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.
Event: Resonate 2020 - Making Music For Games This year's music industry conference will feature games industry legends Colin Anderson & Ged Grimes, discussing how musicians, composers, performers and publishers can break into videogames
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 →
It may seem like there's a LOT going on in August. EIF is coming, Dare is rapidly Protoplying (yes, Protoplying) into something of real significance and now, the Turing Festival has a half day of interactive entertainment thought leaders, luminaries and speakers, all appearing in Edinburgh on the 23rd of August, for the astonishing price... Continue Reading →