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Our World

Imagine playing a game more fun and immersive than Pokémon Go, Minecraft and World of Warcraft combined? A game that is not only a lot of fun to play but also teaches you how to look after your wellbeing as well as looking after our beautiful planet. A game that changes the way we think and interact with each other and the world so together we can create a better world for all of us. One where we can come together and help each other for the greater good of all.


Imagine a world where there are no more wars, poverty or suffering.


Imagine a world where there is only peace, love & unity where we all co-exist living as one human race in harmony with each other and our beautiful planet.


This does not just have to be a dream; together we can create this world…


Let us introduce you to Our World, the game that will change the world. As well as helping to make the world a better place, this game will be pushing the boundaries of what is currently possible with technology. It will feature augmented reality, virtual reality, motion detection, voice recognition and real-time emotional feedback. Plus a lot more! It will use technology in ways that has not been done before and in areas where it has been done; it will innovate and take it to the next level...

Our World is an exciting immersive next generation 3D Virtual Reality educational game/platform teaching people on how to look after themselves, each other and the planet using the latest cutting edge technology. It teaches people the importance of real-life face to face connections with human beings and encourages them to get out into nature using Augmented Reality similar to Pokémon Go but on a much more evolved scale. This is our flagship product and is our top priority due to the massive positive impact it will make upon the world...

Our World reminds people how powerful they are and empowers them to be the person they have always wanted to be, to live their life to their FULL potential without any limitations. Everyone has a gift for the world and with Our World we can help them find it… We want to empower people to take responsibility for our beautiful planet, which is currently in crisis and so needs EVERYONE to help make a difference. The entire world is the Our World team, we want everyone to get involved so they can feel they are part of something greater than themselves and at the same time ensure there is a future for our kids and grandkids.

People learn at a young age how to act and behave and this shapes the future generations and the world they will create. Due to the majority of games these days involving violence, sex, drugs & crime, this is conditioning the youth of today to the sort of world they will create tomorrow. With the advent of Virtual Reality now making these violent games even more immersive and realistic where the boundaries between games and reality is shrinking by the day, it is imperative we take some social and moral responsibility and start using technology to help create a better world by improving people’s life’s as well as respecting the environment and planet that sustains us.
We wish to bring people together, build online communities, encourage people to reach out and help strangers for the greater good of all. To encourage people to come and work together and to show how everyone benefits if they put their differences aside and start all rowing together. It will model the real world and also act as a simulation and training environment for how to make the real world a better place.

With over 4000 likes on our Facebook page (, which is growing daily, this very important project is being very well received and we constantly receive glowing feedback of how much of a wonderful good idea this is, one that is needed more than ever in today’s world!

We actually started researching, planning & designing this over six years (we have also been busy networking, building partnerships, etc) ago but we could not yet afford the large amount of money it would take to create this. On top of this, the technology did not yet exist to create the vision, but this is now changing. When Pokémon Go was released featuring more primitive versions of some of the technology featured in Our World, we realised we really need to get this game into production. This was further amplified when our founder just finished reading the amazing novel Ready Player One, which featured the OASIS VR Platform, which is the closest thing we have found to date to Our World. Read more about this on our blog... 


We need your investment so we can first produce a prototype to demo to interested parties. We can then get more investment to get the first version of this game released. This game will have continuous development with frequent upgrades and add-ons. It is so vast, that the development roadmap is never ending.

Please visit the website to find out more by either clicking the button above or going to

Crossword software for The Times, The Sunday Times and The Sun. This was written in WPF (the same technology used for Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8 & Windows 10 so also has the same dazzling visuals and smooth animation) and so is modern and up to date and better than any other crossword software out there. This is the brain child of David Ellams BSc(Hons) and David Akenhead, who is the Crossword consultant for The Times and ex Crossword Editor for The Times and the family name is famous within the crossword circles.


His father Edmund Akenhead invented the Jumbo Crossword Books and was also a top Crossword Editor for The Times. David Ellams is the founder of NextGen Software Ltd and is highly skilled and experienced within his field, he has been in the industry for over 16 years and has worked with all the big names.


Check out his CV here.


Also check out the web store at that sells this software backed up by the world's largest and unique archive for The Times, The Sunday Times and The Sun crosswords. It even includes very rare special editions, limited editions and jumbo books, which cannot be acquired anywhere else. As well as dating back to first world war times, it is also kept up to date so also features the most recent crosswords too.


Press the DOWNLOAD button above to download a sample crossword. We are also interested in hearing from other publishers or the public who may wish to use our cutting edge crossword engine for their own tailored made crosswords.


