2015 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2015 annual report for this blog. Here's an excerpt: The Louvre Museum has 8.5 million visitors per year. This blog was viewed about 90,000 times in 2015. If it were an exhibit at the Louvre Museum, it would take about 4 days for that many people to see... Continue Reading →

Crackdown Returns – Made In Scotland

One of the major stories from this week's E3 is the return of Crackdown. The free roaming, sandbox cops n' robbers game is back and Dave Jones is at the helm. The original was created by Dundee's Realtime Worlds, while the sequel, Crackdown 2, saw Ruffian Games take over development. Dave is of course the... Continue Reading →

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 →

VG247 Scotland – Issue 1 – The Best Place To Sell Games

VG247's news editor Dave Cook has just published issue number 1 of his new, regular, Scotland-focused editorial, VG247 Scotland, looking at the state of the games industry as it relates to Scotland and including creators, CEOs and experts from Scotland's video games sector. This new issue explores the various distribution channels available to games creators,... Continue Reading →

How This Works… NEWS

Scottishgames.net is the only website out there, which will run news and updates from every games-related company in Scotland.  Whether you're a developer, a technology company, a freelancer or a part-time team, the site exists to support you and give you visibility and credibility in an increasingly saturated market. To make this work, we need... Continue Reading →

VG247 Scotland – Issue 0 Now LIVE – Read, Watch, Play

VG247's UK News Editor, Dave Cook has done something disruptive.  He's started a regular column on the VG247 site focusing on the video games sector in Scotland.Covering business news, releases, updates and interviews, VG247 Scotland will be an ongoing feature on the site and combine in-depth reporting, with news updates and a new industry discussion,... Continue Reading →

Scotsman Adds Games Coverage

For the last several years Scotland has suffered from an almost total lack of interest in video games within the mainstream media. Outside the occasional news story from the business desk, there's been little recognition of the video games sector as a viable creative industry, or as a valuable part of the country's economy.  Even... Continue Reading →

The Future Of Games In Scotland – Live on TV

Scotland Tonight, STV's flagship news programme featured a brief discussion on the future of Scotland's games industry last night. Featuring Interactive Scotland's Alisdair Gunn, industry commentator, writer, comedian and gamer, Robert Florence and your editor (Brian Baglow, me...), the discussion covered the current state of the games industry, the issues it faces and how it... Continue Reading →

Ruffian Reveal – No Crackdown 3, Tribal Towers Underway

It's been a while since we last heard from the team at Ruffian Games in Dundee.  A couple of ice ages at least.  So it was a pleasure to see some news and even mention of a new game from the company, yesterday afternoon. In a blog on the new Tribal Towers website, Ruffian's Billy... Continue Reading →

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