Could Gateway Be The Next Grand Theft Auto?

[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 →

New Funding Round For Audio Specialist Krotos

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 →

Tag & Ruffian In First Round Of UK Game Fund Recipients

Dundee development studios Tag Games and Ruffian are among the first round winners of funding from the recently announced UK Game Fund. The Scottish companies are among the first 24 recipients of the new fund, launched in October 2015, with a £4 million investment from the UK Government. The fund awards grants of up to... Continue Reading →

Are You Ahead Of The Game…?!

There have been a number of significant new events in the world of funding and financing video games in the last twelve months. Tax relief for game developers, putting them on a par with film and high end television production is a huge step forward. Not only for companies wishing to operate more sustainably, but... 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 →

Funding Competition Open To Edinburgh Digital Companies

Attention game developers and digital companies - especially (but not limited to) those in Edinburgh - Innovate UK (the organisation formerly known as the technology strategy board) is to invest up to £1 million in innovative research and development projects centred on the emerging cluster of digital media businesses in Edinburgh. The competition aims to stimulate the hotspot... Continue Reading →

Game In Scotland 2015 – The Next Generation

It's all change for Game In Scotland, the country's home-grown recruitment event focused on the gaming sector. Created originally as a graduate recruitment event, the event has been funded to date by the team at Scottish Enterprise. Now however, the role of Game In Scotland and the opportunities for the sector have changed hugely. Scottish Enterprise... Continue Reading →

Event – Crowdfunding V Crowdlifting – Unlocking The Potential

Crowd-funding. It was awesome. It was the saviour of indie gaming. It was an over-hyped waste of time. It was a way for the unscrupulous to rip-off the gullible. It was only for the already successful. It was only good for very specific projects. It's... so over. Crowd-funding is still with us. It's being used... Continue Reading →

DeltaDNA Raises $3M In Second Round Funding

Excellent new today from analytics and game personalisation platform deltaDNA. The company has secured an additional $3 million in Series A second round equity funding, taking the company's total investment to date to $5 million. The latest round of investment has been secured through deltaDNA’s existing investors Par Equity,  STV Group plc and the Scottish... Continue Reading →

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