Scottish Companies Attend Mobile World Congress

Scottish Companies Attend Mobile World Congress

The Courier has helpfully pointed out that several Scottish companies are attending the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona this week.   It just lists the ones from Dundee and Fife however.

Outplay, Tag, YoYo and Zendit are all highlighted, though there are 21 Scottish companies attending the event.

From The Courier:

A contingent of 21 Scottish companies are attending theMobile World Congress (MWC) in Barcelona — a show that attracts more than 60,000 delegates including representatives of the world’s leading technology firms — with the support of Scottish Development International.

Developers Outplay EntertainmentTAG Games and Yoyo Games of Dundee will all be showcasing their latest developments along with Dunfermline-based Zendit, a company which provides a platform for multi-channel internet applications.

Yoyo Games founder Sandy Duncan, a former vice-president of XBOX Europe who worked with Microsoft for 17 years, said it was essential that Scotland’s digital gaming talent found the global recognition it deserves.

He said his company had picked up work at a recent trade fair in Hamburg and he was flying out to the Games Developer Conference in San Francisco immediately after the Spanish conference where Yoyo was to be an exhibitor for the first time.

He said: ”The best-kept secret within the games industry is how prominent the games industry is within Scotland. I met with a guy this week who sold his company to AOL (America Online) for £100m and he asked what we were doing in Dundee.

”I had to explain to him that Dundee was full of games people. Conferences help to explain to people that Scotland is pretty much the centre of British games industry.”

Among the major companies that will be at MWC next week are Qualcomm Ventures, HTC, Nokia, Orange, Microsoft and Intel Capital.

SDI chief executive Anne MacColl said: ”We know the skills, innovation and expertise Scotland has in mobile technology are world-leading.

You can read the whole article on the Courier website.  We’ll be sure to post the full list of companies just as soon as we find out who they are.

If you’re in Barcelona this week, why not send a quick show report into your friendly neighbourhood Scottishgames for a post-gig roundup?


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