“What is Game Studies?”, you might be asking. Well, luckily there’s a whole day of panels dedicated to that very question and much more at the PlayAway Festival, the first of which is chaired by our guest today, Dr Matthew Barr.
PlayAway: Ally Low - Lowtek Games. The SGN team talk to Ally about his passion for retro games and his work on dyslexia in gaming.
Why is it that some multiplayer games see an explosion of popularity at launch only to fizzle out six months later, while a select few seem to stick around indefinitely? William Kavanagh, who is a PhD student in Computer Science researching game balancing at the University of Glasgow, has a theory.
The connections players make with videogame characters are of great interest to Gabriel Elvery, an LKAS PhD funded researcher at the University of Glasgow. Elvery, who will be delivering a workshop at the upcoming Play Away Festival, is exploring how and why we become so attached to virtual worlds and their residents, and what we can learn from these interactions.
Our friends at Games Jobs Live are back with a series of events this month, kicking off with their first livestream of 2021.
Thinking about starting your own games company but aren't sure where to begin? You're not alone. Scotland has seven universities across the country producing games-related graduates. Almost every college is offering game development at HNC and HND levels. We have raw talent galore. However, starting a business is hard. Most people get into the games... Continue Reading →
Scotland has an astonishing new videogames taking place in February 2021. The Play Away Festival 2021 is a fortnight's festival of gaming from our friends at the Tinderbox Collective. Play Away is taking a different approach to gaming. Videogames have an incredible amount to offer the world beyond their huge commercial success. Gaming is now... Continue Reading →
Future Of Dundee Esports Arena Revealed - The costs, timescale and partnerships for the new 4000 seat esports arena in Dundee's waterfront have been revealed
Screen Facilities Scotland, the organisation which represents everything in Scotland's screen industry which isn't a production company, has officially launched Vision Scotland, it's first ever industry conference. Vision Scotland is a dedicated screen and media industry exhibition and trade event showcasing Scotland’s creative production, services, facilities, and professionals to the global industry - and because... Continue Reading →