OUT NOW: This Way Down – New From Ludometrics

Gravity, as the old saying goes, is a myth.  The earth sucks.  Unless you're in one of the more progressive southern states of the USA, where gravity is still very much a theory and has to be taught alongside the concept of intelligent falling. One rather natty feature of intelligent falling is that it can... Continue Reading →

Develop Names 100 Hot European Start-Ups

Develop magazine has produced a list of the 100 most exciting start-up companies in the European video games industry. Five Scottish companies make the list: Guerilla Tea, Quartic Llama, Space Budgie, Stormcloud and Swallowtail Games are noted for their work to date, awards received, download numbers and general air of being on the verge of... Continue Reading →

Company Profile: Pixel Blimp

Name of company: Pixel Blimp Ltd. Date founded: January 2013 Location: Dundee Founders: Isaac Howie Brewerton, Jordan Brent Morris   Website: http://www.pixelblimp.co.uk Youtube: youtube.com/pixelblimp Facebook: facebook.com/pixelblimp Twitter: twitter.com/pixelblimp LinkedIn: linkedin.com/pixelblimp   Background of founders: Zak and Jordan met each other during their first year of study on the Game Design Production Management (GDPM) course at... Continue Reading →

Horror Games Kickstarter – Now With Added Maize

There's a new Kickstarter project promising to create the ultimate documentary on the horror game genre. Playing With Fear is a project from Anthony Carpendale which will dissect the art, craft and community of horror games. The documentary promises to explore a wide range of games, both classic and forthcoming, from Silent Hill, 7th Guest... Continue Reading →

OUT NOW – Monster Force 5 New From Denki

The fair trade, rainforest certified, organically fed and free range Oompa Loompas at Denki's digital toy factory have clearly been inspired recently.  The company has announced one new game, Monster Force 5, has just hit the market, with another, as yet undisclosed project lurking in the wings. Monster Force 5 is a new, original Denki... Continue Reading →

Chunk Reveals New Project For Cbeebies Series

Topsy & Tim: Fun Around The House, Chunk's latest project is out now.  The game is based on a brand new TV series for kids, which is in turn based on the well-loved Topsy & Tim books, first released in the 1960s. Chunk worked with Darrall Macqueen, the independent television  production company behind the series... Continue Reading →

NOW HIRING – Ruffian Games

We've just added several new contract programming positions from the team at Ruffian Games in Dundee. If you've not come across Ruffian before, they're the team behind Crackdown 2 and a whole slew of Kinect games including Kinect Star Wars, Kinect Nike+ Training, Kinect Playfit and Kinect Sesame Street Season 2. There's no word on... Continue Reading →

Zapcoder Raises £75K From Creative Scotland

It's always gratifying to hear about projects in the interactive media sector which receive support from Creative Scotland.  Yet it's surprising when the project in question is a technology company rather than a content creator.  Even more surprising when it's a company we've not yet covered on the Scottish Games Network... Yesterday however, Zapcoder in... Continue Reading →

Microsoft Mobile Accelerator – Venue Announced – Spaces Available

Microsoft has confirmed that the venue for next month's Mobile App Accelerator Camp (MAAC) will be the Dovecot in central Edinburgh. The MAAC is a one day workshop which promises to teach developers everything required to create a professional, polished and successful application, as well a creating a chance to be accepted for AppCampus. Places... Continue Reading →

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