Event – Crowdfunding V Crowdlifting – Unlocking The Potential

Crowd-funding. It was awesome. It was the saviour of indie gaming. It was an over-hyped waste of time. It was a way for the unscrupulous to rip-off the gullible. It was only for the already successful. It was only good for very specific projects. It's... so over. Crowd-funding is still with us. It's being used... Continue Reading →

Help Wanted

How many games companies are there in the UK? How many programmers? Are artists getting the training they need? How are people actually getting into the industry? Is QA still a valid way into a company? How about the demographics of the people making games? Is it still a male dominated industry? Is the gender... Continue Reading →

One Week Left For Games Companies To Apply To Challenge Fund

Creativity is big business in the UK. According to recent research, one in every 12 new jobs in the UK are now found within the creative economy, with the UK games industry playing a major part in the success. That’s why there’s never been a better time for games companies to apply for co-investment in skills,... Continue Reading →

…And Then It Was Over – Game In Scotland 2014

That was fun... Game In Scotland took place on Saturday afternoon.  This year's event moved out of the grim and slightly sticky Fat Sam's nightclub, which had been its home for the last eight years and moved it into the spring sunshine in Abertay University's brand new games centre of excellence. The 2014 Game In... Continue Reading →

Game In Scotland – Programme & Speakers

The 2014 Game In Scotland event happens this Saturday.  Taking place at Abertay University's Centre of Excellence for Videogames, the event brings together dozens of Scotland's game development studios, speakers and experts, for a day of presentations, panels, workshops and exhibition. This year's event brings together expertise and help for those interested in getting into... Continue Reading →

Cross-Party Group On Videogames Technology – 11/12/13

Last week saw the third cross-party group on videogames technology take place at the Scottish Parliament in Holyrood.  The group was created to give the video games and interactive sector representation within the parliament and address the issues facing the industry on a national level. The minutes for the meeting have now been drafted -... Continue Reading →

Inspiration Day

One of the major opportunities for games creators moving forward is the chance to work with and educate other areas of the creative industries.  Film, television, music, literature and even the performing arts are all now looking seriously at games, apps and interactive media and wondering how to make it work for them. Thanks to... Continue Reading →

Cross Party Group On Video Games – Holyrood, December 11th

The third Cross-Party Group on Videogames will take place in Holyrood on the evening of Wednesday December 11th, from 17:30 - 19:30. The focus of this will be Skills & Creativity In The Video Games Industry.  Speakers will include Gina Jackson from Creative Skillset, David Martin from Skills Development Scotland and Brian Baglow from the... Continue Reading →

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