When asked if they thought game publishers should take a stance on societal issues, an overwhelming number of the 4000 players who took part in the Gamer Sentiment Study on Diversity and Inclusion said they were either neutral on the issue or in favour of it. Whatsmore, that sentiment held true across all demographics, regardless of race, gender identity, sexual orientation, or having a disability.
Games Go Guerilla? What does that even mean? Well, hopefully it's an event which will showcase some of Scotland's most interesting, innovative and intriguing indies - as part of the Beyond Festival.
TIGA has released new data indicating growth of 17% in employment within the games industry in Scotland between November 2018 and April 2020.
A new report from the Data-Driven Initiative (DDI) has highlighted the value of data to businesses working within the creative industries, and outlined a number of ways in which creators, practitioners and companies can use data more effectively. While the white paper is focused on the creative industries within the Edinburgh city and region deal... Continue Reading →
Make Your Games Business Better: Two new courses offering vital creative business skills to Scotland's freelancers, founders, startups and small businesses have launched. Find out more here.
It's not just playing videogames that's grown during the pandemic lockdown. Streaming has also benefitted with a huge rise in viewers. Market leader Twitch experienced 5 billion hours of viewing in only three months.
RPGLite is a free mobile game created by PhD students to help gather data into the way people play and learn games.
Help them out and try the game now - for Apple & Android phones (it's ad-free too!)
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 →
What role does data play in designing, developing and running the world’s leading videogames? Data science company Effini has partnered with InGAME, the innovation centre for games and media enterprise in Dundee, to discuss and debate this issue, as part of Data Fest 2020. Taking place on March 11th, in the heart of Dundee’s thriving... Continue Reading →
Scotland's space technology sector is one of the country's most exciting and innovative new industries. From microsat manufacturing and software to a growing number of space data companies and even rocket engine manufacturers, Scotland is developing a global reputation as a pioneer in the new era of commercial space exploration. Now the industry is looking... Continue Reading →