Game Academy is a new startup which aims to help gamers utilise the skills they've honed in games to help them find jobs. If you play games, they could use your help.
Girl Geek Scotland needs your help... Diversity is an ongoing issue in the technology sector. According to recent research, women make up only 18% of the digital technology workforce. That's terrible. One of the mains reasons for this is female uptake in computing science subjects and interest in technology careers is low - even at high school.... Continue Reading →
Scotland IS, the organisation which focuses on Scotland's 'digital technologies industry' has launched its Digital Technologies Workforce Survey. The has been created to help companies to benchmark themselves and improve their ability to attract new staff in an increasingly competitive market. Scotland IS wants to help the wider industry realise its potential to grow, develop new products and services, increase exports and... Continue Reading →
The Scottish Games Network, Creative Scotland and Scottish Enterprise are working together to produce the first ever entirely comprehensive survey of Scotland's games industry.
Please take two minutes to read this article - then share it with your friends and colleagues in the games industry... The Next Generation Skills Academy is carrying out a survey looking at diversity and equality within the games industry. They're looking for women working in the games sector to help by filling in a survey... Continue Reading →
How many games companies are there in the UK? How many programmers? Are artists getting the training they need? How are people actually getting into the industry? Is QA still a valid way into a company? How about the demographics of the people making games? Is it still a male dominated industry? Is the gender... Continue Reading →
Ladies and gentlemen, we work in an industry which suffers from a lack of research and hard data. The size of the games industry in the UK is not yet clear, the number, type and genre of releases from UK companies is not captured and attempts to put the games sector in context with the... Continue Reading →
Piracy has been a part of the games sector since the early days of the home computer revolution. Things have moved on since the surreptitious trading of cassette tapes in school playgrounds. The advent of mobile devices, digital distribution and online gaming have created new ways for developers and publishers to monetise their games -... Continue Reading →
How was your 2012? Good? Bad? Indifferent? Inexplicably awesome? We may never know (unless you kept your friendly neighbourhood Scottish Games Network up to date with the latest, greatest news, releases and updates). The Scottish Games Network did quite well, thank you. Lots of new views, lots of new friends, lots of great interest. The... Continue Reading →
A mere six weeks after the Scottish Games Network set the world afire with a detailed dissection of the Economic Contribution Study, PR company Media House has sprung into action and written a letter expressing concern to cabinet secretary for culture and external affairs, Fiona Hyslop, according to The Drum. Ms Hyslop replied that the... Continue Reading →