The Physical Effects Of Audio In Gaming

GamaSutra has just posted a new piece of research commissioned by Euphonious and carried out by the team at Abertay's H.I.V.E. facility, which looks at how audio in games physically affects players. It's an interesting read.  Across the board, with very different types of game, players experienced heightened breathing and heart rates when playing games... Continue Reading →

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Dot Game – Out Now For Android

One of the new companies to be listed on the paranormally comprehensive Company Directory list is a new developer/publisher based in Paisley.  LinxOnline has just released its first title and bucking the trend of recent releases, it's for Android. Dot Game is pocket sized slice of retro gaming, which should take you straight back to... Continue Reading →

New Banner!

We have to thank the team at Neil Castle for their wonderful new banner.  It's the first unashamedly personal banner we've had for a while and it's nice to be able to support the indies out there. Thank you Neil, it reminds us of something, but we can't quite put our finger on it. You... Continue Reading →

Fund Shplem

Shplem is the BAFTA-nominated game, created in just 48 hours at the Scottish Game Jam, which took place at the start of the year.  As well as the BAFTA, the game won the best tech and best artwork awards at the jam. Now Team Shpleh has started a crowd-funding project to help them turn the... Continue Reading →

HubDub Raises New Funding Taking Total To $7M

Edinburgh-based games technology firm HubDub (which also has an office in Manhattan, fact fans,) has raised additional funding from its existing partners, taking the firm's total investment to $7,000,000. HubDub is the creator of FanDuel, the fantasy sports game, which allows players to bet (real) money on the outcome of sporting events. FanDuel focuses mostly... Continue Reading →

The Quest – BAFTA Nominated Puzzler – Out Now For iOS & Android

The Quest is a brand new original - and BAFTA nominated - puzzle game from the Guerilla Tea team.  A new twist (that's terribly clever, by the way) on the Rubik's cube mechanic, The Quest challenges players to guide the bold knight, Sir Steve, on an epic quest (so not just a clever name...) to... Continue Reading →

Developed By Chunk, Designed By Kids – Freewheelin’ – New For iOS & Android

There's a new App on the block - or should that be up on blocks - for your nearest Apple or Android device.  Freewheelin' was developed by Glasgow's Chunk Games, but the design was created by a team of three (aged 16 & 17) from Earlston High School (in the Borders, near Melrose, for those... Continue Reading →

Out Now – Word Crasher For iPad & Mac – New From Pixels On Toast

Pixels on Toast is the development studio set up by games genius Kevin Ng.  Based in Edinburgh, Pixels On Toast is the studio behind games including Kick Flick Football, the forthcoming Food Run and the newly released Word Crasher.  Or indeed the newly enhanced version for the latest iPad - Word Crasher Blitz. Billed as... Continue Reading →

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