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18-08-2012 02:01 | Daniela Lazarová

In this month’s Magazine: the Beatles in a bottle, a camel trapped in a cesspool, a leaning chimney stack and a new US spy movie is top reflect the 1989 events in Prague.  More

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21-07-2012 02:01 | Daniela Lazarová

In this edition of Magazine: a Persian cat trapped in a Škoda Octavia, a fox in need of a home, long-distance swimming as therapy and the end of public announcement address systems.  More

Vlaada Chvátil – Designer of Through the Ages and Mage Knight

14-07-2012 02:01 | Jan Velinger

Vlaada Chvátil, photo: Czech Television When it comes to game designers you would be hard-pressed to find one more successful in recent years than the Czech Republic’s Vlaada Chvátil. Six years ago, the Brno-based designer made his mark with a civ-building board game called Through the Ages and since he has produced a slew of successes including titles like Space Alert (where players have to cooperate aboard a space vessel in trouble) and his newest game (released by the US company Wizkids) called Mage Knight. It’s a niche hobby but within it the designer has earned international recognition and success.  More

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26-05-2012 02:01 | Daniela Lazarová

In Magazine this month: a drunk driver caught by police puts his dog in the driver’s seat. The famous Paris wax museum Musée Grevin is to open to the public in Prague and a Czech engineering and development company promises to unveil an electric powered flying bike in the autumn.  More

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28-04-2012 02:01 | Daniela Lazarová

In this edition of Magazine: a security guard hand-cuffs himself by accident; a man is arrested after failing to notice that his passport contains an inconceivable expiry date and Brno tests a pissoir for dogs.  More

The story of a successful Fine Arts studio

23-03-2012 16:03 | Jan Velinger

It was almost two years ago that then-fresh graduate Nina Mainerová set out with a colleague to open a professional architectural studio. But soon after their launch, the bills piled up and they were forced to modify their plans. First, they began offering preparatory classes for students applying to university; then they extended their workshops to include drawing and painting.  More

Party game challenges players to change lousy lifestyles

14-03-2012 16:12 | Jan Velinger

You’ve just had a tough day at work, your family is making more and more demands, you’re smoking and drinking too much and if you’re not careful you could wind up dead. Sound dire? Well certainly – but only in real life. Here, we’re talking about your character in a new Czech game; one where players compete to change their lifestyles or else.  More

Prague’s Výtopna restaurant a hit with families, tourists & train fans

14-03-2012 13:49 | Jan Velinger

Many will remember the joy of getting toy trains as children and watching them zoom down the electric track. Now, somewhat unusually, that innocent excitement can now be relived at a popular Czech restaurant. Located in Brno, Prague and elsewhere, Výtopna is a venue like no other where toy engines – not waiters – deliver drinks to your table. For a country not big on theme-restaurants it has become surprisingly popular: a big hit especially for families with young kids.  More

Amanita Design, independent Czech games developer

02-03-2012 15:51 | Jan Richter

Samorost 1, photo: Amanita Design Amanita Design is a Brno-based, award-winning game development studio whose creations have become a huge hit on the internet. Their games combine elements of the technical world with nature in a way not seen before. Their signature game, Samorost, takes you to a universe composed of rusty parts of old, derelict machines and mossy, gnarled stumps of rotting wood. In this edition of the Arts, we meet the studio’s founder Jakub Dvorský.  More

Vlaada Chvátil – Designer of Through the Ages and Mage Knight

07-01-2012 02:01 | Jan Velinger

Vlaada Chvátil, photo: Czech Television When it comes to game designers you would be hard-pressed to find one more successful in recent years than the Czech Republic’s Vlaada Chvátil. Six years ago, the Brno-based designer made his mark with a civ-building board game called Through the Ages and since he has produced a slew of successes including titles like Space Alert (where players have to cooperate aboard a space vessel in trouble) and his newest game (released by the US company Wizkids) called Mage Knight. It’s a niche hobby but within it the designer has earned international recognition and success.   More

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