The last time Scotland's videogames industry had any sort of national profile in MCV, the industry trade journal, it was 2011/12. That's a long time ago - especially in a sector which moves as quickly and evolves so rapidly as gaming. At that point Realtime Worlds was still the talk of the town, Outplay was... Continue Reading →
It’s easier than ever to publish your own game thanks to accessible platforms like itch.io, the mobile app stores and Steam Direct. However, many independent developers still see value in signing publishing deals to get their games off the ground. Should small and/or young studios still be looking to make publishing deals, or are they better taking their future into their own hands?
It’s fantastic how well the Scottish games industry has been able to adapt to working from home, but there’s certainly no harm in anticipating what could be coming down the pipe next. We asked the Game Guru’s what challenges they’re anticipating in 2021.
In each edition of Game Gurus, we’ll be asking the crème de la crème of the Scottish games industry for their insights on the issues of the day. Today’s topic is: subscriptions.
TIGA has released new data indicating growth of 17% in employment within the games industry in Scotland between November 2018 and April 2020.
A new research report from UKIE and the BFI shows Scotland as the fourth largest cluster in the UK's video games industry, with Edinburgh and Dundee in the top 10 cities for game development.
10 print "Hello world!"; 20 goto 10 run Nearly three years ago, the Scottish Games Network went into hibernation. There were a couple of reasons: First of all, I had a little boy - and all of a sudden there was another priority in my life. Secondly - the ongoing need to moderate every single... Continue Reading →
Good news everybody! The Scottish Games Network, in partnership with the Edinburgh International Film Festival present two events focused on the crossover between film and games and what can be learned from working across both. The idea is to explore the ways in which games and interactive media are growing and evolving and the ways... Continue Reading →
In a report on GamesIndustry.biz, TIGA has called upon the UK government to establish a creative contend fund, to provide a new source of financing for game developers in the UK. The organisation notes that nearly a third of UK games studios have closed in the last five years and despite the increasing number of studios,... Continue Reading →
The Computer Games Journal. the academic paper focused on issues specific to the global video games industry, which was created and run from Scotland, has been acquired. The new owner is the prestigious, Springer Science & Business Media LLC on of the world's leading academic publishers. A purchase agreement contract was signed yesterday, by the editors-in-chief of The... Continue Reading →