Scots Companies Hit Develop Top 100 (and the rest of you…)

Develop magazine has published its Top 100 list of the best game developers in the UK.  The list features several companies from the Scottish Games Network.  Develop editor Michael French says in the introduction that the studios were judged on: ...their history, commercial success, reputation and potential. Develop has also, for the first time, compiled... Continue Reading →

Develop Award Nominees Announced

The nominees for the 2013 Develop awards have been announced, with a smattering of Scottish companies appearing in the list of 20 categories... Best use of narrative - The 39 Steps (Story Mechanics) Technical innovation - Game Maker (YoYo Games) Engine - GameMaker (YoYo Games) Creative contribution, Audio - Savalas Sound Creative contribution, Visuals -... Continue Reading →

Develop’s Top 100 British Studios

Develop Magazine is putting together its list of the UK's 100 top developers, to be released in June, in association with the fine folks at UKIE.  In past years, studios were judged solely on revenue generation.  However this year's list promises to be rather different. Here's how the magazine describes the 2013 process: Studios of... 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 →

Develop Magazine Publishes Scottish Regional Focus

In the most recent issue of Develop, the industry magazine for the creators of video games, there's a regional focus piece looking at the games sector in Scotland. The piece pulls in quotes from a number of companies, including Rockstar North, Tag, eeGeo, Denki and YoYo Games. The article explores the impact on the games... Continue Reading →

Scots Developers Feature In Develop’s 30 Under 30 List

Develop Magazine runs an annual list of 30 notable developers under the age of 30.  The 2012 list was published yesterday and several individuals (and members of the Scottish games Network) feature prominently. We're big fans of celebrating and supporting new and emerging talent hereabouts, so allow us to also feature them prominently... This year's... Continue Reading →

Stormcloud Games – New Development Studio Created By Games Veterans

Three of Scotland's most experienced game developers have set up a new game development studio based in Dundee. Stormcloud Games has been launched by Frank Arnot, Andy West and Pat McGovern, who between them have over 50 years of development experience and have launched 45 games, covering almost every genre and platform, including Minecraft (XBLA),... Continue Reading →

Trap Mansion – New From Too Easy Games

Jinkys! We have a new company AND a new game to introduce today.  Too Easy Games is a new indie games studio based in Dundee and formed by four Abertay graduates. The company has already released its first title, a halloween-themed puzzler called Trap Mansion, in which players must negotiate the pitfalls (literally) of a... Continue Reading →

Awards, Commendations, Recognition, GLORY

It's awards season and Scottish companies are picking up gongs, trophies and accolades left, right and centre.  Earlier this week at the prestigious Develop Awards, which took place at a glittering and star-studded event in glamorous Brighton, recruitment agency Specialmove and CGI experts Axis Animation both scooped prizes. Specialmove, which specialises in recruitment within the... Continue Reading →

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