Funding Competition Open To Edinburgh Digital Companies

Attention game developers and digital companies - especially (but not limited to) those in Edinburgh - Innovate UK (the organisation formerly known as the technology strategy board) is to invest up to £1 million in innovative research and development projects centred on the emerging cluster of digital media businesses in Edinburgh. The competition aims to stimulate the hotspot... Continue Reading →

YoYo Games Acquired For $16.4M

Dundee's YoYo Games, the creator of the popular Gamer Maker: Studio software has been acquired by PlayTech one of the world's leading creators of gambling software. In addition to  online gambling, PlayTech also offers a number of development tools and systems for creating online games. GameMaker: Studio will now join the company's portfolio of tools.... Continue Reading →

Event – Crowdfunding V Crowdlifting – Unlocking The Potential

Crowd-funding. It was awesome. It was the saviour of indie gaming. It was an over-hyped waste of time. It was a way for the unscrupulous to rip-off the gullible. It was only for the already successful. It was only good for very specific projects. It's... so over. Crowd-funding is still with us. It's being used... Continue Reading →

GTA V Is The UK’s Best-Selling Game, Like, EVER

Since GTA V came out last September, it's done rather well. Seven Guinness records broken. Enormous first day sales. A billion dollars generated in the first three days and apparently making more money than the entire global music industry in its first month. This was then complemented with a range of awards, trophies, prizes and... Continue Reading →

DeltaDNA Raises $3M In Second Round Funding

Excellent new today from analytics and game personalisation platform deltaDNA. The company has secured an additional $3 million in Series A second round equity funding, taking the company's total investment to date to $5 million. The latest round of investment has been secured through deltaDNA’s existing investors Par Equity,  STV Group plc and the Scottish... Continue Reading →

Engage Invest Exploit 2015

Every year Edinburgh University's Informatics Ventures runs an event called Engage Invest Exploit. It's aimed at start-up companies which are looking for finance, business partnerships, board members, smart money and possibly even a little exposure in Scotland's business and tech press. It's a great event. It pulls in a very wide range - and large... Continue Reading →

Innovate UK Creative And Digital Meetup

Here's another event you should be seriously considering... Date: Thursday 13th November 2014 Location: Codebase, Argyle House, 3 Lady Lawson Street, Edinburgh, EH3 9DR Time: 11.00 to 13:00 drop in session, lunch and networking, 13:00 to 16:00 presentations Registration: https://innovateedinburgh.eventbrite.co.uk Contact: Carri Cunliffe - 07881 833443 Innovate UK (the new name for the Technology Strategy... Continue Reading →

App Tax Event – November 26th

As you are no doubt ALL aware, the law concerning VAT on the sale of digital goods changes in 2015. The change applies to apps, games, music and e-books. If you sell directly, or supply to an app store, if you have customers in the EU, you'll have to apply VAT. In short, it's important.... Continue Reading →

Games Industry Tax Breaks Workshop

Cultural tax breaks for the games industry have now been in place for a couple of months, with the first companies taking advantage of the approvals process to take their latest projects through the programme. Yet many development companies are still unsure whether they qualify, or whether tax breaks are worth applying for. Wonder no more.... Continue Reading →

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