Scottish Parliament Committee Explores Impact Of Games Industry

Last week, the Scottish Parliament's economy, energy and tourism committee held the first part of it's investigation into the economic impact of the creative industries - including games. The committee is gathering evidence, both written and from industry witnesses, exploring if and how government intervention might help the creative industries grow, thrive and achieve more.... Continue Reading →

Scottish Parliamentary Committee To Explore Impact Of Games Sector

The Scottish parliament needs YOU. The Scottish Parliament's Economy, Energy and Tourism committee has announced that it has launched an investigation into the economic impact of the creative industries in Scotland - using the country's games and film/television industries as key sectors. The committee will explore: The role of public sector agencies and the effectiveness... Continue Reading →

Scottish Parliament Dares To Support Games Sector

The Scottish government has been a vocal supporter of the video games and interactive industry in Scotland for the last several years. In addition to supporting tax breaks prior to Westminster, it has directly supported the inclusion of foreign teams in Dare to be Digital, created a cross-party group on videogames and has recognised the... Continue Reading →

Cross-Party Group On Videogames Technology – 11/12/13

Last week saw the third cross-party group on videogames technology take place at the Scottish Parliament in Holyrood.  The group was created to give the video games and interactive sector representation within the parliament and address the issues facing the industry on a national level. The minutes for the meeting have now been drafted -... Continue Reading →

Cross Party Group On Video Games – Holyrood, December 11th

The third Cross-Party Group on Videogames will take place in Holyrood on the evening of Wednesday December 11th, from 17:30 - 19:30. The focus of this will be Skills & Creativity In The Video Games Industry.  Speakers will include Gina Jackson from Creative Skillset, David Martin from Skills Development Scotland and Brian Baglow from the... Continue Reading →

The Scottish Games Network Launches As Scotland’s Video Games Industry Body

Believe it or not, it's nearly ten years since the Scottish Games Network first launched.  In 2005 we created a simple Yahoo group to help the growing number of game developers keep in touch.  It's grown since then to become a dedicated website and a community spread over all of the significant social channels. It's... Continue Reading →

Scottish Parliament Asks Questions About Diversity Within The Games Industry

The issue of diversity and the role of women in games and technology is something which has been much in the news over the last few weeks.  From highs and lows of GDC, to the wider issue of women's role in technology, it's an issue which has been gaining momentum in the recent past. So... Continue Reading →

Scottish Government Cross Party Group On Videogames Technology Announces New Convenor & Next Meeting

The cross-party group on videogames technology was started in early 2012 by MSP Joe Fitzpatrick.  The group met in March that same year - while GDC was on - yet still attracted a standing room only crowd, to hear from speakers including Denki's Colin Anderson, Scottish Enterprise  and TIGA. The group's initial meeting was more... Continue Reading →

News From Holyrood – Cross-Party Group On Videogames Technology

Last night saw the first meeting of the new cross-party group on videogames technology at the Scottish Parliament. Convened by MSP Joe Fitzpatrick, whose constituency covers Dundee, the group is designed to look at the whole games sector and how it can do business more effectively in Scotland. Despite many companies attending the Game Developer... Continue Reading →

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