Developers in Creative England’s Top 50 Companies List

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 →

BFI Videogames Day 2018 Hits Edinburgh

The fourth annual BFI Videogames Day is coming to Edinburgh on June 14 2018.

Special Edition 2017 Launches – Helping Women In Technology Achieve More

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 Launches Mentoring Project To Encourage More Young Women Into Technology

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 →

BAFTA Guru Programme – Open For Applications

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 →

Light Bytes – Coming Soon – To Edinburgh, Dundee & Glasgow

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 →

Abertay University Team Win Award For Game About Sexual Consent

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 →

Rockstar Games Being Sued By Former Rockstar North Leader

Alongside ground-breaking, award-winning games, the one thing you can rely upon Rockstar Games for is drama. Once more, the company has delivered... News broke overnight that Rockstar Games and Sam and Dan Houser are facing a lawsuit from Leslie Benzies, the former head of the Rockstar North studio, the powerhouse behind the Grand Theft Auto... Continue Reading →

Insomnia Gaming Festival – Scotland – April 2016

Good news for gamers (and game developers), Insomnia is bringing it's mix of live gaming, eSports, live stage events, indie games and YouTubers to Edinburgh's International Conference Centre. Running from April 29th - May 2nd, Insomnia is expecting around 20,000 gamers, fans and families to watch live interactive stage shows, play a huge variety of games... Continue Reading →

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