IGDA – Scottish Chapter

The International Game Developers Association is a global non-profit organisation serving games developers (according to the website). There was, very briefly, a chapter in Scotland, which met a couple of times in Stirling, on the basis that it was equally inconvenient for everyone.  It didn't last however and while there are a number of individual... Continue Reading →

Introducing Drop Catcher & Drop Catcher Laser – new From Fat Bob Games

iPhone users can now download and enjoy TWO brand new games from Edinburgh-based development studio Fat Bob Games. (For those of you who were brought up beneath rocks, or suffered in a non-literary household, Fat Bob wis Oor Wullie's heavier companion, who enjoyed the odd jeely piece). Fat Bob's first releases are two 'twin' games... Continue Reading →

Cohort Closes Doors

It's been reported across all of the major games industry websites that Dundee's Cohort Studios is to close down, with all staff being laid off. All 25 members of staff have been given redundancy notices and the company is starting to wind down.  This is despite the recent announcement of Cohort's first original title for PSN... 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 Euphonious

Euphonious is a new company, headquartered in Dundee, created by industry veteran and long-time audio geek Raymond Usher, formerly of Realtime Worlds, Rockstar North and DMA Design. Euphonious is offering a comprehensive range of audio services to digital, broadcast, animation and of course, interactive companies. From sound effect creation to music composition, licensing, direction and... 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 →

Hunted Cow Profiled In Aberdeen Press & Journal

You might not have come across Hunted Cow before now.  The studio is based up in the frozen north of Elgin and works mainly upon browser-based MMO games, including Fallen Sword, SigmaStorm II and Gothador. The company recently picked up an exporter of the year award from the Moray Chamber of Commerce and has now... Continue Reading →

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