Introducing Brain Dead Ape

Ladies and gentlemen, please give a very warm Scottishgames type welcome to the team at Brain Dead Ape.  A development studio with one foot in the world o' games and another in traditional software development, Brain Dead Ape is working in the mobile (iOS and Android) markets, as well as the rapidly growing gamification and... Continue Reading →

Ruffian Revealed – New Job Listings Hint At Major New Titles

Speculation is rife on the games-related corners of the Internet that Ruffian, the development studio behind Crackdown 2, is up to something brand new and fascinating. A number of jobs listed on Ruffian's website mentions 'a number' of projects for 'some of the biggest publishers in the games industry'. There is, as yet, no confirmation... Continue Reading →

Hide And Seek Creating New Years Games For Edinburgh

New Years Day in Edinburgh tends to be either a) a lot of fun or b) really very very quiet, depending upon how the participant spent the previous evening. However, January 1st 2012 promises to be something quite different and a little bit special thanks to conceptual game hypothesists Hide & Seek.  H&S has been... Continue Reading →

Now Recruiting – Red Radiant Media

Development studio and augmented reality experts Red Radiant Media is recruiting.  The company is looking for contractors across all roles, with options to extend the role and possibly join the team. We've not covered RRM before, so who is this new studio?  According to the company: Red Radiant Media is based in sunny Dundee, Scotland.... Continue Reading →

£100K Games Funding Competition Launched

There's a brand new game development competition in town.  Well, the UK.  TIGA, the Independent Game Developers Association is launching the competition today, with backing from Abertay University's Prototype Fund.  It was officially announced by creative industries minister Ed Vaizey at this week's NESTA investment conference. All clear so far?  Excellent.  Here's the actual detail... Continue Reading →

IGDA Scotland – Dundee Meeting – November 30th

The November IGDA Scotland meeting has been booked, scheduled and reserved.  This month's meeting take place in Dundee, at the University of Abertay's Hannah MacLure Centre, on November 30th at 7pm. Entrance is free, but space is limited, so you need to register to secure your place.  The monthly meetings have proven very popular, with... Continue Reading →

Take A Bow

When the all new Scottishgames.net was launched, we thought long and hard about how to offer something new, fresh, zesty, delightful and useful to the individuals, companies, studios and games out there.  One idea was to shun the idea of a static banner/logo for the site and instead invite contributions from all and sundry. To... Continue Reading →

Outplay’s Word Trick Gets Wordier, Trickier And Even More Social

Outplay Entertainment is the new social/casual/mobile games publisher founded earlier this year by Doug and Richard Hare.  Since the company was launched in February, it's had its head down, working away, recruiting staff and creating several original new games. The first of these, Word Trick, was released several weeks ago and has just received a... Continue Reading →

BAFTA In Scotland Award Winner – Quarrel

The 2011 British Academy Awards Scotland were here in central Glasgow last night.  Alongside a veritable who's who of glamorous talent and fabulous celebrities, the awards recognised the best games created in Scotland. Three companies were nominated for the award.  Cohort Studios (for Me Monstar, Hear Me Roar!), Cobra (for iBomber Defense) and Denki (for... Continue Reading →

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