Microsoft Mobile App Acceleration Camp: Edinburgh

Microsoft is coming to Edinburgh in early December.  The company is holding a Mobile App Acceleration Camp for developers, to help them prepare applications for the AppCampus and and a successful game or app.  Participants can pitch ideas to people who understand the market, industry mentors and gain valuable feedback on projects. The MAAC is... Continue Reading →

Sky Without Sun: Target – New From Made With Numbers

Made With Numbers is a one man band, a company formed by veteran games programmer Alexander Illes, who decided that working on his own projects would be a fine idea. Alex has since worked on a game framework for future projects, alongside his first commercial release - Sky Without Sun: Target. Sky Without Sun: Target... Continue Reading →

Chock-A-Block – Out Now For iOS From Claymore Games

Chock-A-Block is an original new sliding block puzzle game from the team at Claymore Games.  It's out now for iOS, with Android and Windows Phone versions coming soon. Chock-A-Block combines the simple, easily understood classic 'match 3' gameplay (put three or more of the same things together to make them vanish and pick up points)... Continue Reading →

Unity: Now Free For Mobile Developers

While Microsoft's Xbox One reveal soaked up the headlines this week, another announcement from a games technology company could mean an awful lot more to Scotland's game development community (and it is a community). Unity is the development platform of choice for a growing number of studios, as it allows a game to be developed... Continue Reading →

Light Hero Reduces Price, Adds $100,000 Incentive To Complete The Game

Light Hero, the deep space shoot-em-up, created by Edinburgh's Inceptional, is having an exciting week.  The game's price point has just dropped - you can now pick the game up for  £0.69 (0.99 US$ | 0.99 CAD | 0.79 € | 85 ¥ | 0.99 AU$)But that's not all.  In a move bold enough for... Continue Reading →

UKTI Multi-Platform App Mission To Silicon Valley

UK Trade and Industry (UKTI) is looking for up to 25 leading app developers from across the United Kingdom to join them on a trade mission to silicon valley, to learn from America's leading brands, platforms and companies.  The mission takes place on the 17th - 21st June 2013.We are currently recruiting B2B and B2C... Continue Reading →

Two Fat Ladies Help Binary Pumpkin Grab Valentine By The Balls

Dundee's premier fruit-based development studio, Binary Pumpkin has been enjoying a a great deal of success with their inaugural game, Pumpkin Bingo.  The game's had over 50,000 downloads on Google play and has over 2000 ratings, averaging around 4.4 out of 5 stars. Now the studio has updated the game with a new seasonal version,... Continue Reading →

Food Run out today on iOS – Forget Meals on Wheels, Pixels On Toast serves up Eggs on Legs.

Out today on iOS, quirky platformer Food Run comes from Edinburgh based one-man-developer Pixels On Toast, also known as Kevin Ng. With Rockstar Games, EA and Warthog sitting happily on his CV, Ng formed Pixels On Toast in 2010 and produced titles WordCrasher and Kick Flick Soccer. Food Run is his follow up and we... Continue Reading →

The Friday Financials – Minecraft XBLA & 40 Billion Apps

Rounding up the first week back at work in 2013, we have two stories highlighting the way the global video games market has changed - and how it promises to continue changing in 2013... First up, Minecraft.  Every reader should, by now, be familiar with Mojang's LEGO-em-up.  A combination of virtual world builder, role playing... Continue Reading →

Best. App. Ever. Yours?

Steel Media is the company behind the hugely popular Pocketgamer websites and which now owns the 148apps website too. Now the company has just announced the 2012 BEST APP EVER competition. As the name suggests, it is an awards competition, designed to find the world's best apps - across all platforms and formats. The competition... Continue Reading →

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