophomore and junior years of college, I studied abroad for six weeks in Oxford, England. I still had an iPod at the time and thus still used iTunes, and every Tuesday I diligently downloaded the free single of the week in an effort to stay Cool and Hip. 575 more words


BASTILLE in the charts

Although many other bands have enjoyed success, particularly in the first few years following the release of their discography, few can claim to have the same kind of international success Bastille had with their biggest single off their first album, ‘Bad blood’.  370 more words

Bastille is For the People

Think for a second about your favorite type of music.  Are you partial to upbeat songs with easy, catchy melodies? Do you prefer slower, dramatic songs that lull you into a deep wave of calm? 382 more words

Review: Below Zero - Dan Smith (Illustrated by Steve Wells)

‘A spine-tingling sci-fi adventure that both trembles and thrills whilst embodying all of the bite, chill and snap of the setting that it takes place in.’ 892 more words


Blog Post 1: Introducing BΔSTILLE

What are the first words you think of when you consider famous musicians or artists?  Are they Flashy? Bold? Edgy? Arrogant? Perhaps even shallow?

Talent comes in all ways, shapes and forms, but I’m sure when you hear about a Grammy nominated rock band with a multi-platinum, bestselling first album, the first words to come to mind aren’t exactly reserved, unassuming, or independently produced. 429 more words