If you wish to download and try extra FREE cryptic and concise crosswords then these can be downloaded from the website...


Please note, you may need to allow popups for this site if the link's do not work for you.

NextGen Crosswords
Akom Word Game

This is a scrabble like game that was written entirely in Silverlight from the ground up. It allows users to try and make as many words as they can within the time limit. More points are rewarded for larger words. Their best attempt is then submitted to the highscore table online. The winner of each day then received a prize and is show cased in the game. Each day a new random selection of letters are generated for users to create words from.

We are currently maintaining and upgrading this and will soon make this available again so please keep an eye on our blog for the latest news...

Nokia Music App

Our founder David Ellams BSc (Hons) was part of a new joint initiative from Microsoft & Nokia to create a new global mobile ecosystem to compete with Apple and Google. He was part of a team of six creating the next generation software and apps for Windows Phone (7.5 (Mango) and 8 (Apollo)). David was part of a team developing the critically acclaimed Nokia Music app, which is one of Nokia's flagship app's, for which you may have seen the adverts for as well as the good reviews. 

As part of this David also re-wrote their GPS code making it more efficient. Nokia said he was one of the best contractors they had seen and was the only one taken on with just a telephone interview.


Press the VIEW WEBSITE button below to view more information on this amazing app (now renamed to MixRadio). It is in fact rated one of the top Windows Phone apps on this website. Please note, you may need to allow popups for this site if nothing happens when you press the button.

NextGen Software
Silverlight Website

This was the original Silverlight website for NextGen Software. Silverlight is a very powerful plugin for most browsers similar to Flash. This website showed off what we are capable off as well as what Silverlight can do. Unfortunately since HTML5 has now become the main web technology used, plugins such as Silverlight & Flash are being made redundant. This why we were forced to design this brand new HTML5 website to replace it, we still feel the original was more fancy with many animation and 3D effects such as when you change page. The 3D Carousel is also another of our favorite areas. So please ensure you check it out by pressing the "VIEW" button above. Please note the old Silverlight website has now been updated in a while so the content is now a little out of date, it now stands simply as a demo of what we are technically capable off. The entire site was written by hand without any fancy tools or designers, all hand crafted XAML, which is what Silverlight runs off.

Press the VIEW WEBSITE button above to have a look at the old site.

Shadow Fighter

This was the  founder's first proper game written in low-level C++ and DirectX 4 as his final year project for his degree in Computing And Informatics at The University of Plymouth, in which he was awarded a 1st class honors degree for. The degree is rated as the hardest degree the University has to offer and he came top of his class in all technical modules. The School of Computing for the University is also rated as one of the top five in the country by The Times.


The game is a parallel scrolling shoot em up and was deeply inspired by Babylon 5 and Raiden, as may become apparent. It plays in a similar way to Raiden in that you have a primary, secondary and special weapon. The primary and secondary weapon can be upgraded both in power and spread (the number of projectiles that can be launch simultaneously). It has a number of end of level bosses as well as about 25 levels with an engrossing story line. It also features a number of hidden cheats and Easter eggs. David Ellams created a number of the music sound tracks, sound effects, synthesised speech, graphics as well as the story line as well of course also designing and coding the game itself.


All of this was done in about 4 months, which is pretty impressive considering it normally takes a team of developers and years to make a game, plus also this was his first game and the first time he had used DirectX or written anything low level within C++.


Be sure to watch out for the sequels planned Shadow Fighter 2 (which will be an up to date 2D version similar to the first but will be improved in every way) and Shadow Fighter 3D. Both will be available for PC, XBOX, Windows Phone and Windows Tablet.


Press the DOWNLOAD button above to download the FULL game for FREE! It is freeware so please go ahead & enjoy!

3D Generator

This was David Ellams first 3D application/game and allowed any 2D shape to be wrapped around the Y axis forming a full 3D object. The 2D shape could be drawn onto a canvas before being transformed into 3D. It allowed the object to be rotated about either the X, Y or Z axis. It allowed for scaling, zooming and for the camera position to be re-positioned anywhere. It also allowed for the colour of the object to be customised. Finally it also allowed the object to be viewed in wireframe mode.


Press the DOWNLOAD above below to download the FULL program for FREE. Have fun!

3D Generator GL

This was the sequel to the 3D Generator, but this time it was hardware accelerated by OpenGL. This allowed for many more special effects to be applied such as multiple coloured light sources. Each could be toggled on or off, the colour and position could also be changed. It allowed a number of predefined textures to be applied to the object. It also allowed all of the controls from previous version.


