Hot Air Bloon – New From Digital Goldfish

It’s an iPhone release frenzy this week for the Scottish development companies.  Digital Goldfish, the company behind the iPhone version of the smash-hit Bloons, has released the latest game in the franchise: Hot Air Bloon. …

FPS Trainer – New Company Offering ‘Online Games Coaching’

Play2Improve is a new company, based within Abertay University, which is focusing on using games technology to help people learn.  The company’s first project is an online coaching service called FPS Trainer. FPS Trainer offers …

New Xbox Dashboard Marginalising Indie Games?

The update to the Microsoft Xbox dashboard over the last week has caused concern in indie gaming circles.  Many developers worried that moving the Indie Games from the Games Store section to the new ‘Specialty …

Tag Games Invites You To Dinner (And Judges You Harshly)

In a week of frenzied game release activity, Tag Games announced the first title to come through its partnership with Channel 4. Come Dine With Me is the insanely popular cooking programme which challenges four …

Realtimeworlds – postscript

News surfaced on Twitter earlier today that the domain http://www.realtimeworlds.com has now been acquired and staked out by a domain hosting company. So it seems appropriate to link to an epitaph of the company, which …

Politicians Disagree Over Tax Breaks For Games – Live On TV…

…complete with basic errors and added Darth Vader.  The issue of tax breaks for the games industry refuses to disappear, despite being turned down by Chancellor George Osborne in his first budget, earlier this year. …

Realtime Worlds Administrator Continues To Distress

With nearly 200 employees losing their jobs, serious debt and a live game to sell, the liquidation of Realtime Worlds was never going to be pretty.  However, the actions of the company appointed as administrator, …

First Reviews Hit For Cohort’s ‘The Shoot’

Cohort’s first title for the PlayStation Move ‘The Shoot’ was released over the last few days.  It’s starting to pick up some critical attention.  The first review, from Digital Chumps said it “may very well …

Dynamo Scoops Herald Digital GAMES Award

This week saw the conclusion of the 2010 Scottish Herald Digital Business Awards, with Dynamo Games walking off with the Games trophy for their first Facebook title, Soccer Tycoon, with Cohort Studios commended for their …

YoYo Games Launches First iPhone App – Skydiver Mach II

YoYo Games has announced its first commercially available game for the iPhone.  Skydiver Mach II is a brand new title, out now on the Apple App Store. The launch marks YoYo’s first steps into the …