Game Creators Hit The List’s Hot 100

Every year, The List magazine produces it's Hot 100 list of the people who have contributed significantly to Scotland's cultural and creative year. In the 2013 list, the number 1 slot was awarded, collectively to Rockstar North, recognising the company's work on Grand Theft Auto. Simon Meek, the driving force behind Story Mechanics hit number 33,... 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 →

Crossover Scotland – Inspiration Day

Crossover Scotland's Inspiration Day was a rare event, a day designed to bring together 'creatives' from a range of disciplines - film & tv, performing arts, literature, music, games and 'other'... It's part of a larger series of events, created by Crossover Labs and The Sheffield Documentary Festival, incorporating residential labs where practitioners from all... Continue Reading →

2013’s Hottest Scots – Rockstar North

The List, Scotland's magazine of art, culture and media has an annual list of the hottest Scots - individual and collective - around the world. Covering actors, artists, sportsmen, authors, musicians, dancers, producers and even venues, the Hottest Scots showcases country's talent. This year's list is notable for the inclusion of two digital entries.  Simon... Continue Reading →

Scotsman Adds Games Coverage

For the last several years Scotland has suffered from an almost total lack of interest in video games within the mainstream media. Outside the occasional news story from the business desk, there's been little recognition of the video games sector as a viable creative industry, or as a valuable part of the country's economy.  Even... Continue Reading →

Ludometrics Unleashes Sock Monster On Unsuspecting World

After the Walking Dead, The Last Of Us, Dead Rising and Atom Zombie Smasher, the gaming public have been waiting, poised for a new survival horror game.  A new and terrifying foe which evokes the darkest fears and dread nightmares... Ludometrics has worked with author Lorna Freytag to imagine this beast, this lurking evil thing... Continue Reading →

Canongate’s Future 40

Literary publisher Canongate has announced The Future 40, a list of 40 Scottish storytellers it believes will dominate the next 40 years of creative life in the country. The independent publisher teamed up with The Skinny magazine to create The Future 40, celebrating the company's own 40th birthday. Creative organisations and individuals from across Scotland were invited to submit... Continue Reading →

Glasgow Mobile Breakfast Returns For Another Helping of Croissants

WeeWorld is reviving it's Glasgow Mobile Breakfast meetups after a brief hiatus, opening it's conference room doors to a roundtable of developers and mobile businesses for discussion and debate on the stuff that matters to them. Past attendees, who have come from as far as Edinburgh and Dundee, will be familiar with the no holds... Continue Reading →

Redefining Reading – Story Mechanics Signs Publishing Deal For The 39 Steps

Story Mechanics is a division of Tern Television.  For the last several months, the company has been working on a new project, with a very lofty goal - to create an entirely new form of digital entertainment, which bridges the gap between literature, gaming and film. Story Mechanics' first project is the classic The 39 Steps,... Continue Reading →

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