Dare to be Digital Launched By V&A Game Designer

The 2014 Dare to be Digital competition launched today, fronted by the V&A museum's first ever game designer in residence, Sophia George. Sophia was a Dare to be Digital competitor back in 2011, as part of Team Swallowtail. The team not only won Dare to be Digital, but went on to claim the BAFTA Ones To... Continue Reading →

OUT NOW – Genes In Space – Fight Cancer, Save The Galaxy

Games can change the world... In July 2013, the team at Guerilla Tea announced that they were working with Cancer Research UK on a new game which would use real world clinical research data. Players would manipulate this data as part of the game, creating a huge virtual team, speeding up research and potentially providing... Continue Reading →

Scottish Games Network – An Introduction

In September last year I announced to the world that the Scottish Games Network was moving from a grass roots community to becoming something far more strategic and full time.  I may even have used the words 'official industry body' for Scotland's interactive entertainment sector.  I meant them too... I then organised a number of... Continue Reading →

Scottish Games Network – Launch Events

It's been nearly a month since I announced the launch of the Scottish Games Network as the country's industry body.  Since then things have become a little busy.  Around 700 e-mails congratulating me on the launch, companies and organisations how they join and other asking what specifically the SGN will do. Now's the time to... Continue Reading →

Xbox One – What It Is, What It Does – We Think

UPDATED: We originally stated that the Xbox One could emulate existing Xbox 360 games.  It's now clear Xbox One will not offer emulation of Xbox 360, Xbox Live or Xbox indie games. Our non-games readers might have missed the excitement, buzz, then deluge of social media updates, from developers, journalists, games industry pundits, analysts and gamers... Continue Reading →

Scottish Women In Games – Launch Event

The brand new Scottish Women In Games group is holding it's inaugural event tomorrow evening at the DCA in Dundee. The group was created to support, highlight and address the issue of women currently working in the interactive industry, as well as encourage more women and girls to consider a career in the games sector.... Continue Reading →

Scotland Snubs Sony – No Developers Signed Up For PlayStation 4

At a glamorous and high profile event in New York City last night, Sony revealed the first details about it's much anticipated console, which it turns out will be called the PS4. The device itself was not shown, but the company highlighted many of the platform's next generation features including: 8 GB of unified memory,... Continue Reading →

GTA V Confirmed For Spring 2013

Rockstar Games has announced that the much anticipated GTA V is due for release in Spring 2013.  The game will be available for pre-order from November 5th. The game is currently in development at Rockstar North HQ in Edinburgh.  Could this be the biggest selling GTA title yet?  To date, the series has sold over... Continue Reading →

Outplay – Two New Games, Two New Board Members

Social games publisher Outplay, which launched at the start of 2011, has officially announced its first two titles - Word Trick and Booty Quest. The company has also today appointed two new non-executive directors.  Karen Thomson, the former president of AOL Europe has joined the company as Chair, while Randy Breen, a former executive of... Continue Reading →

First Ever Dare Game Hits The App Store

The first videogame, created as part of the Dare to be Digital competition, has launched commercially on the Apple App Store. Sculpty, which was created by Team Tickle as part of the 2010 Dare competition is now available for the iPad. Sculpty is a physics-based platform game, in which players pinch, poke, stretch and sculpt... Continue Reading →

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