Creative Scotland Hiring Digital, Innovation, Creative Technology & Design Officer

Creative Scotland is recruiting. The organisation responsible for Scotland's cultural, artistic and creative industries is looking for a development officer, focusing on digital innovation, creative technology and design. It's a full-time position, with a salary (£25,000 pa, plus benefits and pension). If you're interested in helping Creative Scotland become more engaged with the whole digital and... Continue Reading →

Go North, Play Games…

June 4th marks the start of the 2014 Go North festival in Inverness. Go North celebrates all aspects of the cultural and creative arts and includes film, music, literature and a growing number of games. For the first time, the festival in 2014 will feature a gaming playground, where a number of Scotland's development studios will... Continue Reading →

Pixel Pushers – Art

Abertay University's Hannah Maclure Centre is holding an exhibition focusing on video games art and the artists who create it: The artistic and creative qualities of digital artists can be overlooked by spectators, the popular misperception being that it is a purely technical or process driven art form and that somehow the, ‘computer does it... Continue Reading →

I Am Square. See Me Dodge

Pixel Sword, the humble start-up studio based beyond the wall, in the wildling-infested forests of Bo'ness, has very quickly established itself as the pre-eminent creator of games based around the elegant, timeless simplicity of the square. Pixel Sword's first game, Square Match Go, is a meditation upon discrimination, the despotic and tyranical rule and the... Continue Reading →

ROFLPillar Up For A.Maze Top Gong Shock

ROFLPillar, Lucky Frame's floor-crawling physical video game which challenges players to writhe and twist and slither, has been nominated for an award at Berlin's A MAZE festival. If you've not come across A MAZE before it is: An international platform for independent games that invites professionals and creatives from various fields to exchange their knowledge... Continue Reading →

Artists: Zapcoder Wants You

Artists: Looking for a way to build your portfolio, or get your work out and into games?  Got a whole stack of sprites you created for an old project which never got off the ground? Zapcoder, the Glasgow-based company which is creating an app which will allow anyone to build and create their own games... Continue Reading →

Let’s Go! Lemmings In The Real World…

At the midway point in Dundee's Perth Road, opposite the university, at the top of the steps to the digital media park, you can come face to face with some of Dundee's most famous creations. Dundee is no stranger to public art, with a variety of statues around the city, celebrating local history and wildlife.... Continue Reading →

Turing Festival, Edinburgh, August 2012

There's a new event in town.  IN 2011, the first ever Turing Festival was held in Edinburgh.  It was an eclectic blend of technology, digital media, design, interactive elements and featured some seriously good speakers (including your editor, at the last minute, after a VC fled...) Now the Turing Festival is back for 2012.  The... Continue Reading →

Alt-w Creative Fund Now Open For Entries

The Alt-w fund supports artists to explore experimental and interactive activities, make use of technology as both a platform and medium, and recognise the rapidly evolving role that digital culture plays in todays society. Creators can apply for up to £10,000 of production costs from the fund.  To provide more background and context on the... Continue Reading →

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