Culture Counts, the organisation which is the collective voice of Scotland's cultural and heritage sectors, has written to Fiona Hyslop MSP, the Cabinet Secretary for Economy, Fair Work and Culture, to ask for the announcement of a three-year culture budget in January 2021.
The first update from Game DR on their Innovate UK-backed game, designed to help children and young people understand more about Covid-19, decrease anxiety and follow official guidelines.
UKIE has organised a new online event: Navigating the Now, which helps game developers in the UK understand and find a way through the disruption and rapid evolution created by the Covid19 crisis.
Glasgow-based Game Doctor has secured £50,000 of Innovate UK funding to develop a mobile game, to help children prevent the spread of coronavirus as they return to school. Game Doctor will be working with Covid-19 researchers from the University of Glasgow and Queen’s University Belfast on the game, while a health psychologist from the University... Continue Reading →
The Scottish Tech Army is a new initiative to match people working in the digital technology industries - including the games sector - who are currently furloughed, or out of work, with projects to combat the Covid-19 crisis. The organisation aims to use the technical skills and creativity offered by Scotland's digital workforce, to create... Continue Reading →
Innovate UK has launched a competition to encourage UK businesses to help innovate and address critical issues around the Covid19 pandemic.
Some of the UK's leading developers have joined forces with the Department of Culture Media and Sport to include essential health messages to players across the country. Games created in the UK, including Candy Crush Saga, Sniper Elite 4, DiRT Rally 2.0 and Farm Heroes now carry the information: Stay at Home, Protect the NHS,... Continue Reading →
It promises to be a fairly difficult time for freelance workers moving forward. The creative industries run on self-employed people, but with businesses of all kinds concentrating on survival and their full-time staff, the work out there may be scarce, difficult to find and sporadic. So let's help the freelance community (disclosure, this includes your... Continue Reading →
Let's be honest, it's been a weird few weeks. As more and more businesses shift to remote working and the reality of the Covid-19 isolation becomes clearer, ever greater numbers of people are going to be spending considerable amounts of time at home. And the schools, colleges and universities are all closing too. Stress, worry... Continue Reading →