Three Scots Named In Games Industry’s Most Influential 100

GamesIndustry.biz has just published it's first list of the top 100 most influential people in the games industry. Covering the AAA console sector, mobile gaming, indie games, eSports, retail & publishing, industry advocates/investors  as well as those in PR and the media, the list offers an insight into the people who influence the games industry... Continue Reading →

Scottish Parliament Committee Explores Impact Of Games Industry

Last week, the Scottish Parliament's economy, energy and tourism committee held the first part of it's investigation into the economic impact of the creative industries - including games. The committee is gathering evidence, both written and from industry witnesses, exploring if and how government intervention might help the creative industries grow, thrive and achieve more.... Continue Reading →

Game Creators Hit Sunday Times Rich List

A number of prominent figures in the games industry hit last weekend's Sunday Times Rich List. King.com's Mel Morris (£407m, 238th), co-founder Riccardo Zacconi (£354m, 271st), co-founder Sabastian Knutsson (£200m, 458th) and CEO Stephane Kurgan (£85m, 989th) all appear following the company's initial public offering. Rockstar Games' Sam and Dan Houser are also placed (£90m, 947th) as... Continue Reading →

Creative Scotland Issues Ten Year Plan

Creative Scotland, the organisation which supports Scotland's arts, screen and creative industries has released its ten year plan for supporting and funding the country's cultural and creative sectors. The ten year plan and funding strategy has been put together with input from over 1000 participants drawn from the entire creative spectrum.  Which, for the first time,... Continue Reading →

BAFTA Breakthrough Brits – Apply Now!

Game developers, BAFTA wants you.  Breakthrough Brits is a brand new competition which is open to people working in the UK's screen industries.  Including games.  According to BAFTA: The Academy is looking for exceptional individuals who are already working professionally in the Games, Film and TV industries. This is an open call-out and we encourage... Continue Reading →

GTA – Best Selling Game Of 2013, Makes More Than Global Music Industry

It's official, GTA V has done rather well.  In addition to breaking all sort of Guinness world records, the game was the best-selling release in 2013, breaking Call Of Duty's four year run at the top spot. It was also revealed that the game made more in its first month than the entire global music... Continue Reading →

The Computer Games Journal – Volume 2 Edition 3 – Out Now

The Computer Games Journal is one of the only academic journals in the world focusing on the computer games industry and the issues facing the creators, technologies and innovators within this rapidly evolving sector. It was created and is edited here in Scotland by a team of respected academics including editor-in-chief Dr John Sutherland, Dr... Continue Reading →

Scotsman Adds Games Coverage

For the last several years Scotland has suffered from an almost total lack of interest in video games within the mainstream media. Outside the occasional news story from the business desk, there's been little recognition of the video games sector as a viable creative industry, or as a valuable part of the country's economy.  Even... Continue Reading →

The Future Of Games In Scotland – Live on TV

Scotland Tonight, STV's flagship news programme featured a brief discussion on the future of Scotland's games industry last night. Featuring Interactive Scotland's Alisdair Gunn, industry commentator, writer, comedian and gamer, Robert Florence and your editor (Brian Baglow, me...), the discussion covered the current state of the games industry, the issues it faces and how it... Continue Reading →

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