TIGA Awards 2013 – Open For Entries

The 2013 TIGA Awards are now open for entries.  A competition which celebrates the best in creativity, technical innovation and games business within the UK.  Last year's competition saw more than 2,000 votes cast for the Game Of The Year award. The TIGA Awards reward achievements of everyone contributing to Britain’s games business, from the... Continue Reading →

An Introduction To Scotland’s Games Industry For Governments

Back in May, the second Cross-Party Group On Video Games Technology took place at Holyrood.  It was very well attended, with four MSPs in the room, along with representatives from UKIE and TIGA and around 20 companies from across the country. The structure of the meeting was a little disjointed, as only a few days... Continue Reading →

EU To Investigate Tax Relief For Games Sector

The European Commission is to open an investigation into the UK's plans to provide tax relief to the video games industry.  In a press release issued on Tuesday, the European commission outlined why it believes that tax relief may not be required and in some cases may lead to unfair competition and discrimination. Here's the... Continue Reading →

TIGA Investigating Impact Of Piracy On Digital Developers And Publishers

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 →

Dare To Be Digital 2013 – The World’s Biggest Game Creation Competition – Now Open For Entries

Dare to be Digital is BACK for 2013.  If you're a regular visitor to the Scottish Games Network, then you'll know we're big fans of the competition (disclaimer: the good people at Dare regularly ask your editor to get involved in some way(s) - speaking, presenting, mentoring or hosting the awards.  We're very proud...) Dare... Continue Reading →

TIGA Hosting Game Development Night In Dundee

Kicking off a year which promises to be a joy for networking, or a horrifying ordeal for agoraphobics, the meek and the more introverted developer, TIGA has announced its first developer event of the year will be held on Wednesday 23rd of January at Dukes Corner in Dundee. TIGA is promising a Stella line up... Continue Reading →

2012 in review

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 →

Scottish Games Companies Win Awards – Many Awards

It's the start of awards season in the games world.  From now until Christmas, an array of glittering and glamorous awards ceremonies will be taking place across the length and breadth of the UK, as various organisations hand out a variety of trophies, awards, gongs, certificates and other endorsements, to game developers, publishers and associated... Continue Reading →

Scottish Companies Nominated In TIGA Awards

The 2012 TIGA Awards nominations have been announced, with several Scottish companies and teams included.  There are several categories where Scotland is well represented - most notably the student games category which, thanks to Dare to be Digital, we dominate almost entirely. However there are many categories which rather inexplicably don't include any games from... Continue Reading →

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