We all love an award ceremony: the glamour, the drama, the bit where someone reads the wrong name - and who doesn’t like winning prizes? Perhaps the real value of award shows however, in the world of games anyway, is the annual chance to take a look backwards in an industry that’s always hurtling ahead. We can celebrate our achievements, sure, but we can also take stock of things and dig into just what goes into making award-worthy projects. This was the sentiment behind BAFTA Scotland’s recent Game Design event, which hosted a candid discussion between some of the personnel from this year’s nominees for the BAFTA Scotland Game Award.
There's a chance you've not come across Scotland's Go North festival before. It has its roots in music, but has grown over the last several years to become the country's first event to incorporate all of the creative industries. In 2013, Go North featured a single speaking slot, introducing interactive media and video games to the wider... Continue Reading →
Many events in Scotland are beginning to incorporate elements of gaming, games culture and exploring the rapidly evolving interactive industry. This year's Edinburgh Science Festival is looking into the impact of the gaming revolution on society. It's asked several expert speakers - and your editor - to explore topics ranging from the rise of indie gaming... Continue Reading →
Denki has been a little quiet since the release of Quarrel on Xbox Live. The company has been up to *something*, but nobody has really been sure what it is... At yesterday's Turing Festival gaming futures event, Managing Director Colin Anderson revealed exactly what the company has been up to. Denki is working with browser-based... Continue Reading →