Scottish Games Week Is A Finalist In The 2023 MCV/Develop Awards

Scottish Games Week Is A Finalist In The 2023 MCV/Develop Awards

Scottish Games Week 2022 has been nominated in the Best Event Category at the 2023 MCV/Develop Awards.

The MCV/DEVELOP Awards celebrate talent, innovation and excellence within the UK videogames industry, bringing together people from across the country that are working across the games ecosystem.

The 2022 Scottish Games Awards Winners  - 2023 MCV/Develop Awards Finalist

The 2023 awards will also celebrate the 25th anniversary of the first publication of The Market for Home and Computer Video Games (which is what MCV actually stands for…) in September 1998. The winners will be decided by a combination of a panel voting and a public vote – which opens in the near future.

The awards ceremony takes place in London on May 11th 2023.

Scottish Games Week faces some stiff competition from some of the UK’s biggest and most well-established games events.

The finalists in the events category are:
  • WASD
  • Scottish Games Week
  • Insomnia Gaming Festival
  • Develop:Brighton
  • Pocket Gamer Connects (PGC) London
  • London Games Festival
  • EGX
Brian Baglow, the founder and director of Scottish Games Week – and the Scottish Games Network – said:

We were stunned to find that our first ever event made it as a finalist in the MCV/Develop Awards. Scottish Games Week 2022 was a hugely ambitious project, which aimed to pull together all of the participants within the wider games ‘ecosystem’, from developers and publishers, to educators, academics, politicians and the public sector in a week-long programme of events, across the whole of Scotland.

We delivered every part of that programme, pulling in global Scots and industry pioneers, as well as local talent and celebrating up-and-coming talent in the first-ever Scottish Games Awards. It was an asotnishing week and the response showed a huge appetite for more games events in Scotland.

We’re now deep into the planning for Scottish Games Week 2023, which will deliver an equally ambitious programme, which we want to make even more inclusive, collaborative and playful, with help from the whole games ecosystem across Scotland.

I have to thank the whole Scottish Games Network team for all of their hard work and creativity in delivering SGW22, as well as our partners, sponsors and supporters across the whole of the UK. We truly could not have done it without you.

We would like to wish every finalist the very best of luck. I’ve been to many of the other events in the list and they’re all incredibly well organised, creative, fascinating and fun. Just being alongside them is incredible.

We’ll have more news about Scottish Games Week 2023 in the very near future.

We’d also like to extend our congratulations – and good luck – to our friends at Neon Hive, the Glasgow-headquartered PR and marketing agency, which is also a finalist in this year’s competition.

The 2023 MCV/Develop Awards cover every aspect of the UK games industry, from recruitment and QA, to audio and accessibility. You can find the complete list of finalists for this year’s competition on the MCV/Develop website.

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