It’s easier than ever to publish your own game thanks to accessible platforms like itch.io, the mobile app stores and Steam Direct. However, many independent developers still see value in signing publishing deals to get their games off the ground. Should small and/or young studios still be looking to make publishing deals, or are they better taking their future into their own hands?
It’s fantastic how well the Scottish games industry has been able to adapt to working from home, but there’s certainly no harm in anticipating what could be coming down the pipe next. We asked the Game Guru’s what challenges they’re anticipating in 2021.
In each edition of Game Gurus, we’ll be asking the crème de la crème of the Scottish games industry for their insights on the issues of the day. Today’s topic is: subscriptions.
Recent research shows the number of mobile games downloaded has hit record levels, during the Covid19 crisis, with casual titles and match-three games among the most popular.
Introducing a new feature. This week's most popular posts. This also includes page visits to the company directory, jobs page, etc... Enjoy! Top Posts (the past week) Company Directory 290 views Pixel Blimp Wins Place On Microsoft Accelerator Programme 199 views One Week Left For Games Companies To Apply To Challenge Fund 162 views JOBS 126 views European Commission... Continue Reading →
For the last several years Scotland has suffered from an almost total lack of interest in video games within the mainstream media. Outside the occasional news story from the business desk, there's been little recognition of the video games sector as a viable creative industry, or as a valuable part of the country's economy. Even... Continue Reading →
Games Analytics, Edinburgh's data delving wizards, have been signed by BBC Worldwide to support the new Top Gear: Stunt School Revolution mobile game. Games Analytics has integrated their Predict technology into the game and is already improving player engagement for the free-to-play title. The game experience for different players has been optimised and redesign of... Continue Reading →
The team at Huzutech in Glasgow posted a fascinating piece on the use of data analysis and metrics in the social gaming space on their blog last week. We checked it was OK to re-post the piece here and present, for your pleasure and delight, Huzutech on social gaming and designing by data analysis... You... Continue Reading →
Hello world. Welcome to the all new Scottishgames site. Your single, central resource for everything happening in, relating to and coming from the industry of making games in Scotland. Developers, indie studios, universities, supporting organisations and local media will all be featured here, making it the place to find out what's going on in and... Continue Reading →