Pay, Horsepower and Reward – Edinburgh Interactive (Session 2)

Getting Brands to Pay for in Game Purchases With spiralling development costs, piracy concerns, and a competitive market meaning less return on each project; game developers are increasingly looking at new business models. At the forefront of this is Free2Play or freemium games such as EA’s Battlefield Play4Free series on PC and Rovio’s Angry Birds... Continue Reading →

Fun, Consequence and Emotion – Edinburgh Interactive (Session 1)

David Yarnton, Chairman of Edinburgh Interactive, opened the 10th anniversary festival. Selling the festival on the aspect of change, the speed of change and the impact on everyday lives as an introduction to the festival at large. With advances in the industry David noted how inundated we are with options for entertainment, including social media.... Continue Reading →

Edinburgh Interactive Festival Programme

The final line-up for the 2012, tenth anniversary Edinburgh Interactive Festival has been announced.  It's a who's-who of significant industry experts and innovative interactive loveliness. This year's keynote speaker is Seamus Blackley, who's looking into “The Future of Fun”.  This promises to be an informative and insightful discourse regarding the future we are launched into, by... Continue Reading →

EIF – Pitch A Game, Impress A Dragon, Get In Free

A week or so back, we mentioned that this year's Edinburgh Interactive Festival would feature a session called Thare Be Dragons, in which young, hopeful, aspiring game developers would pitch ideas to a panel of industry heavyweights, mavens and Simon Cowell-esque judges, in an effort to win the approbation and a bucket of free (pretend)... Continue Reading →

Thar’ll Be Dragons – Sexy Violent Dragons

The 2012 Edinburgh Interactive Festival has been notable thus far for the stealthy nature of its programming.  There are wonderful things happening, but they've chosen not to share them with you until they've been buffed to a mirror sheen and had extra special sprinkles added. Now that glamour, and zest has been finalised and the... Continue Reading →

All Change…

So you may have noticed the new theme on the http://www.scottishgames.net site.  It's the first step in the ongoing evolution of the site as a force for all that is good and right and true in the rapidly evolving wide, wide world o' games. NOW for the FIRST TIME EVER you can find all of... Continue Reading →

Playwrights’ Studio Scotland – 360 Narratives

Scotland's Playwrights' Studio has created the 360 Narratives course, to offer writers the opportunity to learn about and experience other forms of writing. Working in teams, writers and narrative creators from different fields will collaborate to create story worlds that can be exploited across a variety of media by looking at how to develop ideas... Continue Reading →

Last Call – BAFTA Scotland Awards Need YOU(r Games)

Time is ticking away.  Entries for the 2011 British Academy Scotland Awards close on Friday 19th of August at 17:00 BST. The new GAMES category is open to every developer from indie-vidual developers, through to the largest studios.  Format is not a consideration, allowing online, browser-based, mobile and casual titles, to compete head-to-head with console... Continue Reading →

Scottish Developers Discount For Edinburgh Interactive

Following on from yesterday's introduction to the 2011 Edinburgh Interactive Festival, we've been contacted by the organisers to promote a special offer, created specifically for developers in Scotland. Edinburgh Interactive is delighted to offer 2 complimentary places for staff in return for 1 Scottish Developer ticket purchased at the cost of only £125 + vat. ... Continue Reading →

Edinburgh Interactive – One Week To Go…

It's a mere seven days until the start of the 2011 Edinburgh Interactive festival which this year takes place in the Radisson Blu Hotel in the capital's Royal Mile. Offering a blend of industry conference and public events, EI11 promises to deliver an interesting and varied programme, featuring speakers from STV chief Rob Woodward, exploring... Continue Reading →

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