Dare to be Digital – The Indie Conference – Day 1

This year's Dare to be Digital ProtoPlay featured a two day indie conference, which focused on the issue of convergence - the ongoing overlap between video games and other areas of the arts and media, including film, television, literature and music. This was a bold move from Dare.  Convergence is a topic which is normally... Continue Reading →

Games Legend Ian Livingstone Appearing At Dare 2013

Dare to be Digital has announced several speakers from the 2013 festival, including games legend and Life President of Eidos, Ian Livingstone. The theme for year's industry conference is independence and convergence culture, looking at where the games industry meets art, film and television. As a pioneer in the UK games industry, Ian will share... Continue Reading →

Users, Creators, Love, Sex and Dwarves – Edinburgh Interactive (Session 6)

Into the final speaker sessions with an almost filmic title. Users to Creators  Starting with a discussion about using the market to create economic growth we have Bill Liao, CoderDojo (@liaonet) Ian Livingstone, Life President Eidos (@Ian_Livingstone), Ella Romanos, MD Remode Studios(@ella_romanos),  and Ray Maguire, Interactive Opportunities. Introduced by Fred Hasson, who started the whole... Continue Reading →

Dragons, Zombies and A Day in the Life – Edinburgh Interactive (Session 4)

Yesterday Edinburgh Interactive closed, with a Dragons Den type affair; the idea concerning a pitch of a game or interactive experience to a panel of Ian Livingstone (Life President Eidos), Rob Woodward (CEO Scottish TV), Bill Liao (Co-founder coderdojo.com), Mark Phillips (Harbottle & Lewis) and chaired by Sean Dromgoole (GameVision/Some Research). The event was done... Continue Reading →

Denki Announces Big Cup Cricket, Pronounces It ‘++Awesome’

The folks at Denki have been very quiet over the last few months.  Many saw this as proof positive that the company was sub-contracted to Santa, making toys and games for the good boys and girls of the world.  Other, less charitable souls, claimed it was because the company was trying to suppress new that... Continue Reading →

[Guest Editorial] My First Trip To NEoN

We're delighted to present the first in a series of guest editorials from people within the games and interactive industries.  Kim Blake is the education liason manager for Blitz Games (and a fellow of the Royal Society of Arts).  She visited Dundee recently, for the NEoN festival and agreed to write a summary of the... Continue Reading →

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