Part of Ukie’s push to help educate young people about careers in games, the One Minute Mentor programme is calling for anyone involved in the games industry to share a tiny chunk of wisdom about what they do and how they got there.
With Devices For All, Ukie is asking the UK games industry to donate its old laptops and computers so they can be given a new home in schools up and down the country.
Game developers - the DCA (in partnership with Abertay) needs you. And your games. The latest of the popular Drop In And Play events takes place in Dundee on Sunday November 8th, coinciding with the closing celebrations for the Discovery Film Festival. The closing film will be Labyrinthus, a Europena film, which tells the story... Continue Reading →
Me And The Giants, the game and app developer specialising in content for kids has released its back catalogue of educational game for Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8. The company has released two of its app collections for Windows users: Tolva and Ting, a collection five neon-coloured, educational games and apps for pre-school children, featuring the... Continue Reading →
Kodu Kup is a coding competition open to UK school children aged between 7 and 14 years old. Kodu Kup Scotland is a sister competition to the UK Kodu Kup designed to work with the larger competition, taking Scotland's different term times into account. The competition has been organised and run by David Renton, a Microsoft... Continue Reading →
The team at Tsumanga have taken the road less travelled when it comes to games. They're working with a third party license, aimed at a younger female audience and featuring fairies. Winx Club is one of the most popular brands in the world for 9-13 year old girls. Created by Rainbow Studios in Italy, the franchise... Continue Reading →
The idea of using games technology and gaming experiences for educational purposes is something which has been gaining ground in recent years. The advent of technologies and devices such as tablets, which are 'kid friendly', has created a whole new audience for games. A growing number of developers are recognising this and are creating... Continue Reading →
After the Walking Dead, The Last Of Us, Dead Rising and Atom Zombie Smasher, the gaming public have been waiting, poised for a new survival horror game. A new and terrifying foe which evokes the darkest fears and dread nightmares... Ludometrics has worked with author Lorna Freytag to imagine this beast, this lurking evil thing... Continue Reading →
Edinburgh's Tigerface is a studio specialising in creating educational games and apps for kids. The company has signed a deal with educational and entertainment network Fingerprint to launch seven new apps. The apps are all collaborative, allowing kids and families to play and learn together, improving their maths, science and language skills. Collaborative play and... Continue Reading →
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 →