…Are You Ready For The New Videogames Tax Breaks?

The government's tax breaks for the creative sector (including video games, television and animation) comes into effect in April 2013 The tax relief should make it simpler for game development studios to lessen the risk of producing new games and enable them invest more in staff, it should also help graduates and independent game developers... Continue Reading →

Game In Scotland 2013 – March 9th, Dundee

Breaking news from the front lines of the games event horizon, the 2013 Game In Scotland event is ON. The country's larges games recruitment fair takes place in Fat Sam's Nightclub, Dundee from 12pm-5pm on Saturday March 9th. If you're a student, a graduate, a freelancer, an industry veteran looking for a new position, or... Continue Reading →

Celtic Heroes Nominated For MMO Award

In 2012 it was all about Tower Defence, could 2013 be the year of the Massively Multiplayer Online game? Towards the end of last year, several companies in Scotland were nominated in several competitions (and end of year 'best of' lists), most of which focused on the 'tower defence' genre.  Cobra's iBomber Defense Pacific, Ninja... Continue Reading →

Lucky Frame’s Wave Trip. Wavy! Trippy! Fun!

Lucky Frame is back - with a brand new game.  After the awards, amazing reviews, nominations, plaudits, acclaim and general awestruck wonder that the company's previous title, Bad Hotel picked up, Lucky Frame has refused categorically to rest upon it's rainbow-hued laurels.  The steely-eyed outfit has instead forced it's development gnomes back down the software... Continue Reading →

Jamming in Diversity – The Trials and Tribulations of the Jam

Jamming isn’t the easiest of things. However you do it, undertaking a 48 hour journey to produce a game from conception to birth, isn’t easy and there are likely to be stumbling blocks along the way. The first of these is the brick wall that exhaustion causes. It’s just physically draining to work for long... Continue Reading →

Listen to your Heart – Global Game Jam brings an Audio Twist in 2013

As chief organiser Brian McDonald pressed play on the audio file you could see that everyone in the room wasn’t paying full attention. Only as the regular, pumping, sound of a heart-beat was heard throughout the room did the jammers taking place realise that this was it, this was the theme. Nothing added, nothing taken... Continue Reading →

Dare To Be Digital 2013 – The World’s Biggest Game Creation Competition – Now Open For Entries

Dare to be Digital is BACK for 2013.  If you're a regular visitor to the Scottish Games Network, then you'll know we're big fans of the competition (disclaimer: the good people at Dare regularly ask your editor to get involved in some way(s) - speaking, presenting, mentoring or hosting the awards.  We're very proud...) Dare... Continue Reading →

Food Run out today on iOS – Forget Meals on Wheels, Pixels On Toast serves up Eggs on Legs.

Out today on iOS, quirky platformer Food Run comes from Edinburgh based one-man-developer Pixels On Toast, also known as Kevin Ng. With Rockstar Games, EA and Warthog sitting happily on his CV, Ng formed Pixels On Toast in 2010 and produced titles WordCrasher and Kick Flick Soccer. Food Run is his follow up and we... Continue Reading →

Hunted Cow Releases Sequel To Best-Selling WWII Tank Game

Hunted Cow, the development studio and publisher based in Elgin, Scotland, has released it's latest title for Apple iOS devices.  Tank Battle: North Africa is the sequel to Tank Battle: 1944 which hit the app store in March last year. Tank Battle: North Africa is a hex-based, turn-based strategy game, in which the player takes... Continue Reading →

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