OUT NOW: Tap To Flap (iOS & Android)

After the incredulity, disbelief, shock, confusion, growing anger, dismissal, disdain, death threats and disappearance, followed by thousands upon thousands of words analysing and explaining away the unexpected success of Flappy Bird, the truth is that we still don't know the truth. We don't know why the game succeeded like it did. Why, out of the... Continue Reading →

Everything Old Is New Again – Claymore’s NeoArcade Coming Soon

Glasgow's Claymore Games is bringing back the bright lights, furious action and neon-drenched wonder of video games arcades in the 1980s, with its latest release, NeoArcade. No longer do aspiring gamers have to head into a sticky and badly-lit arcade, chock full of unsavoury types, clutching a sock full of 10 and 20 pence coins,... Continue Reading →

Ancient Battle: Rome – Coming Soon From Hunted Cow

From a mysterious and relatively unknown company somewhere in the wilds of Northern Scotland, Hunted Cow has emerged as one of the most active and rapidly growing games companies in the UK.   Last week the company announced it had signed a deal with Criss Cross Games to bring the studios' first game to market.... Continue Reading →

New From Stormcloud: Mr Shingu’s Paper Zoo – Out NOW For iOS

In an app store awash with clones, copies and tired retreads of existing genres, originality is all too rare.  Games can quite easily aim for instant mainstream acceptance, losing any real identity in their race for the lowest common denominator, or can be defiantly aimed at 'real' gamers, so bullet holes and orcs abound. Which... Continue Reading →

Chock-A-Block – Out Now For iOS From Claymore Games

Chock-A-Block is an original new sliding block puzzle game from the team at Claymore Games.  It's out now for iOS, with Android and Windows Phone versions coming soon. Chock-A-Block combines the simple, easily understood classic 'match 3' gameplay (put three or more of the same things together to make them vanish and pick up points)... Continue Reading →

Games Needs Girls – Dare & BAFTA Winners Call For More Females In Games Business

Families should play more games together and more girls should consider a career in the games industry, according to Swallowtail Games' Sophia George. The company has just launched its first title, Tick Tock Toys, for Apple iOS devices, after scooping a Dare to be Digital award in 2011 and a BAFTA Ones To Watch award... Continue Reading →

Celtic Heroes Nominated For MMO Award

In 2012 it was all about Tower Defence, could 2013 be the year of the Massively Multiplayer Online game? Towards the end of last year, several companies in Scotland were nominated in several competitions (and end of year 'best of' lists), most of which focused on the 'tower defence' genre.  Cobra's iBomber Defense Pacific, Ninja... Continue Reading →

Food Run out today on iOS – Forget Meals on Wheels, Pixels On Toast serves up Eggs on Legs.

Out today on iOS, quirky platformer Food Run comes from Edinburgh based one-man-developer Pixels On Toast, also known as Kevin Ng. With Rockstar Games, EA and Warthog sitting happily on his CV, Ng formed Pixels On Toast in 2010 and produced titles WordCrasher and Kick Flick Soccer. Food Run is his follow up and we... 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 →

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