Games Meets Textiles – OUT NOW – Strawberry Thief

Sophia George, the V&A museum’s first ever Game Designer in Residence, has launched her first game, inspired by her work with the V&A - a brand new iPad game inspired by the work of textile designer William Morris. Strawberry Thief takes its title from from a famous William Morris furnishing fabric, which is on display in... Continue Reading →

PLAYER!

Player is a brand new radio comedy set in Dundee in the 1980s, following the life of, Casey, an aspiring game developer. It's been produced by TVandNotTV and was written by retro gaming fan, Raymond Friel. Player hits the airwaves on BBC Radio Scotland this coming Monday (22nd September) at 13:30 If you're not near a radio, outside the... Continue Reading →

Steve Hammond’s Manual Override – Legends

Legends, folklore and myths of the computer games industry is a particularly hard topic to research on the Internet. Those very terms of myth and legend are used differently nowadays. Clickbait headlines use 'myth' when they really mean 'misconception' and 'legend' when they mean 'well-known.' As for 'folklore', most of the search results are for... Continue Reading →

OUT NOW Ancient Battle: Alexander

Hunted Cow has released its latest strategy title for mobile phones. Ancient Battle: Alexander is the second in the company's series, set in the distant past. Like its predecessor, Ancient Battle: Rome, the game has been developed by strategy experts, Hexwar. Ancient Battle: Rome did very well, picking up the No.1 slot in the strategy... Continue Reading →

Let’s Go! Lemmings In The Real World…

At the midway point in Dundee's Perth Road, opposite the university, at the top of the steps to the digital media park, you can come face to face with some of Dundee's most famous creations. Dundee is no stranger to public art, with a variety of statues around the city, celebrating local history and wildlife.... Continue Reading →

Enable LAC Games Workshop

We were delighted to be invited to Guerilla Tea’s second workshop with Enable Scotland’s East Renfrewshire Local Area Coordination (LAC) Team; with some parents and LAC’s there with the kids. For those of you who don’t know LAC’s support people with disabilities to think about and plan for a life that makes sense to them.... Continue Reading →

Bips! – If PAC-MAN Ate Snake…

Bips! is a brand new game from Ludometrics, out now for Facebook.  So far so vanilla you might be thinking, but hold those there horses, cowboys n' girls.  This is no regular release.  Bips! has a long and noble history, with a pedigree as long as Metal Gear Solid cut scene (one of our New... Continue Reading →

Dragons, Zombies and A Day in the Life – Edinburgh Interactive (Session 4)

Yesterday Edinburgh Interactive closed, with a Dragons Den type affair; the idea concerning a pitch of a game or interactive experience to a panel of Ian Livingstone (Life President Eidos), Rob Woodward (CEO Scottish TV), Bill Liao (Co-founder coderdojo.com), Mark Phillips (Harbottle & Lewis) and chaired by Sean Dromgoole (GameVision/Some Research). The event was done... Continue Reading →

Art, Squirrels and the New Reality – Edinburgh Interactive (Session 3)

Back from lunch and into the fray with Are Computer Games Art?   Chris Bateman @SpiralChris International Hobo and Ren Reynolds (@RenZephyr) Virtual Policy Network got a good response from the audience. Hell, yes! We thought computer games were art. Hosted by Ren, he posed the question to Chris who started with Ernst Gombrich’s Meditations... Continue Reading →

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