Introducing Kobojo

There's a new studio in Dundee. For several months now, rumours of Studio X - a new developer, who would be recruiting and working on a game so secret that even GCHQ and the NSA had only a vague idea of it's key parameters. The new studio is now a reality. Kobojo is a French... Continue Reading →

Edinburgh’s Games Analytics Raises $1.3M Series A Funding

Games Analytics, the Edinburgh-based predictive data specialist has secured $1.3M of institutional investment from Par Equity and STV Group PLC. Publishers and developers around the world deploy GamesAnalytics’ toolkit and technology to improve customer retention and monetization  Games Analytics allows companies to increase player engagement by creating customised playing experiences which reflect individual playing styles... Continue Reading →

TIGA Investigating Impact Of Piracy On Digital Developers And Publishers

Piracy has been a part of the games sector since the early days of the home computer revolution.  Things have moved on since the surreptitious trading of cassette tapes in school playgrounds.  The advent of mobile devices, digital distribution and online gaming have created new ways for developers and publishers to monetise their games -... 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 →

Develop Magazine Publishes Scottish Regional Focus

In the most recent issue of Develop, the industry magazine for the creators of video games, there's a regional focus piece looking at the games sector in Scotland. The piece pulls in quotes from a number of companies, including Rockstar North, Tag, eeGeo, Denki and YoYo Games. The article explores the impact on the games... Continue Reading →

Got A Match, Pal?

If, like your editor, you replied, 'Yes, George Clooney, though he's greyer, less stylish, and knows way less about the games industry in Scotland," you win a lovely sweater. If however, you wondered who's like you and indeed, why so many of them are dead, then the chances are you're the target audience for the... Continue Reading →

nWay – New Company From Realtime Worlds Founders

Inside Social Games has an exclusive interview with nWay, a new West Coast (as in USA) technology start-up created by names which will be familiar to many within the Scottish games industry. Tony Harman & Dave Jones are the CEO and CCO respectively, while COO Taehoon Kim ran Realtime's Seoul studio. nWay is working 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 →

Enter Competition, Win Nice Award. Or Die Alone

Dear game developers... The BAFTA In Scotland 2012 competition has less than one week to go before entries close. There is a dedicated games category. If you enter it, you could win a BAFTA. BAFTA winners are glamorous and successful and can tell everybody that they are BAFTA AWARD WINNERS. Winning is a good thing,... Continue Reading →

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