Creative Scotland Announces New Chief Executive

After a year which could be charitably described as 'challenging' Creative Scotland, the public sector body created help Scotland's artistic, cultural and creative individuals, companies and organisations, has announced it has a new chief executive. Janet Archer, currently Director of Dance at Arts Council England, will take up her new role on 1 July 2013.... Continue Reading →

Sync Announces Its 2013 GEEKS IN RESIDENCE

Sync is a project which supports cultural organisations in Scotland, learn more about technology, come to love it, then take it back to the office/theatre/museum/loft space and do many interesting and exciting new things with it. As part of this remit, for the last several years Sync has placed a number of developers or technical... Continue Reading →

Do You Have What It Takes To Be A Geek In Residence?

Today's the last day to apply to become a 'Geek In Residence' as part of the Sync Tank programme.  You could be embedded (not as painful as it sounds) within Socttish Opera, The MacRobert arts centre, the EIGG box, the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo (which can't run in Dundee, sadly) or Photography gallery Stills. It... Continue Reading →

Time Capsule Tuesday – THE Definitive History Of Games In Scotland

Did you know that Scottishgames was originally started in 2005 as a Yahoo Group?  That didn't work.  It required people to get involved and contribute.  So in 2006, your editor took the decision to start a blog.  At that time, TypePad was a decent choice and allowed sophisticated content like words and pictures to be... Continue Reading →

Survey – Grown Up Gaming

It's request time, readers.  Anthony Reynolds from Glasgow University is looking for people to help his research into gaming culture and mature content in videogames.  It's not another survey into violent games = violent behaviour.  Rather he's looking for input from gamers to help shape the research itself. If you can spare 10 minutes at... Continue Reading →

Looking Bloody GORGEOUS! – New Scottishgames Merchandise NOW AVAILABLE!

Ladies and gentlemen, we are thrilled, delighted and downright overjoyed to introduce the brand new(ish) Scottishgames.net CORNER SHOP. Yes, now, as you read the latest news and analysis of the games business in Scotland, you can radiate cool and effortless chic with the new range of Scottishgames.net t-shirts. Ranging from casually stylish and wilfully geeky,... Continue Reading →

Welcome

Hello world.  Welcome to the all new Scottishgames site.  Your single, central resource for everything happening in, relating to and coming from the industry of making games in Scotland.  Developers, indie studios, universities, supporting organisations and local media will all be featured here, making it the place to find out what's going on in and... Continue Reading →

Culture Minister Criticises MPs Attitudes Towards Games Business

Ed Vaizey, the UK's Minister for culture, media and sport has attacked MPs general lack of understanding regarding videogames and the industry behind them, reports GamesIndustry.biz. Appearing before the Scottish Affairs Committee, examining the subject of tax breaks for the games industry, Labour MP Ian Davidson remarked that Mr Vaizey "...ought to be concerned about... Continue Reading →

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