Intellectual Property: Use It Or Lose It, Buster…

Understanding Intellectual Property (IP) is a something vital to every creative company - and especially every games company.  Developers are either working on someone else's IP, or building their own.  For real, long-term success, generating your own IP is crucial.  It provides your company with real, long-term value and can - in some cases -... Continue Reading →

Scottish Parliament Asks Questions About Diversity Within The Games Industry

The issue of diversity and the role of women in games and technology is something which has been much in the news over the last few weeks.  From highs and lows of GDC, to the wider issue of women's role in technology, it's an issue which has been gaining momentum in the recent past. So... Continue Reading →

Scottish Government Cross Party Group On Videogames Technology Announces New Convenor & Next Meeting

The cross-party group on videogames technology was started in early 2012 by MSP Joe Fitzpatrick.  The group met in March that same year - while GDC was on - yet still attracted a standing room only crowd, to hear from speakers including Denki's Colin Anderson, Scottish Enterprise  and TIGA. The group's initial meeting was more... Continue Reading →

Glasgow Technology Companies To Benefit From £900K Funding Competition

The Technology Strategy Board, in partnership with Creative Clyde has launched a funding competition for digital media and technology companies based in Glasgow. The Digital & Creative Clyde Launchpad competition is open to SMEs based in the area covered by Glasgow City Council, those planning to move or set up there and projects involving collaboration with... Continue Reading →

2012 in review

How was your 2012?  Good?  Bad?  Indifferent?  Inexplicably awesome?  We may never know (unless you kept your friendly neighbourhood Scottish Games Network up to date with the latest, greatest news, releases and updates). The Scottish Games Network did quite well, thank you.  Lots of new views, lots of new friends, lots of great interest.  The... Continue Reading →

Scottish Government Responds To Creative Industries Report

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 →

No Revenue, No Value, No Students – Videogames Sector In Scotland Doesn’t Exist

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 →

World Exclusive – £1M Investment For Scottish Games Company

Development Studio Serious Parody has raised over £1M in investment to expand the studio's games portfolio.  This will allow the company to establish a new dedicated studio, based in Dundee and recruit 18 new members of staff in the coming months. Serious Parody has raised the majority of the money from private investors, with a... Continue Reading →

Famous For The Loch Ness Monster & Digital Expertise

This baffling headline is part of Scottish Development International's current advertising campaign on e-mail updates from GamesIndustry.biz. If you sign up, not only can you download selected sector-specific reports on business in Scotland, but also win a bottle of whisky.  Which is apparently not as famous as our digital expertise... What else would YOU say... Continue Reading →

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