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Happy Earth Day from Artie!

We’re incorporating as many unusual and interesting environments and animals as possible into our latest app, Artie’s World. So, we thought looking at the worlds our artistic hero has visited so far would be a fitting way to celebrate Earth Day. Earth Day was first celebrated on April 22nd, 1970 – so the movement is almost 50 […] Read More

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Artie’s Magic Pencil at the BolognaRagazzi Digital Awards

Last week, we were lucky enough to receive a prestigious mention for Artie’s Magic Pencil. Our CEO travelled to Bologna, Italy, as part of the Bologna Children’s Book Fair. Last year, the fair saw 26,000 visitors and gave 20 awards. The award ceremonies include categories covering books and digital media that enrich children’s lives all over the world. And guess […] Read More

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Minilab Meets: Games Design at the NFTS!

Earlier this week, we took the short journey out of the city to Beaconsfield, where we walked through the quiet country town to find the eye-catching array of buildings making up the National Film and Television School. After a quick tour of the quietly buzzing games department, we arrived in the cinema where our apps took […] Read More

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Minilab goes to the Explorers Fair!

    Last week, we travelled to Nottingham from London to take part in the first ever Explorers Fair. From Broadway Cinema’s creative studio, Near Now, and part of the Festival of Science and Curiosity, the Explorers Fair brought together exhibitors from diverse STEM backgrounds. Coding, microscopy, virtual reality and of course astronomy! We presented Professor […] Read More

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Astro Cat’s Excellent Astro Events of 2017!

Good day, intrepid explorers of the solar system and beyond! Welcome to my quick round up of the astronomical events that should be noted down in any stargazer’s diary for the next year. 2016 saw gloomy skies and full moons blocking out some of its most spectacular displays, but not to worry – 2017 has […] Read More

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Minilab’s 2016 Highlights!

2016 – what a year! You’ve been an adventure worthy of Artie and his magic pencil, or even the genius Professor Astro Cat! As a startup in the gaming industry we’ve had plenty to do while our first few apps took off, and all in all there have been some exciting steps forward. A big thank you […] Read More

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Artie at South Ken Kids Festival!

It was a day of video games, evil triangles, and a “lionasaur”…so an exciting day, all in all! On Sunday 20th November, we were lucky enough to participate in a fantastic event for kids at the French Institute in London. South Ken Kids Festival is a yearly event bringing together French and English-speaking kids to […] Read More

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