nWay – New Company From Realtime Worlds Founders

Inside Social Games has an exclusive interview with nWay, a new West Coast (as in USA) technology start-up created by names which will be familiar to many within the Scottish games industry. Tony Harman & Dave Jones are the CEO and CCO respectively, while COO Taehoon Kim ran Realtime's Seoul studio. nWay is working on... Continue Reading →

World Exclusive – Moops – New From Red Radiant Media

The past weekend saw the ever awesome Game In Scotland event take place in Dundee.  A recruitment fair, networking opportunity, platform for new talent and general shindig for the games industry in Scotland, it introduced a whole range of entirely new companies, working across a huge range of new and interesting areas of interactive entertainment.... Continue Reading →

Guest Editorial: +AsDesigned Games – From There To Here

+AsDesigned Games was formed in 2010 by several former Realtime Worlds employees; the small team was formed after the well publicised and unfortunate demise of the Dundee developer. The +ADG team consisted of a few former QA testers who simply wanted to create some fun games and boost their portfolios/CVs at the same time. After... Continue Reading →

APB Reloaded – Closed Beta Signup Now Open

As the headline makes entirely clear, the closed beta period for APB: Reloaded is now open for players to sign up.  Submit an e-mail to Gamer's First and sign up for a player account and you'll be considered for the beta. According to the APB Reloaded blog: So far we have received about 20,000 emails... Continue Reading →

2010 – A Year In Gaming

UPDATED - Now includes Firebrand and Triple B Games... “Apart from that Mrs Lincoln, how was the rest of the play?” Any review of the games and gaming sector in Scotland in 2010 is going to be a little like reviewing the Titanic's first cruise. No matter how impeccable the service, or exquisite the canapes,... Continue Reading →

New APB Owner Considering Scotland For European HQ?

The ongoing saga of APB continues, with GamersFirst telling GamesIndustry.biz they may well consider creating a European HQ and Scotland is one of the locations they're looking at: In the event that a number of ex-staff were contracted and the relaunched game proved successful, it was possible that a Scottish office could be opened. "Absolutely.... Continue Reading →

APB Sale To Pay Outstanding Wage Claims + Interview With New Owner

Last week's sale of APB to K2 Network, will allow Begbies-Tryanor, the administrator of Realtime Worlds to settle all outstanding wage and holiday pay claims, according to the latest report from GamesIndustry.biz. Paul Dounis from the liquidator is quoted as saying: "We are obviously very happy to have concluded the sale but at the same... Continue Reading →

Realtime Worlds Asset Auction Halted By Hackers?

The Courier is reporting that the auction of assets from Realtime Worlds has been halted after hackers targeted the auction company's servers: Over 1000 items were to go under the hammer, including high-spec PCs, LCD screens, desks and other equipment. However, the sale — conducted by Glasgow industrial auctioneers Sweeney Kincaid — was postponed after... Continue Reading →

APB Bought By K2 Network For £1.5 Million

Realtime World's short-lived online game APB (All Points Bulletin) has been acquired by K2 Network, the company behind the GamersFirst online multiplayer site. GamesIndustry reports that K2 paid around £1.5 million for the game, which may be back online before the end of 2010. If the game is revived, it is likely to use a... Continue Reading →

Politicians Disagree Over Tax Breaks For Games – Live On TV…

...complete with basic errors and added Darth Vader.  The issue of tax breaks for the games industry refuses to disappear, despite being turned down by Chancellor George Osborne in his first budget, earlier this year. On today's BBC Politics show, shadow minister for international development Gareth Thomas clashed with Liberal MP Tom Brake on whether... Continue Reading →

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