2012 in review

How was your 2012?  Good?  Bad?  Indifferent?  Inexplicably awesome?  We may never know (unless you kept your friendly neighbourhood Scottish Games Network up to date with the latest, greatest news, releases and updates). The Scottish Games Network did quite well, thank you.  Lots of new views, lots of new friends, lots of great interest.  The... Continue Reading →

Introducing: Secret Lunch (and Shu)

The Prototype fund, administered by Abertay University has funded a number of companies, start-ups and new studios in the last several months.  The latest of these is Secret Lunch, a new game development team of former Mprof students from the university. The team has already worked on a number of titles across multiple platforms, including... Continue Reading →

Introducing: XBL Gamerhub

We're always delighted to hear from new companies working in and around the games sector here in Scotland.  We're pretty well in terms of developers.  At the last count - and with another couple still to be added to the site, we have 86 development studios in the country. Today's Introducing is different.  We were... Continue Reading →

Scotland – Mobile Tower Defence Capital Of The World…

It's Christmas.  So for games sites with less dedicated editorial staff and a surfeit of lovely news, it means that it's time for round-ups, top tens and lists of the best [x] game(s) of 2012, where [x] is a genre, platform, or sub set of those based upon the site's own focus. IGN is leading... Continue Reading →

Redefining Reading – Story Mechanics Signs Publishing Deal For The 39 Steps

Story Mechanics is a division of Tern Television.  For the last several months, the company has been working on a new project, with a very lofty goal - to create an entirely new form of digital entertainment, which bridges the gap between literature, gaming and film. Story Mechanics' first project is the classic The 39 Steps,... Continue Reading →

BAFTA In Scotland – New Talent Awards – Call For Entries

The BAFTA In Scotland New Talent Awards is the academy's competition for students and those working in the screen industries for the first time. The competition is unique and runs only in Scotland.  The 2012 awards were a huge success, with BAFTA delegates across the UK visiting Glasgow for the awards ceremony and commenting upon... Continue Reading →

Jam Spreads Over Whole Of Scotland

As we've mentioned in the recent past, the Global Games Jam is a 48 hour competition which challenges teams of developers to create a brand new, original game using whatever tools, hardware and platforms they so desire. It's a full on challenge, running continuously over two days and incorporates themes and bonus achievements for creating... Continue Reading →

Develop Magazine Publishes Scottish Regional Focus

In the most recent issue of Develop, the industry magazine for the creators of video games, there's a regional focus piece looking at the games sector in Scotland. The piece pulls in quotes from a number of companies, including Rockstar North, Tag, eeGeo, Denki and YoYo Games. The article explores the impact on the games... Continue Reading →

Cobra’s Storm In A Teacup – First Commercial Release For Raspberry Pi

Scotland has proven itself a pioneer once more.  Cobra in Dundee made history yesterday by releasing the first commercially available software for the astounding Raspberry Pi computer. The company's critically acclaimed Storm In A Teacup title joined popular free software applications on the Pi Store, such as Libre Office and Asterisk, as well as freely... Continue Reading →

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