New research from industry body, TIGA indicates growth of 27% for Scotland's games sector in 2016/17.
The global eSports market was worth $696 million in 2017 and is forecast to break $1.5 billion by 2020.
[This post is brought to you through our new syndication agreement with DIGIT.FYI, Scotland's digital technology news site...] The freedom of Grand Theft Auto, the massively-multiplayer elements of World Of Warcraft, the universe-spanning gameplay of Eve Online – with added AI-generated narrative, blockchain, crypto-currency and more. Could Gateway be the next generation of Scottish video game success? Despite its huge global... Continue Reading →
Let's be honest, the digital sector has a problem with diversity. In Scotland only 18% of the workforce are female. Female representation at board level is even worse. While progress is happening, more needs to be done to help women break through and achieve their full career potential. Enter Special Edition, a professional development programme designed... Continue Reading →
The nominations for the 2017 Develop awards have been announced, with seven Scottish companies in the running for awards. Glasgow-based studio No Code, creators of the critically-acclaimed The House Abandon & Stories Untold leads the charge with nominations in four categories. Dundee's Yo Yo Games, creators of Game Maker Studio follow with nominations in three categories,... Continue Reading →
GamesIndustry.biz has just published it's first list of the top 100 most influential people in the games industry. Covering the AAA console sector, mobile gaming, indie games, eSports, retail & publishing, industry advocates/investors as well as those in PR and the media, the list offers an insight into the people who influence the games industry... Continue Reading →
Following another successful Game Developer Conference, Scottish Development International have passed on an opportunity from the show... Dolby Labs, the pioneering audio company is actively looking for game developers - especially those creating games or apps which utilise audio in new and interesting ways. According to SDI: Andy Vaughn, their Developer Relations Manager, advised that they... Continue Reading →
There's a brand new programme for games companies in Scotland to help them achieve greater success globally. Scottish Enterprise has partnered with Elevator, to launch an accelerator programme designed to help games companies grow internationally. The programme promises a variety of topics, events and help, including: Keynote sessions from international experts Workshops Monthly meet-ups (Glasgow,... Continue Reading →
Edinburgh-based Krotos, the company behind the Dehumaniser voice processor (awesome for making roars, screams, moans and other monster-type sounds for games, VR and animation...) has raised a 'six figure sum' in its most recent round of investment. The investment was led by Old College Capital, the investment arm of Edinburgh University and Leslie Benzies, the... Continue Reading →