Government Considering Abertay/Dundee University Merger

The University of Abertay in Dundee is something of an icon in the interactive world.  It has gained an enviable reputation over the last several years.  Not just in Scotland, or even the UK, but globally.  Abertay is producing talented graduates with the skills required within a rapidly evolving industry.  It also works closely nearly... Continue Reading →

Games Unpacked – New Development Tool For Kids – From Abertay & BAFTA – Using UNITY

As the information-dense headline might imply, there's a new game development tool on the block.  Aimed at a teenage audience Games Unpacked has been created by the University of Abertay, in conjunction with BAFTA, as part of the Young Game Designers competition. Games Unpacked has been built using Unity 3D and provides a framework for... Continue Reading →

Food Chain – New From Lava Level Games

Food Chain is the second game from the gentlemen at Lava Level Games.  A challenging, match-three puzzle title for iPhone and iPad (and shortly for Android phones n' tablets), Food Chain features Belly & Brain, the adorable characters who are the public face of Just-eat, the UK fast food and takeaway portal. Lava Level Games... Continue Reading →

Tag Games Expands

Tag Games is moving onwards and upwards, with a relocation into larger offices within the opulent Seabraes Yards, digital media hub in central Dundee. Providing the company with greater space, lovelier views and room for further expansion, Tag's new address is: Tag Games, West Wing 2nd Floor, Seabraes House, Greenmarket, Dundee, DD1 4QB. Yes, the West Wing.... Continue Reading →

Proper Games Receives Investment From Abertay Prototype Fund

Proper Games has received a £25,000 investment from the prototype fund, run and overseen by the University of Abertay.  The investment was announced by UK government minister for universities and science, David Willets, during a visit to the city. The Prototype fund is designed to invest directly in young, high-growth, creative companies, allowing them to... Continue Reading →

Scotland’s WeeWorld Featured In Wired Article

Glasgow's WeeWorld is sometimes overlooked in a round up of games and interactive companies within Scotland.  However, the company deserves a lot more recognition than it tends to receive, not least because of it's 50 million+ Weemees and focus on the younger, more casual end of the market. WeeWorld users can create their own avatar,... Continue Reading →

GTA IV Hits 22M Sales – Series Now At 114M In Total

If you were in any doubt whatsoever, that the Grand Theft Auto games are really quite popular, the latest sales figures should clear that right up. GamaSutra reports that in a presentation to a financial conference yesterday, Take 2's Strauss Zelnick revealed the lifetime sales for a number of the company's leading franchises. The most... Continue Reading →

Herald Digital Business Awards – Open For Entries

Another week, another awards.  This year's Herald's Digital Business Awards are now looking for entries in categories including The Best Use Of Mobile Technology, Best Digital Supplier, Best Consumer Experience, Best Game and, the all new Geek Of The Year. Dynamo Games, Hubdub and VEEMEE were among the winners at last year's enticingly glittering and... Continue Reading →

YoYo Games New Release – Pollushot – And Update on HTML5 Game Maker

YoYo's latest release, Pollushot, is a simple physics-based puzzler in which the player must use a slingshot to stop fiendish pirates polluting the skies and take them DOWN! Pollushot takes YoYo's multi-format strategy forward, with a simultaneous release on both iOS (with optimisation for the iPad 1&2) and Android devices.  The game features unlockable achievements... Continue Reading →

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