90 million copies sold. $6 billion in revenue. It's official. GTA V, created in Scotland, has beaten every other video game, Hollywood blockbuster and music release in history to become the biggest entertainment product in the world.
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.
Steel Media, the epic team behind Pocket Gamer, is bringing it's BIG INDIE PITCH to Dundee on November 30. The event offers developers the opportunity to pitch their game ideas to a panel of experts (and what experts - see below...) A speed dating format, gives each developer four minutes with each panel, giving every... Continue Reading →
[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 →
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 →
Xpo North, the creative industries festival which takes place in Inverness in June, is looking for games. For the last several years the festival has featured a 'gaming playground', an opportunity for developers to exhibit and demonstrate their new games. Space is provided free and the festival will recompense travel expenses and offer accommodation in Inverness... 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 →