Creative Scotland Researching Scotland’s Games Sector

Creative Scotland, the national agency for the arts, screen and creative industries north of the border is launching a campaign to research and understand the country's video games and interactive sectors more fully. In previous years, the organisation has carried out full sector reviews for film, literature, music, dance, theatre and visual arts. These reviews... Continue Reading →

Outplay Celebrates 20 Million Mobile Game Downloads

Outplay has even more reason to celebrate the festive season this year. The company has just revealed that it's exceeded 20 million downloads of its mobile games. The company's portfolio of games is experiencing average downloads of around 32,000 per day across iOS and Android. Outplay's mobile games cover a broad spectrum of genres and... Continue Reading →

Gaming As Addictive As Heroin – The Sun As Ridiculous As Ever

Britain is in the grip of an epidemic - and once more video games are to blame! An article in yesterday's Sun newspaper claimed that playing games is as harmful as several syringes brimming with smack. Yes, it's another piece of manufactured frothing tabloid hysteria, created to scare the bejesus out of parents, technophobes and all... Continue Reading →

Crackdown Returns – Made In Scotland

One of the major stories from this week's E3 is the return of Crackdown. The free roaming, sandbox cops n' robbers game is back and Dave Jones is at the helm. The original was created by Dundee's Realtime Worlds, while the sequel, Crackdown 2, saw Ruffian Games take over development. Dave is of course the... Continue Reading →

CeX Sauchiehall Street Accepts Bitcoin

Computer Exchange, the second hand electronics and game (and music, movies and assorted geekery) store in Glasgow's vibrant Sauchiehall Street, is to accept Bitcoins for a limited period, instead of the pound. According to CeX: Championing the pioneering digital currency, CeX’s exclusion of the pound will turn the Glasgow high street into a Bitcoin laboratory,... Continue Reading →

…And Then It Was Over – Game In Scotland 2014

That was fun... Game In Scotland took place on Saturday afternoon.  This year's event moved out of the grim and slightly sticky Fat Sam's nightclub, which had been its home for the last eight years and moved it into the spring sunshine in Abertay University's brand new games centre of excellence. The 2014 Game In... Continue Reading →

2013 – By Our Numbers

The lovely people at WordPress make sure every user can see exactly how their blog/site is performing by sending out an annual summary of the posts, visitors and numbers from all around the world. If you came to any of the SGN launch events in late 2013, you'll have heard that one of the key... Continue Reading →

VG247 Scotland – Issue 0 Now LIVE – Read, Watch, Play

VG247's UK News Editor, Dave Cook has done something disruptive.  He's started a regular column on the VG247 site focusing on the video games sector in Scotland.Covering business news, releases, updates and interviews, VG247 Scotland will be an ongoing feature on the site and combine in-depth reporting, with news updates and a new industry discussion,... Continue Reading →

SGN Launch – Hello Glasgow! 27th November 2013

After several delays and changes in venue, the SGN Launch event finally reaches Glasgow.  Taking place on the evening of Wednesday 27th of November at GMAC in the Trongate, Glasgow, this is YOUR opportunity to find out our plans for the SGN, ask questions, provide input and help make the Scottish games industry better. Last... Continue Reading →

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