Are You Ahead Of The Game…?!

There have been a number of significant new events in the world of funding and financing video games in the last twelve months. Tax relief for game developers, putting them on a par with film and high end television production is a huge step forward. Not only for companies wishing to operate more sustainably, but... Continue Reading →

Scottish Parliament Committee Explores Impact Of Games Industry

Last week, the Scottish Parliament's economy, energy and tourism committee held the first part of it's investigation into the economic impact of the creative industries - including games. The committee is gathering evidence, both written and from industry witnesses, exploring if and how government intervention might help the creative industries grow, thrive and achieve more.... Continue Reading →

Scottish Parliamentary Committee To Explore Impact Of Games Sector

The Scottish parliament needs YOU. The Scottish Parliament's Economy, Energy and Tourism committee has announced that it has launched an investigation into the economic impact of the creative industries in Scotland - using the country's games and film/television industries as key sectors. The committee will explore: The role of public sector agencies and the effectiveness... Continue Reading →

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 2014

There's a chance you've not come across Scotland's Go North festival before. It has its roots in music, but has grown over the last several years to become the country's first event to incorporate all of the creative industries. In 2013, Go North featured a single speaking slot, introducing interactive media and video games to the wider... 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 →

Creative Scotland Issues Ten Year Plan

Creative Scotland, the organisation which supports Scotland's arts, screen and creative industries has released its ten year plan for supporting and funding the country's cultural and creative sectors. The ten year plan and funding strategy has been put together with input from over 1000 participants drawn from the entire creative spectrum.  Which, for the first time,... Continue Reading →

Creative Edinburgh Awards Open For Entries

Creative Edinburgh, the organisation which is open to all creative companies (and individuals) in Edinburgh has opened the call for entries for its 2013 awards. The categories are aimed at companies which have exemplified growth, innovation, promotion unity and new business. Entries are open to 'all creative and techies based in Edinburgh'. Here's the official... Continue Reading →

The Scottish Games Network Launches As Scotland’s Video Games Industry Body

Believe it or not, it's nearly ten years since the Scottish Games Network first launched.  In 2005 we created a simple Yahoo group to help the growing number of game developers keep in touch.  It's grown since then to become a dedicated website and a community spread over all of the significant social channels. It's... Continue Reading →

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