Minecraft XBLA Scoops Virgin Media Award

The Xbox Live version of the phenomenon which is Minecraft, walked off with the Best Downloadable Game of 2012 trophy at the Virgin Media Awards last week. Another trophy for the team at 4J Games.  Can it be long before they need a new office, with increased shelf space, or an increased number of window... Continue Reading →

Game In Scotland: Profiles – One Thumb Mobile

As part of our partnership with the Game In Scotland event (taking place in Dundee on March 9th, at Fat Sams in Dundee, fact fans...) we're going running a series of company profiles of the develops, studios and companies who are exhibiting, speaking and taking part this year. To that end, we're proud to present,... Continue Reading →

Reach For The Distant Star

Edinburgh's Blazing Griffin is hard at work on a reboot, remake, redux or reimagining on their turn-based space strategy game, Distant Star. The new version is due out in next next few months, but to help increase the galactic population and the audience for the game, the team at Blazing Griffin have made the original... Continue Reading →

Explore The Dark Places Inside A Cobra

Getting news and information out of a game developer can be slightly more difficult than prising a tiny bear cub away from a mummy polar bear.  Getting rare and esoteric materials like logos, photographs or screenshots can be worse. You might be an evil voodoo priest, planning to wreak mischief or discomfort upon the company.... Continue Reading →

Scotland Snubs Sony – No Developers Signed Up For PlayStation 4

At a glamorous and high profile event in New York City last night, Sony revealed the first details about it's much anticipated console, which it turns out will be called the PS4. The device itself was not shown, but the company highlighted many of the platform's next generation features including: 8 GB of unified memory,... Continue Reading →

Ruffian Reveal – No Crackdown 3, Tribal Towers Underway

It's been a while since we last heard from the team at Ruffian Games in Dundee.  A couple of ice ages at least.  So it was a pleasure to see some news and even mention of a new game from the company, yesterday afternoon. In a blog on the new Tribal Towers website, Ruffian's Billy... Continue Reading →

Glasgow Mobile Breakfast Returns For Another Helping of Croissants

WeeWorld is reviving it's Glasgow Mobile Breakfast meetups after a brief hiatus, opening it's conference room doors to a roundtable of developers and mobile businesses for discussion and debate on the stuff that matters to them. Past attendees, who have come from as far as Edinburgh and Dundee, will be familiar with the no holds... Continue Reading →

Denki Releases Exclusive Teaser For New ‘Destiny Killer’ Game

Halo Creator Bungie and publisher Activision caused controversy last week with the information-lite teaser for the new persistent world shooter, Destiny. Flirting with the world's media and treating potential players as pawns in a strange global drip feeding frenzy of marketing may work for two of the world's largest games companies, but it lacks a... Continue Reading →

TIGA Investigating Impact Of Piracy On Digital Developers And Publishers

Piracy has been a part of the games sector since the early days of the home computer revolution.  Things have moved on since the surreptitious trading of cassette tapes in school playgrounds.  The advent of mobile devices, digital distribution and online gaming have created new ways for developers and publishers to monetise their games -... Continue Reading →

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