Scotland’s Games Industry ‘Rocketing’

New research from industry body, TIGA indicates growth of 27% for Scotland's games sector in 2016/17.

2014 – A Year In Releases

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 →

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 →

Research – Data – Business: A Request

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 →

This Weeks Stats

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 – Volume 2 Edition 3 – Out Now

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 →

Games Analytics & Urban Airship Make Games Provably Better

Urban Airship, the US company which provides mobile push messaging services, and Scotland's predictive analytics specialist GamesAnalytics, have announced a strategic partnership that should help games developers reach out and contact their users in new ways. The specialism and skills in this partnership should allow greater engagement with games and allow developers/publishers to identify and... Continue Reading →

Games Analytics Shifts Into Top Gear

Games Analytics, Edinburgh's data delving wizards, have been signed by BBC Worldwide to support the new Top Gear: Stunt School Revolution mobile game. Games Analytics has integrated their Predict technology into the game and is already improving player engagement for the free-to-play title.  The game experience for different players has been optimised and redesign of... Continue Reading →

Denki Is Hiring! Player Champion Required

The games industry is changing.  It's a business which has always been driven by technology but, for many years, this meant that the gee-whizzery and eye candy aspects of games soaked up all the time, attention and column inches.  more polygons at higher frame rates and ever more elaborate rocket launchers were the order of... Continue Reading →

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