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 →

Here’s why you can’t ignore mobile gaming

A numerical thought for the day from Unite 2013. It's taken 35 years for the PC to go from the first Apple to 'peak PC' in 2012 which saw 1.5 billion units sold. Depending on how you count some of the early handsets, the smartphone market has gone from zero sales (2002 ish) to 2... 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 →

Conquering Complexity: An Interview With Codeplay’s Andrew Richards

After the news that Codeplay's new Research & Development division was opening, we sat down with the company's CEO and founder, Andrew Richards to find out more about the company, what they do and their plans to make the future of interactive graphics ever more impressive... Scottish Games Network: Introduce yourself and give us a... Continue Reading →

Codeplay Software Form New R&D Division

Around the world there are research centres, hidden bases and laboratories known for their cutting- edge research and development: Lockheed Martin’s Skunk Works is but one famous example of a company hothousing innovation and research. Closer to home, Codeplay Software has today announced the formation of its own new R&D division. Led by Codeplay’s Head... Continue Reading →

NOW HIRING – Codeplay

Codeplay is an enigma.  One of Scotland's most successful technology companies, with a truly global reputation, yet they work on such secret projects that most people never know about all the consoles, mobiles and devices it helps shape, optimise and prepare for developers to build the next generation of awesome upon. Now Codeplay is hiring.  The... Continue Reading →

One Day Digital – Development Workshops – Dundee, Aberdeen, Glasgow & Edinburgh

NESTA (the National Endowment For Science Technology and the Arts - but you knew that...) is holding a series of events across Scotland, designed to help young people (kids aged 13+) to access new technology, digital media and interactivity. One Day Digital gives participants the chance to experiment with, play with and explore a variety... Continue Reading →

Young Rewired State Wants YOU!

So you're a games/apps/web/tech veteran. Now what? It might be a good opportunity to change up your weekend and help shape some young impressionable minds by volunteering as a mentor/judge at the much talked about Young Rewired State event happening in Aberdeen this weekend. The event challenges teenagers to come up with inventive coded solutions... Continue Reading →

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