Introducing: Firefly Studios - The SGN speaks to the Firefly Aberdeen team about the studio behind the Stronghold franchise
When you think of the granite city, game development isn't the first thing that comes to mind. That's something that happens sixty-odd miles south in Dundee, right? Yes and no, yes Dundee is a hub of creativity and development. However, Aberdeen can still hold its own in this Industry we care so much about. Don't... Continue Reading →
The long running and much beloved Stronghold franchise received a new instalment this week. Stronghold: Warlords lets players command the armies of Asia.
Strange Sickness is a new narrative game, based in medieval Aberdeen, whent he city faced the perils of plague. It is based upon real historical data from the city's unique records, which run from 1398 to the present day.
Coming Soon: From The Depths is an astonishingly large-scale and complex new builder/RTS game,using Voxels, which allows players to build sophisticated weapons systems and vehicles, before taking them into enormous, large-scale battles. After seven years in development, the game will be released in November 2020.
In partnership with Robert Gordon University and Oracle Academy, BAFTA Scotland presents a keynote with Brenda Romero, award-winning game designer, Fulbright scholar, entrepreneur, artist, writer, and creative director who has worked in gaming since 1981. As a designer, she has worked on 47 games and contributed to many seminal titles, including the Wizardry and Jagged Alliance series,... Continue Reading →
Typical isn't it? You hang around for a couple of years waiting for someone to organise a games event in Scotland and before you know it, you're knee deep in them. 4TG (4The Gamers) is holding what they hope will be the East of Scotland's largest gaming expo in Aberdeen's Exhibition Centre on the 6th... Continue Reading →
Guest editorial from Dr Bruce Scharlau, University of Aberdeen... Games developers wanting to start a games business should look at the MSc Software Entrepreneurship programme at the University of Aberdeen. The programme aims to have student teams launch businesses while studying for their degree. Any IP the students create belongs to them and their team. This... Continue Reading →
Believe it or not, it's nearly ten years since the Scottish Games Network first launched. In 2005 we created a simple Yahoo group to help the growing number of game developers keep in touch. It's grown since then to become a dedicated website and a community spread over all of the significant social channels. It's... Continue Reading →
Develop Magazine is putting together its list of the UK's 100 top developers, to be released in June, in association with the fine folks at UKIE. In past years, studios were judged solely on revenue generation. However this year's list promises to be rather different. Here's how the magazine describes the 2013 process: Studios of... Continue Reading →