90 million copies sold. $6 billion in revenue. It's official. GTA V, created in Scotland, has beaten every other video game, Hollywood blockbuster and music release in history to become the biggest entertainment product in the world.
New research from industry body, TIGA indicates growth of 27% for Scotland's games sector in 2016/17.
The global eSports market was worth $696 million in 2017 and is forecast to break $1.5 billion by 2020.
Steel Media, the epic team behind Pocket Gamer, is bringing it's BIG INDIE PITCH to Dundee on November 30. The event offers developers the opportunity to pitch their game ideas to a panel of experts (and what experts - see below...) A speed dating format, gives each developer four minutes with each panel, giving every... Continue Reading →
The UK Games Fund is inviting Scottish Games Network members (i.e. you lot) to join them - and a plethora of games development sector experts - at the exclusive Scottish premiere of the Tranzfuser documentary. The event takes place at the Dundee Contemporary Arts Centre on Friday 24th November, from 10:30am-12:00. It's free to attend, but space... Continue Reading →
The SGN is online after a few days off for some much needed maintenance. The new look isn't final. We're still playing with the theme and the pages and so forth, but we're live once more. It's been a rough few months. Seriously. Lots going on. Not much of it fun. We'll spill the beans... Continue Reading →
[This post is brought to you through our new syndication agreement with DIGIT.FYI, Scotland's digital technology news site...] The freedom of Grand Theft Auto, the massively-multiplayer elements of World Of Warcraft, the universe-spanning gameplay of Eve Online – with added AI-generated narrative, blockchain, crypto-currency and more. Could Gateway be the next generation of Scottish video game success? Despite its huge global... Continue Reading →
Let's be honest, the digital sector has a problem with diversity. In Scotland only 18% of the workforce are female. Female representation at board level is even worse. While progress is happening, more needs to be done to help women break through and achieve their full career potential. Enter Special Edition, a professional development programme designed... Continue Reading →
The nominations for the 2017 Develop awards have been announced, with seven Scottish companies in the running for awards. Glasgow-based studio No Code, creators of the critically-acclaimed The House Abandon & Stories Untold leads the charge with nominations in four categories. Dundee's Yo Yo Games, creators of Game Maker Studio follow with nominations in three categories,... Continue Reading →