Computer Xplorers – Preparing Children For The Future

The concept of introducing kids to computer skills is something which has been getting a great deal of traction recently.  From the mini game jam and Dare to be Digital LaunchPad or Dare School's Challenge for High Schools in Dundee, it seems that primary and high school children across Scotland are getting the chance to... Continue Reading →

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 →

Explore The Dark Places Inside A Cobra

Getting news and information out of a game developer can be slightly more difficult than prising a tiny bear cub away from a mummy polar bear.  Getting rare and esoteric materials like logos, photographs or screenshots can be worse. You might be an evil voodoo priest, planning to wreak mischief or discomfort upon the company.... Continue Reading →

BBC Scotland Announces ‘Connected Studio’, Looking For Developers

The BBC has announced a new event called Connected Studio, running in Glasgow on the 21st of February. Connected Studio has been created to bring together creative practitioners and developers with BBC staff to create, submit and develop ideas for innovative new features and formats, with BBC Staff and creators working together in an open... Continue Reading →

Jamming in Diversity – The Trials and Tribulations of the Jam

Jamming isn’t the easiest of things. However you do it, undertaking a 48 hour journey to produce a game from conception to birth, isn’t easy and there are likely to be stumbling blocks along the way. The first of these is the brick wall that exhaustion causes. It’s just physically draining to work for long... Continue Reading →

For Xmas Get The Geek In Your Life A F***ing T-Shirt

The chances are that you didn't know the Scottish Games Network, in addition to being your exclusive, comprehensive source for all that is good and true and exciting in the rapidly evolving interactive industry, was also a globally respected house of fashion. The Scottish Games Corner Shop offers a staggering array of fabulous, stylish and... Continue Reading →

Scottish Companies Nominated In TIGA Awards

The 2012 TIGA Awards nominations have been announced, with several Scottish companies and teams included.  There are several categories where Scotland is well represented - most notably the student games category which, thanks to Dare to be Digital, we dominate almost entirely. However there are many categories which rather inexplicably don't include any games from... Continue Reading →

Game Maker Now Available On STEAM

It is a truth universally acknowledged that a young game designer, in possession of a good idea, tends to do nothing with it.  Ever.  Except in the pub, when they moan to friends that they can't get funding, that games don't make money these days and that now they've mentioned it aloud, it will be... Continue Reading →

Compendium Of Interest – Turing & Technology & The World Of Tomorrow

A week ago, the second Turing Festival took place in Edinburgh.  The inaugural event in 2011 was astonishingly good.  Diverse, eclectic and expert, it pulled in speakers and participants from a huge range of disciplines and, almost uniquely, seemed to focus on a speaker's ability and knowledge, rather than job title or employer. I spent... Continue Reading →

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