Highland Games – Develop Does Scotland…

Develop Magazine has published a week of features examining and exploring the games sector in Scotland, kicking off with a provocative piece of editorial asking if Scotland could become the next Finland? Scotland is a nation that potentially faces major political changes this year, but how will that affect the region’s impressive output of video... Continue Reading →

European Commission Approves Tax Relief For UK Games Industry

After years of campaigning, outreach, advocacy and explaining things patiently to various governments, parliaments and public sector bodies, the European Commission has finally approved the games production credit scheme. From April, companies across the UK will be able to apply for tax relief on the production of games which pass a cultural test. The test... Continue Reading →

OUT NOW – The Quest (Redux)

The team at Guerilla Tea are clearly not people to lounge around, resting on their laurels, sipping rum-based cocktails.  Mere weeks after the company launched the Cancer busting game, Genes In Space: Play To Cure, it is launching a redeveloped version of their first (BAFTA nominated) game, The Quest. It's rather lovely. The goal is to... Continue Reading →

Lub Vs Dub Wins BAFTA New Talent Award

The BAFTA New Talent awards is an annual competition for people who have just begun their careers in the screen industries, or who have released their first work.  The competition is open to students, graduates and newcomers of all shapes and sizes. This year's competition saw three very different games entered for the competition, one... Continue Reading →

Tsumanga Judges Ayrshire High Schools Games Development Competition

Glasgow's Tsumanga Studios acted as the judge in a game creation competition between high schools in Ayrshire last week. Thirteen schools took part in the competition and prizes on offer included: Most Playable game Best Graphics Best Design Best Commercial Potential Best Use of Technology There were £50 Amazon vouchers on offer for each category. Graeme... Continue Reading →

Introducing – M0B1US

Mental Universe has announced it is working on a brand new title, which is being designed, developed and released in only three weeks. M0B1US (pronounced “mobius”) is an arcade endless runner, but with a twist. Instead of running in a single direction, in M0B1US you run along the bottom of your screen... before running up the side, along... Continue Reading →

OUT NOW – Monster Legacy

Outplay's latest release is the terrifyingly titled Monster Legacy.  It's a brand new title for iOS devices, in which players must explore secret dungeons, solve puzzles, capture a menagerie of monsters (the game promises over 100) and the use them to battle opponents. Monster Legacy has been covered and featured by a number of leading mobile... Continue Reading →

YoYo Games And Sony Announce Game Maker For PlayStation

YoYo Games, has announced a strategic partnership with Sony to bring PlayStation support to their flagship Game Maker technology. This will enable Game Maker: Studio users to create and publish games for the PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4 and PlayStation Vita consoles. The GameMaker: Studio open beta for licensed PlayStation developers is available now. GameMaker: Studio’s... Continue Reading →

Company Profile: Mental Universe

Name of company: Mental Universe Date founded: 4th December 2012  Location: Glasgow Founder: Adriaen Alexander Number of employees: 5 Contact: info@mentaluniverse.co.uk Facebook: http://facebook.com/TheMentalUniverse Twitter: http://twitter.com/TheMentalU YouTube: http://youtube.com/user/TheMentalU LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/company/mental-limited Google+: https://plus.google.com/102354904617846144915/   Background of founder: A self-taught graphic designer with extensive experience in the outdoor advertising sector. Following 3 years of working abroad as an entertainer,... Continue Reading →

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