The full speaker lineup for next month's Designing With Data: The Future of Videogames event has been announced. The keynote presentation will be from Dr Luke Dicken, the Director of Applied AI at Zynga, where he leads a team driving innovation at the intersection of AI, Analytics, Game Development and Computational Creativity. Luke’s long term... Continue Reading →
What role does data play in designing, developing and running the world’s leading videogames? Data science company Effini has partnered with InGAME, the innovation centre for games and media enterprise in Dundee, to discuss and debate this issue, as part of Data Fest 2020. Taking place on March 11th, in the heart of Dundee’s thriving... Continue Reading →
A new research report from UKIE and the BFI shows Scotland as the fourth largest cluster in the UK's video games industry, with Edinburgh and Dundee in the top 10 cities for game development.
Scottish games technology company DeltaDNA has been bought by gaming giant Unity Technologies, for an undisclosed sum. According to Unity, DeltaDNA will continue to operate as a separate entity, providing analytics, player management tools and 'live ops' to developers on a global basis. DeltaDNA, which started life as Games Analytics, is already used by many... Continue Reading →
The Scottish Games Network, Creative Scotland and Scottish Enterprise are working together to produce the first ever entirely comprehensive survey of Scotland's games industry.
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 →
Excellent new today from analytics and game personalisation platform deltaDNA. The company has secured an additional $3 million in Series A second round equity funding, taking the company's total investment to date to $5 million. The latest round of investment has been secured through deltaDNA’s existing investors Par Equity, STV Group plc and the Scottish... Continue Reading →
How many games companies are there in the UK? How many programmers? Are artists getting the training they need? How are people actually getting into the industry? Is QA still a valid way into a company? How about the demographics of the people making games? Is it still a male dominated industry? Is the gender... Continue Reading →
Ladies and gentlemen, we work in an industry which suffers from a lack of research and hard data. The size of the games industry in the UK is not yet clear, the number, type and genre of releases from UK companies is not captured and attempts to put the games sector in context with the... Continue Reading →