Dare to be Digital 2014 – Best Ever…

Dare to be Digital's Protoplay event is always a joy. A four day festival and celebration of creativity, innovation and hard work, the event offers something for every visitor, whether it's a family of Minecraft fans, or the UK's growing number of indie studios. This year's event was one of the best yet. Alongside the 15 teams... Continue Reading →

Minecraft – Doing Quite Well…

That Minecraft game is doing fairly well. It's currently sitting at number one (PlayStation 3) AND two (Xbox 360) in the US charts. In addition, the lovely people at Mojang have released more information about the forthcoming Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PlayStation Vita versions of the game - all of course created by the... Continue Reading →

YoYo Games And Sony Announce Game Maker For PlayStation

YoYo Games, has announced a strategic partnership with Sony to bring PlayStation support to their flagship Game Maker technology. This will enable Game Maker: Studio users to create and publish games for the PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4 and PlayStation Vita consoles. The GameMaker: Studio open beta for licensed PlayStation developers is available now. GameMaker: Studio’s... Continue Reading →

Europe’s Largest PlayStation Teaching Lab Opens At Abertay University

Scotland is an awesome place to study game design, development and production.  The country boasts four universities producing games graduates, along with two schools of art and seven colleges offering game development HNC and HNDs. The pioneer in Scotland's academic landscape is Dundee's Abertay university, which created the world's first Computer Games degree, the Dare... Continue Reading →

Minecraft On PlayStation 3 Breaks Million Sales Barrier

A new year, a new record for Minecraft.  Gamesindustry reports that the brand new PlayStation 3 version of the game, released just before Christmas 2013 (December 17th to be precise), has already sold over 1 million copies - in about six weeks. Even Mojang themselves seem startled by the game's huge impact, with the company's... Continue Reading →

4J Studios Bringing Minecraft To Sony Platforms

There's been a lot of news coming out of GamesCom in Cologne over the last few days.  One of the announcements which is likely to cause the most excitement is the fact that Minecraft is heading for the Sony PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4 - as a launch title - and Vita. This was confirmed by... Continue Reading →

Dare To Be Digital – The Indie Conference – Day 2

Day two of the Dare 2013 indie festival took place on Friday 9th August.  The theme of Convergence carried over from the previous day with an equally eclectic line-up of speakers and panels, examining issues around the ongoing evolution of the games industry. Like day one of the conference, there were some truly inspiring speakers... Continue Reading →

Dare to be Digital 2013 – The Games, The Talks, The Awards, The Crowds

At 5pm on Sunday the 11th of August, the 2013 Dare to be Digital ProtoPlay event drew to a close.  The four day even in central Dundee, pulled in a record breaking crowd of 13,000 players, gamers, developers, designers, stars, ministers, legends and families. Fiona Hyslop, the Cabinet Secretary for Culture & External Affairs opened... Continue Reading →

iBomber Defense Hits PlayStation Mobile Store

Cobra's hugely popular iBomber Defense tower defence (sorry, we're going to stick to the British spelling...) has hit the PlayStation Mobile Store. This makes the top-down WWII defend-em-up available to all PlayStation Mobile compatible devices including the PSP Vita and Experia handsets. Players in US, UK, Canada, Japan, Australia, France, Italy, Germany and Spain can go and... Continue Reading →

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