£20M Business Innovation Funding Call

Innovate UK has launched a competition to encourage UK businesses to help innovate and address critical issues around the Covid19 pandemic.

Help The UK Games Industry Fight Covid19

Some of the UK's leading developers have joined forces with the Department of Culture Media and Sport to include essential health messages to players across the country. Games created in the UK, including Candy Crush Saga, Sniper Elite 4, DiRT Rally 2.0 and Farm Heroes now carry the information: Stay at Home, Protect the NHS,... Continue Reading →

Freelancers Wanted

It promises to be a fairly difficult time for freelance workers moving forward. The creative industries run on self-employed people, but with businesses of all kinds concentrating on survival and their full-time staff, the work out there may be scarce, difficult to find and sporadic. So let's help the freelance community (disclosure, this includes your... Continue Reading →

Roykfern Needs YOU!

  Roykfern is a new point and click adventure game, being developed by Arrow Games in Dundee. Born out of the Honours project of co-founder, Calum Robb, Roykfern bills itself as a musical narrative adventure. Arrow Games is currently crowdfunding the game, looking for £50,000 for a full PC release. The campaign has over 40 days... Continue Reading →

Miniclip Acquires Eight Pixels Square From Outplay

Miniclip, the Swiss-based online games portal, has acquired mobile games studio Eight Pixels Square, from Outplay for an undisclosed sum. Founded in 2012 and acquired by Outplay in 2016, Eight Pixels Square is the developer behind numerous action titles including Sniper Strike: Special Ops (35m downloads), Raid HQ and Cartel Kings. Miniclip has enjoyed great... Continue Reading →

Why Doing Your Own Testing Can Cost Developers Dearly

For many developers - not just those in the games industry - the idea of paying someone to test software seems like an unnecessary luxury. Test-driven development, live patching and an office full of highly qualified coders can lead some businesses to make strange decisions about the real value of testing. In the first of... Continue Reading →

Hyper Luminal Doubles Headcount & Turnover

Dundee studio Hyper Luminal Games is celebrating its most successful year yet, with the announcement that the studio has doubled both it's headcount and turnover in the last 12 months. In true games industry style, the Hyper Luminal team is celebrating by announcing a new recruitment drive, searching for programmers at all levels, a mid-level... Continue Reading →

BAFTA Guru Live: Glasgow Games Programme

UPDATE: BAFTA GURU LIVE EVENTS HAVE BEEN CANCELLED Statement from BAFTA Scotland: We’ve come to the difficult decision to cancel our upcoming Guru Live Glasgow event on Saturday 28 March. We have been monitoring the advice from the government but as well as this, we have had to take into account speaker availability, attendance and... Continue Reading →

Designing With Data Event Reveals Full Speaker Lineup

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 →

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