The British Esports Association, in partnership with the College Development Network (CDN), is hosting the first Esports in Education Conference Scotland this March. The conference has been designed to encompass all sectors of the Scottish education system. The conference will take place on Wednesday 24th March 2021 via Zoom. This will feature both a morning... Continue Reading →
“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.
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.
The connections players make with videogame characters are of great interest to Gabriel Elvery, an LKAS PhD funded researcher at the University of Glasgow. Elvery, who will be delivering a workshop at the upcoming Play Away Festival, is exploring how and why we become so attached to virtual worlds and their residents, and what we can learn from these interactions.
Scotland has an astonishing new videogames taking place in February 2021. The Play Away Festival 2021 is a fortnight's festival of gaming from our friends at the Tinderbox Collective. Play Away is taking a different approach to gaming. Videogames have an incredible amount to offer the world beyond their huge commercial success. Gaming is now... Continue Reading →
Queer Me, or The Queer Games Library, is a new digital game library and archive, which will curate video games which offer the opportunity to explore diverse gender and sexuality expressions, or a queer perspective through play.
Future Of Dundee Esports Arena Revealed - The costs, timescale and partnerships for the new 4000 seat esports arena in Dundee's waterfront have been revealed
Abertay University and Dundee-based game developer Pocket Sized Hands are working together to apply video game technology to the farmyard.
Kickstarter is a great way to raise money to fund projects such as video games. Because of this developers often use the site as a way to get the ball rolling for their latest title. Throughout the past few months, several Scottish developers have proven crowd funding is still a viable option for smaller developers.... Continue Reading →
The University of the Highlands and Islands is collaborating with Mesomorphic, a Shetland-based software company, to develop Algorismus, a game to boosts young people’s maths skills. Students and staff from Moray College (home of the Moray Game Jam - the UK's most northerly jam...) will work with Mesomorphic to create Algorismus, which will help students... Continue Reading →