The British Esports Association, in partnership with the College Development Network (CDN), is hosting the first Esports in Education Conference Scotland this March. The conference has been designed to encompass all sectors of the Scottish education system. The conference will take place on Wednesday 24th March 2021 via Zoom. This will feature both a morning... Continue Reading →
Why is it that some multiplayer games see an explosion of popularity at launch only to fizzle out six months later, while a select few seem to stick around indefinitely? William Kavanagh, who is a PhD student in Computer Science researching game balancing at the University of Glasgow, has a theory.
The connections players make with videogame characters are of great interest to Gabriel Elvery, an LKAS PhD funded researcher at the University of Glasgow. Elvery, who will be delivering a workshop at the upcoming Play Away Festival, is exploring how and why we become so attached to virtual worlds and their residents, and what we can learn from these interactions.
Abertay University and Dundee-based game developer Pocket Sized Hands are working together to apply video game technology to the farmyard.
Kickstarter is a great way to raise money to fund projects such as video games. Because of this developers often use the site as a way to get the ball rolling for their latest title. Throughout the past few months, several Scottish developers have proven crowd funding is still a viable option for smaller developers.... Continue Reading →
The Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities and the Traverse Theatre have opened two fellowships for writers - including one for new digital platforms. The is a wonderful opportunity for writers and narrative designers to take their concepts to a whole new audience.
Connecting Scotland's Colleges & Universities. Are you studying - or teaching - videogames in Scotland? There's a new Discord channel for students and lecturers involved in videogames courses across Scotland
Six recipients of InGAME R&D innovation vouchers have been announced, covering a broad range of gamification and applied games projects.
Registration is open for the 2020 Global Game Jam, with Scotland once again fielding a number of sites offering the opportunity to participate in the world's largest game jam. From January 31 to February 2, developers around the world will be taking part and attempting to make a videogame - based upon a single common... Continue Reading →