In 2012 we named Scotland as the Tower Defence Game capital of the world. In 2021, is that still true...?
Thinking about starting your own games company but aren't sure where to begin? You're not alone. Scotland has seven universities across the country producing games-related graduates. Almost every college is offering game development at HNC and HND levels. We have raw talent galore. However, starting a business is hard. Most people get into the games... Continue Reading →
In each edition of Game Gurus, we’ll be asking the crème de la crème of the Scottish games industry for their insights on the issues of the day. Today’s topic is: subscriptions.
The full speaker lineup for next month's Designing With Data: The Future of Videogames event has been announced. The keynote presentation will be from Dr Luke Dicken, the Director of Applied AI at Zynga, where he leads a team driving innovation at the intersection of AI, Analytics, Game Development and Computational Creativity. Luke’s long term... Continue Reading →
What role does data play in designing, developing and running the world’s leading videogames? Data science company Effini has partnered with InGAME, the innovation centre for games and media enterprise in Dundee, to discuss and debate this issue, as part of Data Fest 2020. Taking place on March 11th, in the heart of Dundee’s thriving... Continue Reading →
If a tree falls in a forest and nobody is there to hear it, does it make a sound? It's a philosophical imponderable of no small magnitude, which has kept the finest minds of the human race occupied for centuries. It at once asks questions about the participation of an observer and the very nature... Continue Reading →
Zombies. They're everywhere. Rising from the dead, lurching around corners, falling to pieces (yet inexplicably failing to be eaten by starving dogs, packs of wolves or the more ubiquitous bacteria...) And of course, they're always, always looking for human flesh and/or brains. It's a post-apocalyptic nightmare in which many would become mad - and many... Continue Reading →
That was fun... Game In Scotland took place on Saturday afternoon. This year's event moved out of the grim and slightly sticky Fat Sam's nightclub, which had been its home for the last eight years and moved it into the spring sunshine in Abertay University's brand new games centre of excellence. The 2014 Game In... Continue Reading →
The 2014 Game In Scotland event happens this Saturday. Taking place at Abertay University's Centre of Excellence for Videogames, the event brings together dozens of Scotland's game development studios, speakers and experts, for a day of presentations, panels, workshops and exhibition. This year's event brings together expertise and help for those interested in getting into... Continue Reading →
Develop magazine has published its annual 30 Under 30, a list of up-and-coming stars in the world of games development. Quite a wide range of Scottish developers made the cut this year and were featured in the list. Step forward and take a bow please: Simon Kilroy, Software Engineer, Ruffian Alex Zeitler, Co-founder and CTO,... Continue Reading →