Introducing – Proper QA

There's a new company in Scotland's growing firmament of gaming wonder.  It's not a development studio, but a company offering quality assurance and testing.  Proper QA is based in Edinburgh and is the branchild of CEO Nick Barrett. QA is one of those aspects of development which is often overlooked, or which many people outside... Continue Reading →

Intern Opportunities From Dundee University

An increasing number of games companies in Scotland are offering internships.  However it can be difficult to find people or ensure that the whole process is carried out fairly and offers benefit to both parties. Dundee University has started a graduate certificate programme, designed to help companies across Scotland find, utilise and reward interns in... Continue Reading →

Stand Up And Be Counted – Prove We Exist

Following on from the creative industries report, it's become clear that the 'computer games' industry in Scotland needs to take itself more seriously, make itself more visible and ensure we are included in any research. Here's your first chance.  Creative Skillset has commissioned a survey looking at the skills and experience required specifically within the... Continue Reading →

Twiddly Tilts & Sprouts For Five

Ladies and gentlemen, please say hello to a new member of the Scottishgames social collective of awesomeness.  Twiddly is an Edinburgh-based development studio, creating games for mobile. Their first game, Tilt & Sprout has just been updated to support Apple's sleek, shiny and geo-bewildered iPhone 5.  They're also the people behind our rather lovely new... Continue Reading →

Tag Nabs Amazon Exec Launches Hotel GB For Four

Last week was a busy week for Dundee's Tag Games.  A gentlemen by the name of Graham Chambers has just been appointed as the company's new head of global sales. Graham has years of experience within the entertainment sector, most recently as Amazon UK's head of Games & Software.  He was also the managing director... Continue Reading →

nWay – New Company From Realtime Worlds Founders

Inside Social Games has an exclusive interview with nWay, a new West Coast (as in USA) technology start-up created by names which will be familiar to many within the Scottish games industry. Tony Harman & Dave Jones are the CEO and CCO respectively, while COO Taehoon Kim ran Realtime's Seoul studio. nWay is working on... Continue Reading →

You Are In A Maze Of Twisty Little Passages, GCH, FDG, UF, Inc Mnstrs, Ghsts, Zmbs VGC

Interactive Fiction is alive and well and being written in Scotland.  Yes, the purest, most literate and graphically rich form of gaming has not died and been buried in an unmarked, unregarded grave, unmourned, dismissed and forgotten. If you're not 'au fait' (literally 'with brains') with Interactive Fiction, it's the old fashioned kind of game... Continue Reading →

TIGA Awards 2012 – Open For Entries

The Independent Game Developers Association, or TIGA to their chums (and it's pronounced 'tiger' - see the logo for confirmation) have announced the 2012 TIGA Awards.  They're open for entries. Many entries are open to everyone, not just members.  There are a huge range of categories covering everything from casual, social, online, debut, student and... Continue Reading →

Ludometrics Announces New Project (With Added Denki)

Ludometrics, as you may know, is an independent games company in Glasgow's rather cool Merchant City (the bit with the good pubs, restaurants and nice shops). We like Ludometrics. In the last year they've released Matching Set for iOS, football-based quiz title, Quizball and the forthcoming time management game, Pet Store Panic. They also created... Continue Reading →

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