Are You Ahead Of The Game…?!

There have been a number of significant new events in the world of funding and financing video games in the last twelve months. Tax relief for game developers, putting them on a par with film and high end television production is a huge step forward. Not only for companies wishing to operate more sustainably, but... Continue Reading →

Stormcloud Presents Paper, Pandas, Pregnancy & Propaganda

The team at Stormcloud Games have been pushing the boat out for their initial title, Mr Shingu's Paper Zoo.  They were at Dare ProtoPlay's indie showcase, with branded t-shirts, iPads and boundless enthusiasm. The game was a big hit with kids and families and proved that the combination of paper folding, animal husbandry and tamagotchi... 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 →

Abertay University Launches ‘Code Bar’ Selling Student Game Prototypes To Developer/Publishers

The University of Abertay in Dundee today launched The Code Bar, a new service which allows game prototypes created by students to be purchased by developers and publishers who wish to complete them and take them to market. The goal of the project is to unlock valuable intellectual property created by students at Abertay University and... Continue Reading →

Quartic Llama Working With National Museum To Educate New Generation Of Vikings

We've mentioned Quartic Llama several times in the last few months.  The company received Prototype funding for its first title, lit up Abertay University as part of the NEoN festival and has participated in every opportunity to show their games off and talk to the public. It's as though they're excited and enthusiastic about what... Continue Reading →

Introducing: Secret Lunch (and Shu)

The Prototype fund, administered by Abertay University has funded a number of companies, start-ups and new studios in the last several months.  The latest of these is Secret Lunch, a new game development team of former Mprof students from the university. The team has already worked on a number of titles across multiple platforms, including... Continue Reading →

University Of Abertay Seeking Prototype Fund Portfolio Manager

The Prototype Fund, overseen by the University of Abertay has been responsible for many of the new companies now listed in the Scottish Games Network company directory, setting up and locating in Dundee. The fund offers grants of up to £25,000 to small companies based anywhere in the UK, to create sustainable new digital and... Continue Reading →

Swallowtail Games – New Development Studio From BAFTA Winning Students

Swallowtail Games, started life as a team in the Dare to Be Digital competition.  Now the team has secured funding from the Prototype fund, overseen by the University of Abertay and has set up shop as a new studio, based in Dundee. The team's original Dare project, Tick Tock Toys, will be the new company's... Continue Reading →

Free Money!

The Prototype Fund, administered by the University of Abertay in Dundee has helped a wide range of digital media companies get started with grants of £25,000 and access to facilities and students from the university's numerous games courses. The next round of funding is due in the very near future and the prototype team are... Continue Reading →

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