It promises to be a fairly difficult time for freelance workers moving forward. The creative industries run on self-employed people, but with businesses of all kinds concentrating on survival and their full-time staff, the work out there may be scarce, difficult to find and sporadic. So let's help the freelance community (disclosure, this includes your... Continue Reading →
Roykfern is a new point and click adventure game, being developed by Arrow Games in Dundee. Born out of the Honours project of co-founder, Calum Robb, Roykfern bills itself as a musical narrative adventure. Arrow Games is currently crowdfunding the game, looking for £50,000 for a full PC release. The campaign has over 40 days... Continue Reading →
Dundee studio Hyper Luminal Games is celebrating its most successful year yet, with the announcement that the studio has doubled both it's headcount and turnover in the last 12 months. In true games industry style, the Hyper Luminal team is celebrating by announcing a new recruitment drive, searching for programmers at all levels, a mid-level... Continue Reading →
FLEA is a brand-new, 'hard-as-nails' retro platformer for the Nintendo Entertainment System (NES). Created by Lowtek Games, the brain child of Alastair Low, a games artist based in Dundee, Flea has already reached it's funding goal of £4,000 on Kickstarter. The game promises players the opportunity to traverse inside and outside a 'great beast', collecting... Continue Reading →
Dundee's Abertay University has been ranked the best in Europe for its videogames degrees, for the sixth year in a row. The Princeton Review, which rates colleges and universities around the world, has rated Abertay as number one in Europe for its undergraduate games education and in the global top 10 for its postgraduate courses.... Continue Reading →
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 →
A new research report from UKIE and the BFI shows Scotland as the fourth largest cluster in the UK's video games industry, with Edinburgh and Dundee in the top 10 cities for game development.