New Accelerator Program To Help Scottish Games Companies Achieve Global Success

There's a brand new programme for games companies in Scotland to help them achieve greater success globally. Scottish Enterprise has partnered with Elevator, to launch an accelerator programme designed to help games companies grow internationally. The programme promises a variety of topics, events and help, including: Keynote sessions from international experts Workshops Monthly meet-ups (Glasgow,... Continue Reading →

Girl Geek Scotland Launches Mentoring Project To Encourage More Young Women Into Technology

Girl Geek Scotland needs your help... Diversity is an ongoing issue in the technology sector. According to recent research, women make up only 18% of the digital technology workforce. That's terrible. One of the mains reasons for this is female uptake in computing science subjects and interest in technology careers is low - even at high school.... Continue Reading →

Chinese Games Company Skymoons Opens First European Studio In Edinburgh

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 →

Tag & Ruffian In First Round Of UK Game Fund Recipients

Dundee development studios Tag Games and Ruffian are among the first round winners of funding from the recently announced UK Game Fund. The Scottish companies are among the first 24 recipients of the new fund, launched in October 2015, with a £4 million investment from the UK Government. The fund awards grants of up to... Continue Reading →

Scottish Parliament Committee Explores Impact Of Games Industry

Last week, the Scottish Parliament's economy, energy and tourism committee held the first part of it's investigation into the economic impact of the creative industries - including games. The committee is gathering evidence, both written and from industry witnesses, exploring if and how government intervention might help the creative industries grow, thrive and achieve more.... Continue Reading →

Scottish Parliamentary Committee To Explore Impact Of Games Sector

The Scottish parliament needs YOU. The Scottish Parliament's Economy, Energy and Tourism committee has announced that it has launched an investigation into the economic impact of the creative industries in Scotland - using the country's games and film/television industries as key sectors. The committee will explore: The role of public sector agencies and the effectiveness... 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 →

Game Changer Dundee – Game Design Contest

Game Changer Dundee is a new four month project in which primary school children across Dundee will learn about video game design from BAFTA award-winning game designer Sophia George. Sophia will introduce pupils to her inspirations as an artist and game designer, leading practical sessions looking at the links between traditional art and modern video... 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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