Why Doing Your Own Testing Can Cost Developers Dearly

For many developers - not just those in the games industry - the idea of paying someone to test software seems like an unnecessary luxury. Test-driven development, live patching and an office full of highly qualified coders can lead some businesses to make strange decisions about the real value of testing. In the first of... Continue Reading →

Vote BRUT@L

BRUT@L is the latest project from Dundee's Stormcloud Games. Based on classic dungeon crawlers and Rogue-likes such as Nethack and, well, Rogue (and Angband...) BRUT@L takes the old school ASCII aesthetic and transforms it, Tron-like for a new generation of gamers. You can see the launch trailer here: Stormcloud is promising BRUT@L will come to the PlayStation... Continue Reading →

Blazing Griffin Grows – Games Meets Film

Blazing Griffin, the Edinburgh-based game development studio has announced that the company is expanding to incorporate film and post-production capabilities to the company. The company's ambition is to become one of the country's first truly transmedia creators, creating worlds and stories which span film, games, comics and more. The new film division will be run... Continue Reading →

New Prototype Fund For UK Game Developers Announced

Good news everybody! The UK's game development sector, which has often lacked access to public funding for projects and concepts, can now take advantage of the new Video Games Prototype Fund, which launched today. The fund will allocate £4,000,000 via £25,000 grants over the next four years to small, independent studios, to enable developers to create initial game prototypes and... Continue Reading →

Scottish Games Companies Star In Develop Award Nominations

The nominees for the 2015 Develop awards have been announced with a wide range of Scottish companies featuring within the 137 companies and 47 games featured. The Scottish companies in the list are: New Games IP (Mobile) - Size Does Matter (DOS Studios) Technically Norwegian, but it's former Dare Winner published by Channel 4, so... Continue Reading →

Moray Game Jam 2015 – We’re Off…

Friday marked the launch of the 2015 Moray Game Jam, which is taking place at Moray College in Elgin. Not only does this make the jam the most northerly in the whole United Kingdom, it marks the return of one of the friendliest, most collaborative events in the gaming calendar. This year's competition has pulled... Continue Reading →

YoYo Games Acquired For $16.4M

Dundee's YoYo Games, the creator of the popular Gamer Maker: Studio software has been acquired by PlayTech one of the world's leading creators of gambling software. In addition to  online gambling, PlayTech also offers a number of development tools and systems for creating online games. GameMaker: Studio will now join the company's portfolio of tools.... Continue Reading →

Outplay are hiring across a variety of roles

Outplay are continuing to add to their teams and our 2015 projects by actively hiring across all departments. As well as the roles listed below we continually look for great talent to add to our ambitious and highly talented team so if there isn't a role below that fits what your looking for get in touch with... Continue Reading →

BAFTA Crew Wants YOU

If you work in the games industry, there's something new you should sign up to NOW. BAFTA CREW for Games is now open. CREW is an intensive programme of masterclasses, workshops, live and online events, which gives participants access to the games industry's leading experts and thought leaders, providing a unique opportunity to learn from and engage... Continue Reading →

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