Last Chance – Free Attendance At UNITE 2014 UNITY Conference

Unite is an annual conference for all things Unity related, based in Seattle, USA from the 20th - 22nd August 2014.  As part of their partnership with Honeycomb – Creative Works ScreenHI (the company behind the Moray Game Jam and Go North) can offer one place to a Highlands and Islands individual (see T&C's below) working in the... Continue Reading →

Richard LeMarchand Leads ProtoPlay Line Up

Richard Lemarchand, Lead Game Designer on all three Uncharted games, will lead the line-up at Dare ProtoPlay, Scotland’s biggest video games festival. Dare ProtoPlay, which is organised and run by Abertay University, champions the very best in digital creativity and innovation, from the 15 student games created for the Dare to be Digital game design... Continue Reading →

Scotland’s Computer Games Journal Acquired By Springer

The Computer Games Journal. the academic paper focused on issues specific to the global video games industry, which was created and run from Scotland, has been acquired. The new owner is the prestigious, Springer Science & Business Media LLC on of the world's leading academic publishers. A purchase agreement contract was signed yesterday, by the editors-in-chief of The... Continue Reading →

This Weeks Stats

Introducing a new feature. This week's most popular posts. This also includes page visits to the company directory, jobs page, etc... Enjoy! Top Posts (the past week) Company Directory 290 views Pixel Blimp Wins Place On Microsoft Accelerator Programme 199 views One Week Left For Games Companies To Apply To Challenge Fund 162 views JOBS 126 views European Commission... Continue Reading →

Versus Scotland Bringing eSports Smackdown To GES

Visitors to October's Game Expo Scotland will be able to compete head-to-head in games such as Mario Kart 8, Tekken Tag Tournament 2, Ultimate Marvel vs Capcom 3, and recent indie hit Gang Beasts, thanks to an agreement between GES and Versus Scotland (the country's leading fighting game community). Visitors will be able to choose from: The... Continue Reading →

One Week Left For Games Companies To Apply To Challenge Fund

Creativity is big business in the UK. According to recent research, one in every 12 new jobs in the UK are now found within the creative economy, with the UK games industry playing a major part in the success. That’s why there’s never been a better time for games companies to apply for co-investment in skills,... Continue Reading →

European Commission Issues New Free To Play Guidelines

If the headline didn't grab you, dealing as it does with filthy money, horrid free-to-play games and the words 'European Commission', then the actual content of the new ruling will. Following numerous complaints regarding the marketing and promotion of games categorised as 'free to play', the EC has created a new common position for companies... Continue Reading →

Pixel Blimp Wins Place On Microsoft Accelerator Programme

Dundee's Pixel Blimp, the team behind games including Wee Paper Planes and more recently, the fiendishly difficult Free The Network, has won a place on Microsoft Venture's accelerator programme. The programme is an intensive fourteen week workshop, located in London. Twelve companies have been chosen to take part, with the goal being the opportunity to pitch... Continue Reading →

Coming Soon – Alien Creeps TD

Dundee's Outplay has a new game in production. Alien Creeps TD is a classic tower defence game, in which players must defend the Earth against ravening hordes of heavily-armed, or possibly heavily-tentacled alien warriors, bent upon destruction and conquest. Earth forces are not unarmed themselves. Players command an arsenal of weaponry, created by mankind for... Continue Reading →

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