Game Creators Hit The List’s Hot 100

Every year, The List magazine produces it's Hot 100 list of the people who have contributed significantly to Scotland's cultural and creative year. In the 2013 list, the number 1 slot was awarded, collectively to Rockstar North, recognising the company's work on Grand Theft Auto. Simon Meek, the driving force behind Story Mechanics hit number 33,... Continue Reading →

Game Changer Dundee – Game Design Contest

Game Changer Dundee is a new four month project in which primary school children across Dundee will learn about video game design from BAFTA award-winning game designer Sophia George. Sophia will introduce pupils to her inspirations as an artist and game designer, leading practical sessions looking at the links between traditional art and modern video... Continue Reading →

Games Meets Textiles – OUT NOW – Strawberry Thief

Sophia George, the V&A museum’s first ever Game Designer in Residence, has launched her first game, inspired by her work with the V&A - a brand new iPad game inspired by the work of textile designer William Morris. Strawberry Thief takes its title from from a famous William Morris furnishing fabric, which is on display in... Continue Reading →

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 →

Dare to be Digital Launched By V&A Game Designer

The 2014 Dare to be Digital competition launched today, fronted by the V&A museum's first ever game designer in residence, Sophia George. Sophia was a Dare to be Digital competitor back in 2011, as part of Team Swallowtail. The team not only won Dare to be Digital, but went on to claim the BAFTA Ones To... Continue Reading →

Dare To Be Digital – One Week Left To Apply

Students! You have just one week to apply for Dare to be Digital, the world’s most awesome computer game design competition. Entries must be made online at http://www.daretobedigital.com/ by 9am on Monday 21 April. Hosted and run by Abertay University, hundreds of students every year apply to Dare to be Digital to build a working game prototype in just eight... Continue Reading →

BAFTA Breakthrough Brits – Apply Now!

Game developers, BAFTA wants you.  Breakthrough Brits is a brand new competition which is open to people working in the UK's screen industries.  Including games.  According to BAFTA: The Academy is looking for exceptional individuals who are already working professionally in the Games, Film and TV industries. This is an open call-out and we encourage... Continue Reading →

Getting Girls Into Games – Free Talk At Dare ProtoPlay Festival

Girls with a love of computer games are being encouraged to consider making games as a career, with a free talk at the Dare ProtoPlay festival in Dundee on Thursday 8 August. BAFTA-winning Sophia George, who is also the V&A’s first ever Game Designer in Residence, will take the stage with Erin Michno, co-founder of... Continue Reading →

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