Nigel Eccles and Rob Jones, two of the founders of Scottish tech 'unicorn' FanDuel have raised $4 million in funding for their new esports venture, Flick, which is expected to launch in the near future. The funding has been secured from exclusively US-based institutional investors. Mobile Screen Sharing Details of the new company's technology are... Continue Reading →
Tony Gowland, the man behind Ant Workshop spoke to Gamesindustry.biz about accessibility and 'easiness'
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.
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 →
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 →
Following another successful Game Developer Conference, Scottish Development International have passed on an opportunity from the show... Dolby Labs, the pioneering audio company is actively looking for game developers - especially those creating games or apps which utilise audio in new and interesting ways. According to SDI: Andy Vaughn, their Developer Relations Manager, advised that they... Continue Reading →
Chinese mobile games publisher Skymoons, is opening its first European studio, based in Edinburgh. Headed by Michael Boniface, the former director of Reloaded Productions (the team behind APB Reloaded), the studio is now recruiting an initial 21 people, with further growth planned. This is Skymoon's first studio outside China and is a first for the country's... Continue Reading →