BAFTA Scotland Award Nominations Announced

The list of nominees for the 2014 BAFTA Scotland awards has been released. Covering film, television, animation, games, documentaries and current affairs, the awards recognise the best in Scottish screen talent. Each category has three nominations, from which the winner is chosen. This year, the games category received nearly 30 entries, making it one of the... Continue Reading →

Solar Flux For Fewer Bucks

It's your soaraway summer Steam sale! You're spending money on games you'll never play and loving every second of it. So why not support one of your local studios and pick up Firebrand's Solar Flux for fewer bucks than normal... It's gorgeous. You collect plasma and fire it into the heart of a dying sun... Continue Reading →

NOW HIRING – Firebrand Games

Glasgow's Firebrand Games is recruiting.  The company has a number of positions on offer for both coders and artists, on both contract and permanent basis. If you're not familiar with the company, Firebrand has created some of the more notable racing games of recent years, as well as the last year's critically acclaimed multi-platform original... Continue Reading →

VG247 Scotland – Issue 1 – The Best Place To Sell Games

VG247's news editor Dave Cook has just published issue number 1 of his new, regular, Scotland-focused editorial, VG247 Scotland, looking at the state of the games industry as it relates to Scotland and including creators, CEOs and experts from Scotland's video games sector. This new issue explores the various distribution channels available to games creators,... Continue Reading →

VG247 Scotland – Issue 0 Now LIVE – Read, Watch, Play

VG247's UK News Editor, Dave Cook has done something disruptive.  He's started a regular column on the VG247 site focusing on the video games sector in Scotland.Covering business news, releases, updates and interviews, VG247 Scotland will be an ongoing feature on the site and combine in-depth reporting, with news updates and a new industry discussion,... Continue Reading →

Vote Solar Flux For Indie DB Game Of The Year

Indie DB, the website dedicated to all things indie and excellent is holding it's annual Game Of The Year awards. Firebrand's gravitationally challenging galactic save-em-up Solar Flux is in the running.  And we - yes WE - can help them win. If you've not played Solar Flux yet, you're missing a treat.  It's a puzzle... Continue Reading →

GamesWest – New Event For Students With All Star Speaker Line Up

The University of the West of Scotland, West College Scotland and IGDA Scotland have put together an eye-wateringly good introduction to the world of gaming and the interactive industry as a career. Games West takes place at the UWS Paisley Campus on December 4th 2013. The bad news is, that the event is aimed at... Continue Reading →

TIGA Awards Finalists Announced

UPDATE: It's been brought to our attention we missed a couple of key Scottish finalists out.  Stormcloud games were also nominated in the Most Original Game category, while ALL of the entries in the Best Student Game category are Scottish, with teams coming from Abertay University. TIGA, The Independent Game developers Association has announced the... Continue Reading →

OUT NOW: Solar Flux For iPad

Solar Flux, the original new sun-saving, gravity-defying, inertia-dampening, ufo-controlling game from Glasgow's Firebrand Games is now LIVE on the Apple App store. We saw the world-exclusive hands-on preview at last weeks Dare to be Digital Indie Games Showcase and it is eye-wateringly beautiful.  Every level is centred around a huge, dying sun.  The player has... Continue Reading →

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