Games Meets Textiles – OUT NOW – Strawberry Thief

Sophia George, the V&A museum’s first ever Game Designer in Residence, has launched her first game, inspired by her work with the V&A - a brand new iPad game inspired by the work of textile designer William Morris. Strawberry Thief takes its title from from a famous William Morris furnishing fabric, which is on display in... Continue Reading →

TIGA Awards Shortlist Revealed

The 2014 TIGA Awards shortlist has been revealed, with twelve Scottish companies in the running for trophies.The games categories are open to all developers, members and non-members alike. Those in the running are: ARCADE GAME (Small Studio) Sky Patrol - Beartrap Games (Dundee) Shred It! - EM Studios (Glasgow) Free The Network - Pixel Blimp... 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 →

Scottish Parliament Dares To Support Games Sector

The Scottish government has been a vocal supporter of the video games and interactive industry in Scotland for the last several years. In addition to supporting tax breaks prior to Westminster, it has directly supported the inclusion of foreign teams in Dare to be Digital, created a cross-party group on videogames and has recognised the... Continue Reading →

Richard LeMarchand Leads ProtoPlay Line Up

Richard Lemarchand, Lead Game Designer on all three Uncharted games, will lead the line-up at Dare ProtoPlay, Scotland’s biggest video games festival. Dare ProtoPlay, which is organised and run by Abertay University, champions the very best in digital creativity and innovation, from the 15 student games created for the Dare to be Digital game design... Continue Reading →

Dare to be Digital Launched By V&A Game Designer

The 2014 Dare to be Digital competition launched today, fronted by the V&A museum's first ever game designer in residence, Sophia George. Sophia was a Dare to be Digital competitor back in 2011, as part of Team Swallowtail. The team not only won Dare to be Digital, but went on to claim the BAFTA Ones To... Continue Reading →

Introducing… The First Storyworld Jam

On Friday 4th - Sunday 6th July at Abertay Univerity's Hannah Maclure Centrea brand new 'jam' will be held. Rather than the increasingly common 48 competition in which multiple games are created, this jam is centred around the theme of a storyworld.  Different narratives within the same environment or universe (think The Hobbit and The Lord of the... Continue Reading →

Pixel Blimp Second In Imagine Cup

Microsoft’s Imagine Cup is a prestigious student based competition, celebrating the best student start-ups across three categories: Innovation World Citizenship Games Pixel Blimp, formed by students from the University of Abertay, went on to win the regional finals and placed 2nd in the national finals which were held at UCL London in April 2014. Only... Continue Reading →

Monstrum – Procedurally Generated Horror – Coming Soon From Team Junkfish

We've been hearing whispers, terrified, strangled whispers coming from Team Junkfish for the last few months. The company's latest title, Monstrum has been under wraps for some time, but now the first information is starting to hit the press and it sounds like something special... Junkfish spoke to VG247's Dave Cook recently, with the first... Continue Reading →

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