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Autonauts, the robot-based colonise-em-up developed by Denki & published by Curve, has picked up the 2020 BAFTA Scotland Game Award trophy at last night's virtual ceremony.
We all love an award ceremony: the glamour, the drama, the bit where someone reads the wrong name - and who doesn’t like winning prizes? Perhaps the real value of award shows however, in the world of games anyway, is the annual chance to take a look backwards in an industry that’s always hurtling ahead. We can celebrate our achievements, sure, but we can also take stock of things and dig into just what goes into making award-worthy projects. This was the sentiment behind BAFTA Scotland’s recent Game Design event, which hosted a candid discussion between some of the personnel from this year’s nominees for the BAFTA Scotland Game Award.
Entries have now opened for the 11th BAFTA Young Game Designers (YGD) competition. Inspiring the UK’s future game makers, and celebrating new gaming talent, the competition, gives young people (from ages 10-18) the chance to design or make their own game.
The nominees for the 2020 TIGA Awards have been announced, with several Scottish titles and companies up for awards.
The Queen's birthday honours list was published a few days ago, with our very own Chris van der Kuyl receiving a CBE (or Commander of the Order of the British Empire) for services to the economy. A CBE comes in third place in the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire, just behind the GBE... Continue Reading →
Two Scottish games technology companies have made it to the Scotland Tech 50 - a list of the country's top tech firms. Speech Graphics (16) and Krotos (40), both based in Edinburgh, have made the list, which was created by a panel of business experts, as well as a public vote on the shortlist. Created... Continue Reading →
Yaldi Games, a new game development studio has claimed the Converge Creative Challenge prize at the 2020 Converge awards. Elena Höge, a Design and Digital Media Masters graduate from the University of Edinburgh, and the founder of Yaldi, won the award for its first title, Wholesome, an original new game which focuses on foraging real-world... Continue Reading →
Three well-known figures in Scotland's videogames sector have been nominated in the Game Dev Heroes 2020 competition. Korina Abbott, Nick Barret and Phil Harris are now in the running for the competition which recognises individual achievement within the videogames sector, with winners announced in October 2020.