Dave Jones, founder of DMA Design and the man behind games including Grand Theft Auto, Lemmings and Tanktics has been named number one, in the Herald's list of 50 Scots who changed the world.
Tony Gowland, the man behind Ant Workshop spoke to Gamesindustry.biz about accessibility and 'easiness'
Illustration for LIGHT BYTES an event for Creative Edinburgh and Creative Scotland by Want Some StudioCreative Edinburgh, Creative Dundee and We Throw Switches are joining forces to run three informal mixer events called Light Bytes. These will include networking, micro talks, panel discussion and the opportunity to play with technology. The project was initiated by... Continue Reading →
Let's face it, in the wide, wide world o' games, any list of THE WORLD'S TOP x, where x is games, reviews, studios or other, is going to be controversial. However in a recent issues of Games TM magazine, the editorial team outlined their pick of the top 50 development studios in the world. Covering... Continue Reading →
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 →
Following an astonishing unattributed article posted in last week's Edinburgh Evening News, Brian Baglow, director of the Scottish Games Network has invited the tabloid to 'consider what it's about', to 'perhaps join the rest of us in the 21st century' and to direct all of its efforts to becoming 'slightly less shit.' In the article,... Continue Reading →
In addition to organising secret events, Develop magazine is also putting together a list of forthcoming titles for a directory of new games from the UK. It's an awesome idea and one long overdue... The initial list can be found here. It contains 156 games, which seems... a little light. Less than a dozen are... Continue Reading →
The Computer Games Journal, one of the world's only academic journals dedicated to video games and interactive entertainment, is evolving. The editorial team are focusing on growth and making the journal the preeminent academic publication for the global games industry. As part of this growth, they're looking for new contributors and new members of the editorial... Continue Reading →
MCV is carrying a fairly large interview with the UK's Minister for Culture, Communication and the Creative Industries, Ed Vaisey following last week's announcement of tax breaks for the video games sector. Mr Vaisey reveals himself as a fan of the games sector and highlighted his hope for more collaboration between the games industry and... Continue Reading →