TIGA Awards Shortlist Revealed

The 2014 TIGA Awards shortlist has been revealed, with twelve Scottish companies in the running for trophies.The games categories are open to all developers, members and non-members alike. Those in the running are: ARCADE GAME (Small Studio) Sky Patrol - Beartrap Games (Dundee) Shred It! - EM Studios (Glasgow) Free The Network - Pixel Blimp... Continue Reading →

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 →

OUT NOW Free The Network

The interactive adventurers at Pixel Blimp in Dundee are celebrating the launch of their latest title, Free The Network. It's an endless runner, which combines the ball-bearing-based blitzkrieg of Impossible Road, with the high-speed pixel perfect precision of Super Hexagon. Players must guide their mystical orb of righteous wonder through a flat-coloured landscape populated solely... Continue Reading →

Pixel Blimp Second In Imagine Cup

Microsoft’s Imagine Cup is a prestigious student based competition, celebrating the best student start-ups across three categories: Innovation World Citizenship Games Pixel Blimp, formed by students from the University of Abertay, went on to win the regional finals and placed 2nd in the national finals which were held at UCL London in April 2014. Only... Continue Reading →

…And Then It Was Over – Game In Scotland 2014

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 →

Game In Scotland – Programme & Speakers

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 →

Company Profile: Pixel Blimp

Name of company: Pixel Blimp Ltd. Date founded: January 2013 Location: Dundee Founders: Isaac Howie Brewerton, Jordan Brent Morris   Website: http://www.pixelblimp.co.uk Youtube: youtube.com/pixelblimp Facebook: facebook.com/pixelblimp Twitter: twitter.com/pixelblimp LinkedIn: linkedin.com/pixelblimp   Background of founders: Zak and Jordan met each other during their first year of study on the Game Design Production Management (GDPM) course at... Continue Reading →

TIGA Award Winners Announced

The awards ceremony for the 2013 TIGA Awards took place last night.  At an event which has been officially described as 'glittering', prizes were handed out to games and games companies from across the country. There were a wide range of Scottish companies and institutions nominated in various categories and we're delighted to say several... Continue Reading →

TIGA Awards Finalists Announced

UPDATE: It's been brought to our attention we missed a couple of key Scottish finalists out.  Stormcloud games were also nominated in the Most Original Game category, while ALL of the entries in the Best Student Game category are Scottish, with teams coming from Abertay University. TIGA, The Independent Game developers Association has announced the... Continue Reading →

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