eelWorks, the Edinburgh-based animation, VFX and games studio has signed a global publishing agreement for its first title, CYGNI: All Guns Blazing.
It’s easier than ever to publish your own game thanks to accessible platforms like itch.io, the mobile app stores and Steam Direct. However, many independent developers still see value in signing publishing deals to get their games off the ground. Should small and/or young studios still be looking to make publishing deals, or are they better taking their future into their own hands?
Developers! Student teams! Game development societies! In fact games makers of all descriptions! Here's a unique opportunity for you to work with on a whole range of new games - in a way you may never have considered... Last month we reported that Hunted Cow had signed a deal with American board game designer and... Continue Reading →
Facebook is moving into mobile publishing and Outplay, the Dundee-based, venture-backed, social-fun company is launch partner. Following the end of the exclusive agreement with social games giant, Zynga, Facebook has launched a programme to distribute and promote mobile games for selected small/medium developers. The company will help developers find a global audience for their new... Continue Reading →
In the most recent issue of Develop, the industry magazine for the creators of video games, there's a regional focus piece looking at the games sector in Scotland. The piece pulls in quotes from a number of companies, including Rockstar North, Tag, eeGeo, Denki and YoYo Games. The article explores the impact on the games... Continue Reading →
YoYo's busy and efficient release schedule is back with the company's latest title emerging for both Android and iOS. Froad (is he/she a frog or a toad? We may never know...) In Froad, players are challenged to catch and nom down on tasty, tasty bugs - and avoid yucky horrid bugs, to keep Froad alive.... Continue Reading →
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It's awards season and Scottish companies are picking up gongs, trophies and accolades left, right and centre. Earlier this week at the prestigious Develop Awards, which took place at a glittering and star-studded event in glamorous Brighton, recruitment agency Specialmove and CGI experts Axis Animation both scooped prizes. Specialmove, which specialises in recruitment within the... Continue Reading →
The games industry is changing and evolving very rapidly right now. New platforms, new routes to market, new business models, new consumers all mean new opportunities for development studios. Finding new ways of doing business, or identifying these new opportunities can be difficult, when the industry is changing around you, which can leave some developers... Continue Reading →
A study carried out by NESTA with the universities of Bristol and Cardiff has highlighted the creative hotspots around the UK. Scotland has one - the capital. Based upon the number of people working in all creative areas - the arts, architecture, media, publishing and even games development - the hotspots highlight major clusters of... Continue Reading →