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We've mentioned the forthcoming Digital 2013 event a couple of times now: connecting Scotland's digital and creative industries - talks, workshops, exhibitors - all the things you'd hope to see at a show focusing on technology, digital media and the creative industries. Now there's a new element within Digital 2013 - the Scottish Games Lounge...... Continue Reading →
The Digital 2013 conference and exhibition 'Connecting Scotland's Digital & Creative Industries' has announced the first speakers taking part in the SECC, Glasgow on April 25th. The big news is that games will be represented, with Chillingo COO Edward Rumley taking to the stage. If you've not been paying closer attention to the mobile sector,... Continue Reading →
It emerged a few weeks ago that the 2012 Creative Scotland Awards had categories for film, TV, music, performing arts but games, interactive entertainment and digital media had been neglected. We've since had several conversations with representatives from Creative Scotland who have gone some way to explaining why games didn't appear in the awards. Put... Continue Reading →
It's been a tumultuous and busy 24 hours. News of the research into Scotland's creative industries has spread throughout the global games sector and into the mainstream media... Now, the Scottish government has been in touch to tell us that they know it's wrong and they're working on better figures and more reliable information. Here's... Continue Reading →
What happens when some creative developers want to book tickets for the new Batman film? Do they pick up the phone? Of course not. Do they perhaps go online? Don't be silly. What clever and creative developers do is whip up an augmented reality app for their mobiles, which superimposes the classic Bat Signal over... Continue Reading →
The Alt-w fund supports artists to explore experimental and interactive activities, make use of technology as both a platform and medium, and recognise the rapidly evolving role that digital culture plays in todays society. Creators can apply for up to £10,000 of production costs from the fund. To provide more background and context on the... Continue Reading →
Ladies and gentlemen, please welcome a new member of the Scottish games community. Chunk Games is a new label, created by Glasgow digital design agency Chunk. The company has worked in the marketing, advertising and design field for a number of years now and has produced several 'games' both in the traditional sense and in... Continue Reading →