Aberdeen University Offers Software Entrepreneurship Programme

Guest editorial from Dr Bruce Scharlau, University of Aberdeen... Games developers wanting to start a games business should look at the MSc Software Entrepreneurship programme at the University of Aberdeen. The programme aims to have student teams launch businesses while studying for their degree. Any IP the students create belongs to them and their team. This... Continue Reading →

Game In Scotland 2014

Saturday March 1st is the date.  Dundee is the location.  Game In Scotland is back for 2014 - bigger and better than ever before. This year's GIS offers something for everyone - whether you're looking for a job, starting your own company, working on a new project, or looking for advice from industry experts. Funded... Continue Reading →

Scottish Games Network – Diary Of A Startup – Part 1

One of the major things goals for the all new Scottish Games Network is to operate as a viable business.  This does not mean as a profit-driven private company, but as a sustainable company (or social enterprise or charity - whatever makes the most sense) in the long term. As I said at all three... Continue Reading →

Wanted: Women In Tech

UPDATE: Photo Shoot takes place on the morning of Thursday 29th. Our good friends at Girl Geek Scotland are trying to show the world that women play an integral role in Scotland's technology industries - including games.   In a recent photo shoot for the Financial Times, a group of entrepreneurs was photographed on the... Continue Reading →

Stormcloud Games – New Development Studio Created By Games Veterans

Three of Scotland's most experienced game developers have set up a new game development studio based in Dundee. Stormcloud Games has been launched by Frank Arnot, Andy West and Pat McGovern, who between them have over 50 years of development experience and have launched 45 games, covering almost every genre and platform, including Minecraft (XBLA),... Continue Reading →

Inceptional – Officially Not A Film

We're always delighted to welcome a new company to the Scottish Games Network.  It's even better when the company in question has just completed its very own boss fight with a major media giant, which was trying to crush it like a bug underfoot. So please welcome Inceptional Games.  Based in Edinburgh, the company was... Continue Reading →

Seabraes To Get StartUp Container Park?

The Courier is reporting that Dundee's Seabraes Yards, the digital media hub of the city, with commanding views over the Tay bridges, and err, Tesco, may be getting a 'container city' aimed at giving start-up companies low cost office space. The number of freelancers, indie studios and start ups is growing rapidly and Dundee has... 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 →

Introducing Pocket Starship – And Rotor

It's always a pleasure to hear from a new development studio.  Pocket Starship is a start-up, based in Edinburgh, which has just released Rotor, its first game for the Xbox Live Arcade Indie channel. When pressed by Scottishgames for a bit of background, founders Nick and Richard told us: "We're a small (but perfectly formed)... Continue Reading →

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