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 →

Scotland IS – Digital Technologies Workforce Survey

Scotland IS, the organisation which focuses on Scotland's 'digital technologies industry' has launched its Digital Technologies Workforce Survey. The has been created to help companies to benchmark themselves and improve their ability to attract new staff in an increasingly competitive market. Scotland IS wants to help the wider industry realise its potential to grow, develop new products and services, increase exports and... 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 →

Introducing QUIJA

QUIJA READING GAMES is a twenty-page perzine created by Mitch Alexander that gives a brief insight into one person's perspective on the possible intersections of non-heterosexual+noncisgender life and games, discussing and exploring how game design, criticism, theory and play can be impacted by queer issues and vice versa. QUIJA READING GAMES is intended for any... Continue Reading →

Help Wanted

How many games companies are there in the UK? How many programmers? Are artists getting the training they need? How are people actually getting into the industry? Is QA still a valid way into a company? How about the demographics of the people making games? Is it still a male dominated industry? Is the gender... Continue Reading →

Scotland’s Video Games Sector Growing According To TIGA Report

TIGA, the independent game developers association has released its annual survey of the UK's games industry, created by Games Investor Consulting. The report shows that the games sector in Scotland is flourishing. New studios, growing numbers of employees and greater investment are all recorded, along with growing revenues. According to the report, employment in the Scottish games industry has... Continue Reading →

Research – Data – Business: A Request

Ladies and gentlemen, we work in an industry which suffers from a lack of research and hard data. The size of the games industry in the UK is not yet clear, the number, type and genre of releases from UK companies is not captured and attempts to put the games sector in context with the... Continue Reading →

Develop Live Announces First Speakers

Develop Live, the new developer focused conference taking place in Edinburgh in October has just announced the first speakers taking part in the event. Scottish author and avid FPS gamer, Christopher Brookmyre is speaking. In a session entitled 'From novel to game and back again', Scottish author Brookmyre will be discussing his latest novel Bedlam,... Continue Reading →

Scotland’s Computer Games Journal Acquired By Springer

The Computer Games Journal. the academic paper focused on issues specific to the global video games industry, which was created and run from Scotland, has been acquired. The new owner is the prestigious, Springer Science & Business Media LLC on of the world's leading academic publishers. A purchase agreement contract was signed yesterday, by the editors-in-chief of The... Continue Reading →

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