Play THE OFFICIAL and/or die. Apparently.

Occasionally we receive intriguing e-mails, or notifications of new games in development that we weren't aware of.  Even more infrequently, this unknown new game can be astonishing, impressive, truly original or bewildering and terrifying. The Official sits neatly in the middle of those last two categories.  There's something particularly creepy about the retro, low polygon... Continue Reading →

Out Now – Gears Of Glory: Apex Ace

If there's one indie game we've been looking forward to over the last several months, it's Gears Of Glory.  A technical top-down racer, the game offers players a more challenging experience than the normal zoomy, drivey, drifty type of arcade game. The handling needs to be learned, man.  You need to spend some time figuring... Continue Reading →

Compendium Of Interest – Turing & Technology & The World Of Tomorrow

A week ago, the second Turing Festival took place in Edinburgh.  The inaugural event in 2011 was astonishingly good.  Diverse, eclectic and expert, it pulled in speakers and participants from a huge range of disciplines and, almost uniquely, seemed to focus on a speaker's ability and knowledge, rather than job title or employer. I spent... Continue Reading →

Bad Hotel Good Game

We are, of course, entirely objective here at Scottishgames.  We love all of the developers and games companies in Scotland without favouritism or preference. There are a few companies though, who do get us quite excited when we hear they're working on a new game.  We were lucky enough to see Bad Hotel in development, during an... Continue Reading →

Wrestling Manager Receives Major Update

More muscles, more sweat, more grappling, grabbing, trash talking, chair slamming, pile driving, masks, trunks, mullets and MAYHEM.  Yes, Wrestling Manager, the inaugural title from Serious Parody has been updated and iterated and improved and adds more moves, modes and umm, mayhem than EVER BEFORE... Wrestling Manager has been tweaked, updated and changed based on... Continue Reading →

Dare Winners Announced At Biggest Ever ProtoPlay

The 2012 Dare to be Digital competition came to a climax yesterday, when the winning teams were announced at a star-studded, glamorous and confetti covered awards ceremony. The awards were handed out at the end of the three day ProtoPlay event, which drew in a record crowd of over 10,000.  Players, developers, families, students and... Continue Reading →

BitSocket On TV?

Unless you're clinically dead, pathologically uninterested in games, or use the Internet exclusively for porn/lolcats, then you'll be aware of BitSocket.  They've picked up the mantle of the late and very much lamented Consolevania, producing online news, reviews and games coverage. Now the BitSocket team may - and we're going to repeat that in a... Continue Reading →

Are You LinkedIn? Ultra Limited Exclusive Memberships Now OPEN

Yes, you can now join the Scottish Games debates, discussions and strategy planning on the professional social network LinkedIn.  Membership is by approval only and for strictly limited to professionals working within the digital media space (and students on relevant courses).  Join now for early bird incentives and unique super powers.

Denki Announces New Plans – Exciting Plans – Secret Plans…

The team at Denki have released a filthy teasing hint that they're working on their next new game.  Following the success of Quarrel on iOS and Xbox Live, Denki's next move has been the subject of intense speculation in and around the digital media and interactive industries globally. Now, the first tiny wisps of insubstantial... Continue Reading →

Time Capsule Tuesday – THE Definitive History Of Games In Scotland

Did you know that Scottishgames was originally started in 2005 as a Yahoo Group?  That didn't work.  It required people to get involved and contribute.  So in 2006, your editor took the decision to start a blog.  At that time, TypePad was a decent choice and allowed sophisticated content like words and pictures to be... Continue Reading →

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