The Royal Mail is issuing a new set of video games special stamps for 2020 featuring some of the most iconic games to have been developed in the UK in the 1980s and 1990s. Dundee's legendary DMA Design features prominently, with a 1st class Lemmings stamp as part of the collection, alongside much loved games... Continue Reading →
Dave Jones, founder of DMA Design and the man behind games including Grand Theft Auto, Lemmings and Tanktics has been named number one, in the Herald's list of 50 Scots who changed the world.
We'll just leave this here... 11 games-related developers and businesses have been named in the fourth [our emphasis - SGN] annual Creative England 50 showcasing some of the UK’s [also our emphasis] top companies in the creative industries. The list covers the games, film, TV and digital media sectors. This year’s cohort has been selected for telling... 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 →
Girl Geek Scotland needs your help... Diversity is an ongoing issue in the technology sector. According to recent research, women make up only 18% of the digital technology workforce. That's terrible. One of the mains reasons for this is female uptake in computing science subjects and interest in technology careers is low - even at high school.... Continue Reading →
Applications are now open for the 2017 BAFTA Guru programme. BAFTA Guru puts people with up to a year's experience in the film, TV or games sectors in front of a range of industry professionals, for coaching mentoring and 1-2-1 meetings. For just £40 (and hardship bursaries are available) you get two days of meetings... Continue Reading →
Illustration for LIGHT BYTES an event for Creative Edinburgh and Creative Scotland by Want Some StudioCreative Edinburgh, Creative Dundee and We Throw Switches are joining forces to run three informal mixer events called Light Bytes. These will include networking, micro talks, panel discussion and the opportunity to play with technology. The project was initiated by... Continue Reading →
A team of students from Abertay University has received an award for a video game focusing on the issue of consent in sexual relationships. Sonder Games won the People’s Choice Award for their game After Party, at this year’s Games4Health competition at the University of Utah. Sonder Games was one of nine award winners out of 121 teams in the competition. Alongside... Continue Reading →