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.
Monstrum 2, the procedurally-generated survival horror game from Dundee's Team Junkfish beat off the challenge from 14 other UK developers, including Codemasters, UsTwo and fellow Scottish studio Amicable Animal, to win the UK Game of the Show last night.
Two Scottish indie games: SOLAS and Monstrum 2 are nominees in tonight's UK Game of the Show competition, which kicks off at 6pm. Please watch and vote. May the best game win!
Nominations have opened for the Women In Games Awards 2020. The competition celebrates and highlights the incredible work being done by women across the UK, with categories covering everything from development and technical roles, through to business, journalism and mentoring.
Two Scottish developers - Amicable Animal and Junkfish have had games nominated in the UK Game of the Show award, which takes place at this year's Gamescom event. They take their place alongside titles such as Dirt 5, from the legendary Codemasters and developers such as UsTwo, the company behind the multiple award-winning Monument Valley.... Continue Reading →