Become a One Minute Mentor and Inspire the Next Generation

Part of Ukie’s push to help educate young people about careers in games, the One Minute Mentor programme is calling for anyone involved in the games industry to share a tiny chunk of wisdom about what they do and how they got there.

PlayAway: Jung In Jung and Paul Blackham

Sound of Light, a collaborative sound performance experience built for the Oculus Quest VR headset, is an example of not only how VR might help us to bridge that communication gap but also how it may facilitate us to communicate ideas and emotions that simply can’t be expressed to one another in a real world environment.

Weekly World News – 26/02/21

What’s that coming over the hill? Is it ten carefully curated pieces of news from across the videogames industry all gathered in one helpful location? Oh, what do you know, it is. Must be time for the Weekly World News already. What a treat.

Devices For All Wants Your Old Tech

With Devices For All, Ukie is asking the UK games industry to donate its old laptops and computers so they can be given a new home in schools up and down the country.

8-Bit Homebrew Bundle features Dundee’s Lowtek Games

Proof that no matter how strange your ideas are, there really is someone out there just like you, Lowteck’s Ally Low has announced that his modern NES game Flea is now available as part of 8-Bit Homebrew Bundle featuring three other anachronistic indie gems.

PlayAway: Dr Matthew Barr

“What is Game Studies?”, you might be asking. Well, luckily there’s a whole day of panels dedicated to that very question and much more at the PlayAway Festival, the first of which is chaired by our guest today, Dr Matthew Barr.

Videogame Jobs Scotland: February 2021

We’ve been on the blower to the country’s development studios, technology companies and employers and rounded up a steamy fresh batch of videogame job openings in Scotland.

Weekly World News – 19/02/21

What’s that coming over the hill? Is it ten carefully curated pieces of news from across the videogames industry all gathered in one helpful location? Oh, what do you know, it is. Must be time for the Weekly World News already. What a treat.

Game Gurus: Publishing

It’s easier than ever to publish your own game thanks to accessible platforms like itch.io, the mobile app stores and Steam Direct. However, many independent developers still see value in signing publishing deals to get their games off the ground. Should small and/or young studios still be looking to make publishing deals, or are they better taking their future into their own hands?

PlayAway: William Kavanagh

Why is it that some multiplayer games see an explosion of popularity at launch only to fizzle out six months later, while a select few seem to stick around indefinitely? William Kavanagh, who is a PhD student in Computer Science researching game balancing at the University of Glasgow, has a theory.

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