Crossover Scotland – Inspiration Day

Crossover Scotland's Inspiration Day was a rare event, a day designed to bring together 'creatives' from a range of disciplines - film & tv, performing arts, literature, music, games and 'other'... It's part of a larger series of events, created by Crossover Labs and The Sheffield Documentary Festival, incorporating residential labs where practitioners from all... Continue Reading →

Canongate’s Future 40

Literary publisher Canongate has announced The Future 40, a list of 40 Scottish storytellers it believes will dominate the next 40 years of creative life in the country. The independent publisher teamed up with The Skinny magazine to create The Future 40, celebrating the company's own 40th birthday. Creative organisations and individuals from across Scotland were invited to submit... Continue Reading →

Redefining Reading – Story Mechanics Signs Publishing Deal For The 39 Steps

Story Mechanics is a division of Tern Television.  For the last several months, the company has been working on a new project, with a very lofty goal - to create an entirely new form of digital entertainment, which bridges the gap between literature, gaming and film. Story Mechanics' first project is the classic The 39 Steps,... Continue Reading →

You Are In A Maze Of Twisty Little Passages, GCH, FDG, UF, Inc Mnstrs, Ghsts, Zmbs VGC

Interactive Fiction is alive and well and being written in Scotland.  Yes, the purest, most literate and graphically rich form of gaming has not died and been buried in an unmarked, unregarded grave, unmourned, dismissed and forgotten. If you're not 'au fait' (literally 'with brains') with Interactive Fiction, it's the old fashioned kind of game... Continue Reading →

Games Have No Place In A Creative Scotland

2012 has been the Year of Creative Scotland.  A nation wide celebration of creativity which highlights all of the amazing talent, the clever businesses and the dedicated organisations we have here in Scotland. Unless you work in digital media.  The recently announced Creative Scotland awards have categories for film and television, literature, music, theatre -... Continue Reading →

Coming Soon – JACKED – The Unauthorised Behind The Scenes Story Of Grand Theft Auto

JACKED is the new book from journalist and author David Kushner (Masters Of Doom) looking at the development of the Grand Theft Auto series.  Mr Kushner promises to go behind the scenes of the insanely popular series and look at those responsible for making the game happen. We're excited, we won't lie.  Not least because... Continue Reading →

Reinventing Literature – Tern TV Takes On Tomes

Tern TV, although best known as a TV production company, has a well established and pioneering digital group.  The company's latest venture into the interactive world was recently picked up by Kotaku, who looked at Tern's new Digital Adaptations project. Digital Adaptations takes classic literary works and reimagines them within a virtual environment.  Turning books into... Continue Reading →

Edinburgh: ‘Scotland’s One And Only Creative Hotspot’

A study carried out by NESTA with the universities of Bristol and Cardiff has highlighted the creative hotspots around the UK.  Scotland has one - the capital. Based upon the number of people working in all creative areas - the arts, architecture, media, publishing and even games development - the hotspots highlight major clusters of... Continue Reading →

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