Compendium Of Interest – Turing & Technology & The World Of Tomorrow

A week ago, the second Turing Festival took place in Edinburgh.  The inaugural event in 2011 was astonishingly good.  Diverse, eclectic and expert, it pulled in speakers and participants from a huge range of disciplines and, almost uniquely, seemed to focus on a speaker's ability and knowledge, rather than job title or employer. I spent... Continue Reading →

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Act Like A Total Cu*t With Two Monocle Games

If the weary burden of everyday life, personal decision making and taking responsibility for the hopeless mediocrity of your unexceptional, talentless little life is getting you down - or if you're a Hollywood A lister with pots of money and an increasingly anxious partner - then perhaps you should consider seeking guidance. Yes, guidance.  From... Continue Reading →

Lurching Horror Of Zombie Flick Fun For Dynamo & Black Camel

Outpost Defense, the latest iOS release from the team at Dynamo Games has been created on conjunction with Scottish film production company Black Camel Pictures. Based on the newly released movie: Outpost II: Black Sun, which was released last weekend at Fright Fest, the game is part of a whole transmedia experience which features Nazi Zombies.  Thousands... Continue Reading →

Denki’s New Game – Save The Day – Now LIVE!

Denki has been a little quiet since the release of Quarrel on Xbox Live.  The company has been up to *something*, but nobody has really been sure what it is... At yesterday's Turing Festival gaming futures event, Managing Director Colin Anderson revealed exactly what the company has been up to.  Denki is working with browser-based... Continue Reading →

Exhibiting At A Festival – Lessons For Indie Developers

After a jaunt to the frozen North, visiting the far frontier of UK games development, we return with a guest post from the astonishingly resilient Colin Riley (aka @Domipheus) who took part in the first ever Dare to be Digital Indie Showcase at this year's Protoplay event.  We say resilient because Colin ran his entire... Continue Reading →

Games And Gift Culture

You may remember that Scottishgames recently introduced Steve Hammond into the fray as a guest columnist, giving you insightful and surprising tidbits into the Scottish game industry's origins. We've also had the wonderful Phil Harris reporting from this year's Edinburgh Interactive, reporting the gig like you were actually there! Now we add a new guest... Continue Reading →

Bad Hotel Good Game

We are, of course, entirely objective here at Scottishgames.  We love all of the developers and games companies in Scotland without favouritism or preference. There are a few companies though, who do get us quite excited when we hear they're working on a new game.  We were lucky enough to see Bad Hotel in development, during an... Continue Reading →

Digital Spark – Intellectual Property Event

Digital Spark is a new event, it ran for the first time in Dundee last year under the auspices of Abertay University and pulled in a very worthy set of speakers. The event is back for 2012 and is building upon the success of the last year.  Digital Spark promises to explore the whole area... Continue Reading →

Wrestling Manager Receives Major Update

More muscles, more sweat, more grappling, grabbing, trash talking, chair slamming, pile driving, masks, trunks, mullets and MAYHEM.  Yes, Wrestling Manager, the inaugural title from Serious Parody has been updated and iterated and improved and adds more moves, modes and umm, mayhem than EVER BEFORE... Wrestling Manager has been tweaked, updated and changed based on... Continue Reading →

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