Game Changer Dundee – Game Design Contest

Game Changer Dundee is a new four month project in which primary school children across Dundee will learn about video game design from BAFTA award-winning game designer Sophia George. Sophia will introduce pupils to her inspirations as an artist and game designer, leading practical sessions looking at the links between traditional art and modern video... Continue Reading →

Hunted Cow Wants YOU (To Make Boardgames)

Developers! Student teams! Game development societies! In fact games makers of all descriptions! Here's a unique opportunity for you to work with on a whole range of new games - in a way you may never have considered... Last month we reported that Hunted Cow had signed a deal with American board game designer and... Continue Reading →

Tsumanga Judges Ayrshire High Schools Games Development Competition

Glasgow's Tsumanga Studios acted as the judge in a game creation competition between high schools in Ayrshire last week. Thirteen schools took part in the competition and prizes on offer included: Most Playable game Best Graphics Best Design Best Commercial Potential Best Use of Technology There were £50 Amazon vouchers on offer for each category. Graeme... Continue Reading →

Artists: Zapcoder Wants You

Artists: Looking for a way to build your portfolio, or get your work out and into games?  Got a whole stack of sprites you created for an old project which never got off the ground? Zapcoder, the Glasgow-based company which is creating an app which will allow anyone to build and create their own games... Continue Reading →

Life Of Play, Life Of The Mind Richard Lemarchand Speaks At GCU

Glasgow Caledonian University, in association with IGDA Scotland, is hosting a master class on Tuesday 2nd July, with Professor Richard Lemarchand, former game designer with Naughty Dog (Uncharted series) and now professor of game design at the University of Southern California. The masterclass, entitled Life of Play, Life of the Mind: What Game Design Can Teach... Continue Reading →

Win Big With Game Maker – $35,000 In Prizes For Windows 8 Games

Dundee's YoYo Games, the company behind the Game Maker development software has launched a competition to reward developers creating games for Windows 8. If you're not familiar with Game Maker, it's a simple development platform, which allows anyone from the age of around 9 to build games, without having to know how to code, or... Continue Reading →

ENABLE Scotland – Game Design Workshop

Last weekend Guerilla Tea, working with ENABLE Scotland’s East Renfrewshire Local Area Coordination Team, ran a game development workshop in Glasgow for children and young adults with Asperger’s Syndrome and other similar learning disabilities. We met with East Renfrewshire LAC Team last year at the ScotCampus Futures Fest in Glasgow. ENABLE Scotland is a charity... Continue Reading →

Jam Spreads Over Whole Of Scotland

As we've mentioned in the recent past, the Global Games Jam is a 48 hour competition which challenges teams of developers to create a brand new, original game using whatever tools, hardware and platforms they so desire. It's a full on challenge, running continuously over two days and incorporates themes and bonus achievements for creating... Continue Reading →

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