EVENT: Scotland’s Space & Creative Industries Collide

Scotland's space technology sector is one of the country's most exciting and innovative new industries. From microsat manufacturing and software to a growing number of space data companies and even rocket engine manufacturers, Scotland is developing a global reputation as a pioneer in the new era of commercial space exploration. Now the industry is looking... Continue Reading →

New Funding Round For Audio Specialist Krotos

Edinburgh-based Krotos, the company behind the Dehumaniser voice processor (awesome for making roars, screams, moans and other monster-type sounds for games, VR and animation...) has raised a 'six figure sum' in its most recent round of investment. The investment was led by Old College Capital, the investment arm of Edinburgh University and Leslie Benzies, the... Continue Reading →

Free Evening Seminars For Women In STEM

Equate, the organisation which focuses on bringing more women into the fields of science, technology, engineering and maths is holding a series of free evening seminars, designed to help women join the boards of Scotland's enviable array of public sector bodies. The workshops take place in Edinburgh and Dundee later this month: 20th February, 2017; 6pm... Continue Reading →

Scottish Games Companies Star In Develop Award Nominations

The nominees for the 2015 Develop awards have been announced with a wide range of Scottish companies featuring within the 137 companies and 47 games featured. The Scottish companies in the list are: New Games IP (Mobile) - Size Does Matter (DOS Studios) Technically Norwegian, but it's former Dare Winner published by Channel 4, so... Continue Reading →

YoYo Games Acquired For $16.4M

Dundee's YoYo Games, the creator of the popular Gamer Maker: Studio software has been acquired by PlayTech one of the world's leading creators of gambling software. In addition to  online gambling, PlayTech also offers a number of development tools and systems for creating online games. GameMaker: Studio will now join the company's portfolio of tools.... Continue Reading →

TIGA Award Winners Announced

The awards ceremony for the 2014 TIGA awards took place last night, with hundreds of developers in the finery, competing for a variety of prestigious awards, covering games from studios large and small, as well as a broad range of business focused trophies. Three Scottish companies walked away with prizes. So congratulate: 4J Studios Best... Continue Reading →

Tsumanga Judges Ayrshire High Schools Games Development Competition

Glasgow's Tsumanga Studios acted as the judge in a game creation competition between high schools in Ayrshire last week. Thirteen schools took part in the competition and prizes on offer included: Most Playable game Best Graphics Best Design Best Commercial Potential Best Use of Technology There were £50 Amazon vouchers on offer for each category. Graeme... Continue Reading →

Next IGDA Meet Up – Edinburgh, Wed 9th Oct

It's the start of another month, which means another IGDA Scotland meeting.  This month, the IGDA gang hit Edinburgh, for an evening of 'more technical' talks at TechCube, before attendees decamp to the Royal Dick for drinks and convivial chatter. The event takes place at 19:30 on Wednesday 9th October.  If you've not discovered the... Continue Reading →

Unity opens up their own advertising service for developers with Unity Cloud

One of Unity's strengths is the cross-platform element, which reduces the friction for developers when coding their applications. Unity have increased the flexibility of the platform with the announcement of the Unity Cloud, here at Unite 2013 in Vancouver. While Unity thought that the community would take the challenge of cloud services on board, the... Continue Reading →

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