Biome Collective Representing Dundee at London Design Biennale

Dundee has chosen Biome Collective to create a new interactive experience focusing on mental health and wellbeing to represent the city at the 2018 London Design Biennale.

Pixel Blimp Wins Place On Microsoft Accelerator Programme

Dundee's Pixel Blimp, the team behind games including Wee Paper Planes and more recently, the fiendishly difficult Free The Network, has won a place on Microsoft Venture's accelerator programme. The programme is an intensive fourteen week workshop, located in London. Twelve companies have been chosen to take part, with the goal being the opportunity to pitch... Continue Reading →

Ludometrics Bodychecks Radius Fest

Radius is a new indie games festival, held in the heart of London. It took place last week and drew in dozens of indie developers including our very own David Thomson of Ludometrics fame. Because he is a splendid fellow and thoroughly nice chap, Dave's written a round-up of the show for us. Thank you... Continue Reading →

European Commission Approves Tax Relief For UK Games Industry

After years of campaigning, outreach, advocacy and explaining things patiently to various governments, parliaments and public sector bodies, the European Commission has finally approved the games production credit scheme. From April, companies across the UK will be able to apply for tax relief on the production of games which pass a cultural test. The test... 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 →

Games Media Awards Nominees Announced

The Games Media Awards, the annual games media shindig which awards the games media for being the very best games media has just announced the nominees for 2013. One Scottish website, one Scottish journalist and one, Scottish Jim have all been nominated. Ready Up has been nominated in the Best Game Website category Cara Ellison... Continue Reading →

Lub Vs Dub – Scottish Game Jam Winner Hits The App Store

Lub Vs Dub is a brand new game, for iPhone and iPad, which was born in the blistering forge of the 2013 Global Game Jam. The game picked up the Best Tech and Best Game awards at the event - and went on to be showcased at a number of independent game events, including the... Continue Reading →

V&A Appoints BAFTA Winner As First Ever Game Designer In Residence

The V&A Museum "the world's greatest museum of art and design" has appointed its first ever Game Designer In Residence.  It's someone who may be familiar to Scottish Games Network readers.  Sophia George is (deep breath now), a former Abertay Student, the chair of SwallowTail Games (creator of Tick Tock Toys), which is a Dare to... Continue Reading →

IDEAScotland: New Innovation Centre Opens In Dundee

IDEAScotland (Innovation and Digital Enterprise Alliance Scotland) is a new innovation centre located in Dundee's University of Abertay.  The centre will support start-ups in the digital, technology and creative sectors. IDEAScotland has been created by Scottish internet giant brightsolid, along with DC Thomson, the university of Dundee and the university of Abertay.  It will offer successful... Continue Reading →

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