3 Games that Smashed Kickstarter Goals

Kickstarter is a great way to raise money to fund projects such as video games. Because of this developers often use the site as a way to get the ball rolling for their latest title. Throughout the past few months, several Scottish developers have proven crowd funding is still a viable option for smaller developers.... Continue Reading →

Outplay are hiring across a variety of roles

Outplay are continuing to add to their teams and our 2015 projects by actively hiring across all departments. As well as the roles listed below we continually look for great talent to add to our ambitious and highly talented team so if there isn't a role below that fits what your looking for get in touch with... Continue Reading →

Introducing QUIJA

QUIJA READING GAMES is a twenty-page perzine created by Mitch Alexander that gives a brief insight into one person's perspective on the possible intersections of non-heterosexual+noncisgender life and games, discussing and exploring how game design, criticism, theory and play can be impacted by queer issues and vice versa. QUIJA READING GAMES is intended for any... Continue Reading →

What if Unity3D was Unity2D?

The challenges behind the development of a 2D game are not the same as those in a 3D game. Unity have addressed these issues, and have announced the inclusion of a number of 2D specific tools for developers will ship in the upcoming Unity 4.3. The four main areas that will be addressed are flat... Continue Reading →

Listen to your Heart – Global Game Jam brings an Audio Twist in 2013

As chief organiser Brian McDonald pressed play on the audio file you could see that everyone in the room wasn’t paying full attention. Only as the regular, pumping, sound of a heart-beat was heard throughout the room did the jammers taking place realise that this was it, this was the theme. Nothing added, nothing taken... Continue Reading →

Please Welcome: The Gamer Show Podcast

Scotland's official specialist gaming media got a little bit larger this week, as the Gamer Show Podcast on the British Tech Network, got in touch to say hello. It's a fortnightly show from the Scottish borders, hosted by three dedicated gamers who talk about that latest news, releases and events in the wide, wide world... Continue Reading →

Young Rewired State Wants YOU!

So you're a games/apps/web/tech veteran. Now what? It might be a good opportunity to change up your weekend and help shape some young impressionable minds by volunteering as a mentor/judge at the much talked about Young Rewired State event happening in Aberdeen this weekend. The event challenges teenagers to come up with inventive coded solutions... Continue Reading →

Scottishgames, Ludometrics and Ready Up in a One Night Walkthrough

Now in its sixth year, the Scottish Mental Health Arts and Film Festival is one of Scotland's most diverse cultural events, covering everything from music, film and visual art to theatre, dance, and literature. The annual festival takes place in venues across Scotland throughout October, aiming to support the arts and challenge preconceived ideas about... Continue Reading →

Sick Kids Save Point – Gaming For Good

This weekend is the third annual Sick Kids Save Point charity gaming marathon.  The event sees nearly 50 dedicated gamers across the country devoting an entire weekend to gaming, with the goal of raising money for the Edinburgh Sick Kids Foundation. First held in 2010, Sick Kids Savepoint has so far raised over £30,000 and... Continue Reading →

Survey – Grown Up Gaming

It's request time, readers.  Anthony Reynolds from Glasgow University is looking for people to help his research into gaming culture and mature content in videogames.  It's not another survey into violent games = violent behaviour.  Rather he's looking for input from gamers to help shape the research itself. If you can spare 10 minutes at... Continue Reading →

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