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 →

Scottish Parliamentary Committee To Explore Impact Of Games Sector

The Scottish parliament needs YOU. The Scottish Parliament's Economy, Energy and Tourism committee has announced that it has launched an investigation into the economic impact of the creative industries in Scotland - using the country's games and film/television industries as key sectors. The committee will explore: The role of public sector agencies and the effectiveness... Continue Reading →

Cross-Party Group On Videogames Technology – 11/12/13

Last week saw the third cross-party group on videogames technology take place at the Scottish Parliament in Holyrood.  The group was created to give the video games and interactive sector representation within the parliament and address the issues facing the industry on a national level. The minutes for the meeting have now been drafted -... Continue Reading →

Cross Party Group On Video Games – Holyrood, December 11th

The third Cross-Party Group on Videogames will take place in Holyrood on the evening of Wednesday December 11th, from 17:30 - 19:30. The focus of this will be Skills & Creativity In The Video Games Industry.  Speakers will include Gina Jackson from Creative Skillset, David Martin from Skills Development Scotland and Brian Baglow from the... Continue Reading →

An Introduction To Scotland’s Games Industry For Governments

Back in May, the second Cross-Party Group On Video Games Technology took place at Holyrood.  It was very well attended, with four MSPs in the room, along with representatives from UKIE and TIGA and around 20 companies from across the country. The structure of the meeting was a little disjointed, as only a few days... Continue Reading →

Scottish Government Cross Party Group On Videogames Technology Announces New Convenor & Next Meeting

The cross-party group on videogames technology was started in early 2012 by MSP Joe Fitzpatrick.  The group met in March that same year - while GDC was on - yet still attracted a standing room only crowd, to hear from speakers including Denki's Colin Anderson, Scottish Enterprise  and TIGA. The group's initial meeting was more... Continue Reading →

Outplay – New Games Publisher Launches

Outplay Entertainment, a new videogames publisher focusing on social networks and smartphones launched today.  The company will be headquartered in Dundee, with details of premises expected within the next several weeks.  Outplay is already actively recruiting and is working with Glasgow gaming recruitment experts Specialmove to find talented, passionate and enthusiastic people to join them.... Continue Reading →

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