Press the DOWNLOAD above below to download the FULL program for FREE. Enjoy!

Lost For Words

This was the prequel to the Lost For Words game above. It was written in VB6, it worked in a similar way but did not feature any online highscore table, only a local one. This was written back in the early days around the same time as Snake 3000.


Press the DOWNLOAD button to download the FULL game for FREE.

Q Manager

This was written a very long time ago and was David Ellams' first major application released for shareware. Like most things he created this was light years ahead of the competition, it allowed multiple files to be copied and queued up at the same time. It allowed files/folders to be paused and resumed later on. It worked very similar to a Download Manager but hooked in and integrated with Windows. So when they did a normal copy command in Windows it override the default Windows Copy behavior. It was very advanced for its time (15 years ago) and still to this day Windows does not have this built in! It also featured real-time progress bars and allowed items to be moved up and down the queue. This tool got round the problem of when you wanted to copy multiple folders in different places at different times not to cause Windows to grind to a halt as it attempted to copy everything at once! We may dust this off and revamp it for Windows 10 sometime in the future...

Snake 3000

This was David Ellams's first game written in VB6 back in his early years, it featured AI players as well as network code to allow up to 4 players to play at a time. It also featured a chat room for players to talk before a game began. It featured a number of different game modes as well as music and sound effects.


Press the DOWNLOAD button above to download the FULL game for FREE. So what are you waiting for? Go ahead, you know you want to!

Save A Life / Global Healing Network

How much would you pay to save your or someone's life if the doctor's said they were terminal and could do no more? Would you pay £9.99? I think your find everyone would happily pay way more than that, since you cannot put a price on someone’s life!

Also, would you pay £4.99 to be healed of any illness? I think you would... 

This app will heal billions of people, animals and the planet including nature, etc! 

It doesn't get better or more important than that !
This app will change the world and finally prove just how much power each person truly has, we all have the power to heal ourselves or anyone else of ANY illness even supposedly terminal including cancer, tumours, etc...

There is nothing else out there, this will be a revolution...

What We Need & What You Get

We need funding to build this app which will help save life's as well as heal any illness permanently! It can also be used to heal any animal and even the planet itself...

By supporting us you will get FREE access to these apps for a lifetime! You cannot put a price on yours or someone's life so I think its a no brainer really...

Who know's one day this app could save your or someone you know's life...

For all those healers out there, you also get FREE access to the app for life and it also an excellent way of promoting your gifts and services to the world...

Donate NOW

Please donate to make this dream a reality by going here NOW:

Many thanks & much appreciated! :)

Other Ways YOU Can Help

If you can't afford to contribute, then that's fine, you can still help by getting the word out there! 

Please also help to spread the word far and wide... many thanks!


Please LIKE the FaceBook page here:

Another innovative idea proudly brought to you by NextGen Software Ltd.

The NextGen Network

We have BIG plans for a whole new social network that will make the likes of FaceBook & Twitter look like pocket calculators by comparison!

Do you want a network that is super secure and actually protects your private & personal data? It doesn't even store any personal data about you, well no more than absolutely necessary. Messaging is so secure that even we cannot see any messages even if we wanted to, which we never would. The messages are not even archived or stored on our servers meaning there would be nothing to hack and steal or anything to give to over paranoid and overzealous Government agencies such as the NSA & GCHQ  under the Prism project as appeared in the news after the Edward Snowden incident.
Our servers and network would be using military grade encryption and security working on multiple levels. It will even use the Tor network to mask the source and destination of any messages. We pride ourselves on providing the world's most secure social network. 

The network encourages people to come together to help each other for the greater good of all. To promote making the most of the best things in life which are free, this includes local parks, rivers, woodland, etc. It is all about helping people to slow down and find balance in their life's enabling them to live healthier, longer, happier & fulfilling life's...

This is just scratching the surface of what this network will provide...

It will be the prequel to our flagship product Our World, the game that will change the world.

Donate NOW

Please donate to make this dream a reality by going here NOW:

Many thanks & much appreciated! :)

Other Ways YOU Can Help

If you can't afford to contribute, then that's fine, you can still help by getting the word out there! 

Please also help to spread the word far and wide... many thanks!


Please LIKE the FaceBook page here:

Another innovative idea proudly brought to you by NextGen Software Ltd.

Coming Soon...

Other projects coming soon:

Memory Lane

Silver Lining

Many other cutting edge apps & games!

Watch this space....

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