The full speaker lineup for next month's Designing With Data: The Future of Videogames event has been announced. The keynote presentation will be from Dr Luke Dicken, the Director of Applied AI at Zynga, where he leads a team driving innovation at the intersection of AI, Analytics, Game Development and Computational Creativity. Luke’s long term... Continue Reading →
What role does data play in designing, developing and running the world’s leading videogames? Data science company Effini has partnered with InGAME, the innovation centre for games and media enterprise in Dundee, to discuss and debate this issue, as part of Data Fest 2020. Taking place on March 11th, in the heart of Dundee’s thriving... Continue Reading →
A new research report from UKIE and the BFI shows Scotland as the fourth largest cluster in the UK's video games industry, with Edinburgh and Dundee in the top 10 cities for game development.
New research from industry body, TIGA indicates growth of 27% for Scotland's games sector in 2016/17.
2014 was a strange year for the Scottish games industry. The number of companies in the country shrank slightly (to around 85) and the number of games released also decreased to around the same number - 85, down from 2013's 93 releases. The diversity of the releases increased however, from the next generation versions of... Continue Reading →
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 →
Ladies and gentlemen, we work in an industry which suffers from a lack of research and hard data. The size of the games industry in the UK is not yet clear, the number, type and genre of releases from UK companies is not captured and attempts to put the games sector in context with the... Continue Reading →
Introducing a new feature. This week's most popular posts. This also includes page visits to the company directory, jobs page, etc... Enjoy! Top Posts (the past week) Company Directory 290 views Pixel Blimp Wins Place On Microsoft Accelerator Programme 199 views One Week Left For Games Companies To Apply To Challenge Fund 162 views JOBS 126 views European Commission... Continue Reading →
The Computer Games Journal is one of the only academic journals in the world focusing on the computer games industry and the issues facing the creators, technologies and innovators within this rapidly evolving sector. It was created and is edited here in Scotland by a team of respected academics including editor-in-chief Dr John Sutherland, Dr... Continue Reading →