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 →

Booty Call – Pirate Party Seeks Mutinous Mariners In Crowd-Funded Cash Quest

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/hiddenarmada/mutiny-16-player-dual-screen-pirate-mayhem-pc-mobi/widget/video.html Ahoy, shipmates. The scurvy crew at Hidden Armada have unleashed a broadside of much awesome in the form of a Kickstarter campaign to help fund their first game, Mutiny!. Mutiny! is a chaotic multiplayer pirate brawler - for up to SIXTEEN players - that lets you sail the 77 seas with a crew of your... Continue Reading →

TIGA Talks Funding – READ THIS NOW

TIGA has launched a frankly excellent research report into sources of funding for game developers operating in the United Kingdom. Covering everything from crowd-funding and work-for-hire, through to Angel investors, venture capitalists, project finance and debt, the guide lays out in simple, easily-understood terms what it takes to find funding in today's video games industry,... Continue Reading →

Games Lounge – New Online Video Games Show

Games Lounge is a brand new live-streamed show about video games, being created and produced here in Scotland. The idea for the show and the driving force behind the project, Shaun Paul Johnson is now using Kickstarter to help finds funds to make the show a reality. Shaun explained his reasoning for starting the project... Back in... Continue Reading →

Arduino Starters Book – IndieGoGo Now LIVE

You're aware of Arduino, right? It's the open source, electronics prototyping platform which lets artists, hobbyists and people who are not electronic engineers build and make things. It's rather awesome. Scotland's Mark Geddes s an old school programmer and Arduino fan. He's also a maker. And quite possibly, soon to be an author. Mark has... Continue Reading →

Ruffian’s ‘Game Of Glens’ Needs You

Towards the end of 2013 we heard about the latest project underway at Ruffian Games in Dundee.  Tribal Towers was the company's first indie project, a new and original game, in which players built their own armoured and armed towers, while trying to destroy their opponent's. Then it went quiet.  Ruffian slipped back into stealth... Continue Reading →

Horror Games Kickstarter – Now With Added Maize

There's a new Kickstarter project promising to create the ultimate documentary on the horror game genre. Playing With Fear is a project from Anthony Carpendale which will dissect the art, craft and community of horror games. The documentary promises to explore a wide range of games, both classic and forthcoming, from Silent Hill, 7th Guest... Continue Reading →

Beeswing – Rural Scotland RPG On Kickstarter

Scotland boasts a large number of developers and development studios, 94 at our last count.  Yet few of the games emerging from the development community are actually based in Scotland itself.  So it was a delight to find Beeswing a new Zelda-like 2D RPG game currently seeking crowd funding for development. Set in and around... Continue Reading →

Reloaded Productions Announces Kickstarter Campaign For New APB Game

Reloaded Productions, the team behind the free-to-play MMO APB Reloaded, announced exclusively at GDC last night, that they are working on a new title within the APB franchise - and have launched a Kickstarter campaign to fund the game. APB Vendetta will be a first-person shooter, which incorporates competitive multiplayer with free-running/parkour elements, allowing players... Continue Reading →

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