Please Help – Next Generation Skills Academy Needs You

Please take two minutes to read this article - then share it with your friends and colleagues in the games industry... The Next Generation Skills Academy is carrying out a survey looking at diversity and equality within the games industry. They're looking for women working in the games sector to help by filling in a survey... Continue Reading →

OUT NOW – Bloons Monkey City

If a tree falls in a forest and nobody is there to hear it, does it make a sound? It's a philosophical imponderable of no small magnitude, which has kept the finest minds of the human race occupied for centuries.  It at once asks questions about the participation of an observer and the very nature... Continue Reading →

Event – Crowdfunding V Crowdlifting – Unlocking The Potential

Crowd-funding. It was awesome. It was the saviour of indie gaming. It was an over-hyped waste of time. It was a way for the unscrupulous to rip-off the gullible. It was only for the already successful. It was only good for very specific projects. It's... so over. Crowd-funding is still with us. It's being used... Continue Reading →

Terrier Studios Opens Office In Dundee And Angus College

As a growing number of colleges and universities offer games-specific courses, one of the biggest challenges for academic institutions is to forge the sort of relationships with industry which can benefit their students - and lead to employment for their graduates. Combined with the greatly reduced opportunities in games testing as a route into the... Continue Reading →

Outplay Celebrates 20 Million Mobile Game Downloads

Outplay has even more reason to celebrate the festive season this year. The company has just revealed that it's exceeded 20 million downloads of its mobile games. The company's portfolio of games is experiencing average downloads of around 32,000 per day across iOS and Android. Outplay's mobile games cover a broad spectrum of genres and... Continue Reading →

Game Creators Hit The List’s Hot 100

Every year, The List magazine produces it's Hot 100 list of the people who have contributed significantly to Scotland's cultural and creative year. In the 2013 list, the number 1 slot was awarded, collectively to Rockstar North, recognising the company's work on Grand Theft Auto. Simon Meek, the driving force behind Story Mechanics hit number 33,... Continue Reading →

Scottish Parliamentary Committee To Explore Impact Of Games Sector

The Scottish parliament needs YOU. The Scottish Parliament's Economy, Energy and Tourism committee has announced that it has launched an investigation into the economic impact of the creative industries in Scotland - using the country's games and film/television industries as key sectors. The committee will explore: The role of public sector agencies and the effectiveness... Continue Reading →

Scottish Games Network Boss Begs Scottish Newspaper To ‘Be Less Shit’

Following an astonishing unattributed article posted in last week's Edinburgh Evening News, Brian Baglow, director of the Scottish Games Network has invited the tabloid to 'consider what it's about', to 'perhaps join the rest of us in the 21st century' and to direct all of its efforts to becoming 'slightly less shit.' In the article,... Continue Reading →

OUT NOW – Dueling Wizards

Dueling Wizards is the latest release from Scotland's Cog Mobile. Based in Fife, the company develops apps and games for commercial partners. Dueling Wizards however is an original new title, which puts the player into the curly toed shoes of a hard-bitten, spell-slinging sorcerer, facing off against wicked wizards and assorted enchanted enemies. Players must... Continue Reading →

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