How many games companies are there in Scotland? 10? 50? 500? Incredibly, we really don't know. It looks like we may have lost as many as 65% of studios in the last 5 x years. So here's what we're going to do about it...
Happy Birthday To Us! 16 years ago this week, the Scottish Games Network was born. We continue to support and promote everything to do with Scotland's incredible interactive industries.
10 print "Hello world!"; 20 goto 10 run Nearly three years ago, the Scottish Games Network went into hibernation. There were a couple of reasons: First of all, I had a little boy - and all of a sudden there was another priority in my life. Secondly - the ongoing need to moderate every single... Continue Reading →
The SGN is online after a few days off for some much needed maintenance. The new look isn't final. We're still playing with the theme and the pages and so forth, but we're live once more. It's been a rough few months. Seriously. Lots going on. Not much of it fun. We'll spill the beans... Continue Reading →
You may have noticed that over the last 18 months, the Scottish Games Network has been... a little quiet. So quiet in fact you'd be forgiven for thinking it was dead. It's not. I've just been a little busy. In late 2014 I started work with Team Rock, running the company's new games division. It... Continue Reading →
Workshop Summary Recently Guerilla Tea teamed up with the National Deaf Children’s Society and Abertay University to run a game development workshop with a group of deaf children. There were several objectives we wished to achieve during the day. Primarily we wanted to show the group that game making can be for everyone, no matter your background or situation.... Continue Reading →
The Scottish Games Network, Creative Scotland and Scottish Enterprise are working together to produce the first ever entirely comprehensive survey of Scotland's games industry.
The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2015 annual report for this blog. Here's an excerpt: The Louvre Museum has 8.5 million visitors per year. This blog was viewed about 90,000 times in 2015. If it were an exhibit at the Louvre Museum, it would take about 4 days for that many people to see... Continue Reading →
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 →
Friends, colleagues, peers, you lot... After a rocky start to 2015, I'm finally picking up the reins of SGN once more and it needs a bit of work. To be frank I need your help. Specifically, the company directory is so out of date that it's like 2013 all over again. We've had closures, we've lost... Continue Reading →