The SGN is online after a few days off for some much needed maintenance. The new look isn't final. We're still playing with the theme and the pages and so forth, but we're live once more. It's been a rough few months. Seriously. Lots going on. Not much of it fun. We'll spill the beans... Continue Reading →

It’s Oh So Quiet – Whatever Happened To The Scottish Games Network?

You may have noticed that over the last 18 months, the Scottish Games Network has been... a little quiet. So quiet in fact you'd be forgiven for thinking it was dead. It's not. I've just been a little busy. In late 2014 I started work with Team Rock, running the company's new games division. It... Continue Reading →

Creative Scotland Researching Scotland’s Games Sector

Creative Scotland, the national agency for the arts, screen and creative industries north of the border is launching a campaign to research and understand the country's video games and interactive sectors more fully. In previous years, the organisation has carried out full sector reviews for film, literature, music, dance, theatre and visual arts. These reviews... Continue Reading →

Crowd Sourcing – Company Directory

Friends, colleagues, peers, you lot... After a rocky start to 2015, I'm finally picking up the reins of SGN once more and it needs a bit of work. To be frank I need your help. Specifically, the company directory is so out of date that it's like 2013 all over again. We've had closures, we've lost... Continue Reading →

Jobs, Games, News, MORE

Ladies and gentlemen, the goal of the Scottish Games Network has always been to be of utility to the games sector as a whole. A tool if you will, which pulls together all of the latest news, information and data for Scotland's games sector. Since the start of the year, for a couple of reasons... Continue Reading →

Scottish Parliament Committee Explores Impact Of Games Industry

Last week, the Scottish Parliament's economy, energy and tourism committee held the first part of it's investigation into the economic impact of the creative industries - including games. The committee is gathering evidence, both written and from industry witnesses, exploring if and how government intervention might help the creative industries grow, thrive and achieve more.... Continue Reading →

2014 – A Year In Releases

2014 was a strange year for the Scottish games industry. The number of companies in the country shrank slightly (to around 85) and the number of games released also decreased to around the same number - 85, down from 2013's 93 releases. The diversity of the releases increased however, from the next generation versions of... Continue Reading →

Scotland Says No

This is very simple. The video games industry should be and must be a safe and inclusive place for every participant, regardless of gender, sexuality, ethnic or social background. This is includes developers, publishers, journalists, anyone working within the games industry and extends all the way to players themselves. Bullying, harassment, abuse and threats of... Continue Reading →

Scottish Games Network – The Future

Today's the day. The referendum is happening. Whatever your vote. Whatever your affiliation or belief, we are a more than an industry, we're a community - and a group of people I respect and enjoy working with. It's been nearly a year since I relaunched the SGN as an industry body. In that time, I've... Continue Reading →

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