According to the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS), last year was a record breaking year for the UK games industry, with game development and publishing contributing a sizable £2.91bn to the UK economy. That total marked a 9.1% increase over the previous year, meaning that games in the UK entered 2020 with their best foot forward.
A new research report from UKIE and the BFI shows Scotland as the fourth largest cluster in the UK's video games industry, with Edinburgh and Dundee in the top 10 cities for game development.
According to new research, the mobile app markets are dominated by games. Midia research, created a new report looking at the global app markets, discovered that out of the top 700 grossing apps, 84.9% are games. Social networking came next with a paltry 4.1%, then dating with 3.9% and navigation and travel accounting for only 2.3%.... Continue Reading →
It's been a tumultuous and busy 24 hours. News of the research into Scotland's creative industries has spread throughout the global games sector and into the mainstream media... Now, the Scottish government has been in touch to tell us that they know it's wrong and they're working on better figures and more reliable information. Here's... Continue Reading →
Yesterday we reported that the digital media and interactive sectors had been inexplicably omitted from the 2012 Year of Creative Scotland awards. Today the reason may have become a little clearer. The games industry in Scotland does not exist in any significant way. It contributes nothing to the economy, there are only 200 people working... Continue Reading →
What a year! The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2011 annual report for this blog. 2012 promises even bigger and better things for Scottishgames and the whole culture of making games in Scotland... Here's an excerpt: Madison Square Garden can seat 20,000 people for a concert. This blog was viewed about 65,000 times in... Continue Reading →