JOBS: Programmer & Artist Roles At Team Rock Games

Team Rock is looking for a programmer and artist to start a new in-house game development team. Unlike traditional games companies, Team Rock is approaching the games sector from a different angle. The company comes from a music industry background, publishing monthly magazines including Metal Hammer, Classic Rock and Prog, as well as streaming Team... 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 →

YoYo Games Expanding, Recruiting New Staff, Moving To New Office

Dundee's YoYo Games, the company behind the rather awesome Game Maker software has announced that it is expanding. YoYo currently employs 25 people, but is looking for around 25 more to help the company keep pace with the rapid evolution of the global games market and demand for Game Maker: Studio, which YoYo claims is... 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 →

Games And Gift Culture

You may remember that Scottishgames recently introduced Steve Hammond into the fray as a guest columnist, giving you insightful and surprising tidbits into the Scottish game industry's origins. We've also had the wonderful Phil Harris reporting from this year's Edinburgh Interactive, reporting the gig like you were actually there! Now we add a new guest... Continue Reading →

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