Nigel Eccles and Rob Jones, two of the founders of Scottish tech 'unicorn' FanDuel have raised $4 million in funding for their new esports venture, Flick, which is expected to launch in the near future. The funding has been secured from exclusively US-based institutional investors. Mobile Screen Sharing Details of the new company's technology are... Continue Reading →
Tony Gowland, the man behind Ant Workshop spoke to Gamesindustry.biz about accessibility and 'easiness'
[This post is brought to you through our new syndication agreement with DIGIT.FYI, Scotland's digital technology news site...] The freedom of Grand Theft Auto, the massively-multiplayer elements of World Of Warcraft, the universe-spanning gameplay of Eve Online – with added AI-generated narrative, blockchain, crypto-currency and more. Could Gateway be the next generation of Scottish video game success? Despite its huge global... Continue Reading →
Edinburgh-based Krotos, the company behind the Dehumaniser voice processor (awesome for making roars, screams, moans and other monster-type sounds for games, VR and animation...) has raised a 'six figure sum' in its most recent round of investment. The investment was led by Old College Capital, the investment arm of Edinburgh University and Leslie Benzies, the... Continue Reading →
Chinese mobile games publisher Skymoons, is opening its first European studio, based in Edinburgh. Headed by Michael Boniface, the former director of Reloaded Productions (the team behind APB Reloaded), the studio is now recruiting an initial 21 people, with further growth planned. This is Skymoon's first studio outside China and is a first for the country's... Continue Reading →
There's a brand new event, focusing on animation, taking place in Edinburgh later this month. The Move Animation Summit is working with the majority of Scotland's animation studios to create an event which celebrates the success of the country's animation sector, as well as supporting new and emerging talent. Move takes place on Thursday February 23rd,... Continue Reading →
Equate, the organisation which focuses on bringing more women into the fields of science, technology, engineering and maths is holding a series of free evening seminars, designed to help women join the boards of Scotland's enviable array of public sector bodies. The workshops take place in Edinburgh and Dundee later this month: 20th February, 2017; 6pm... Continue Reading →
APB Reloaded hit the PC as a free-to-play title in December 2011. Since then, 5.8 million players have spent 40 million hours, creating over 10 million customised characters. Now developer Reloaded Productions and publisher Ravenscourt have brought the game to Xbox One. APB Reloaded puts drops players onto the streets of San Paro where they join either the... Continue Reading →