BAFTA Scotland – Games Industry Secrets Of Success

BAFTA Scotland has supported and engaged with the games industry in Scotland for several years now.  The games award in the annual competition, stands alongside film, television and is still the only award for games created in Scotland. Since the start of 2013, the BAFTA Scotland team have been working on a series of events... Continue Reading →

TRC Seeking Digital Media Project Manager

You may not have come across Glasgow's TRC media yet.  The company is a charitable organisation, which delivers research and training programmes to the television, interactive and wider creative industries. Like it or not, the reality is that digital and interactive media is fundamentally changing almost every aspect of the creative world.  From the way... Continue Reading →

The Future Of Games In Scotland – Live on TV

Scotland Tonight, STV's flagship news programme featured a brief discussion on the future of Scotland's games industry last night. Featuring Interactive Scotland's Alisdair Gunn, industry commentator, writer, comedian and gamer, Robert Florence and your editor (Brian Baglow, me...), the discussion covered the current state of the games industry, the issues it faces and how it... Continue Reading →

Zeds: New Game From Chunk & Channel 4 Uses Sleep Patterns To Generate Gameplay

Zeds is a curious new game from the team at Chunk in Glasgow.  Created in conjunction with Channel 4 Education, the game has been designed to teach teenagers about sleep in a fun, entertaining and unique way. Teenagers are often unaware that disturbed sleep patterns and a rough nights sleep, thanks to studying, exams, or... Continue Reading →

Danger Derby – Now On Digital TV

Cobra's Danger Derby is a top-down, arcade style racer which brought multiplayer Micro Machines style driving to the Apple App Store in 2010. Now the company is taking the same high octane action to the new Roku streaming media player for TV.  The Roku is similar to the Apple TV, giving viewers access to streaming TV,... Continue Reading →

BAFTA In Scotland Announce 2012 Nominees

The nominations for the 2012 BAFTA In Scotland awards were announced yesterday.  Alongside the glamour and household names in the film and actor categories, the far more vital and fascinating games category nominees were named. They are, in no particular order: Bad Hotel - Lucky Frame iBomber Defense Pacific - Cobra Golf Squared - Dynamo Games Bad Hotel is, we all know, a tower... Continue Reading →

Tag Nabs Amazon Exec Launches Hotel GB For Four

Last week was a busy week for Dundee's Tag Games.  A gentlemen by the name of Graham Chambers has just been appointed as the company's new head of global sales. Graham has years of experience within the entertainment sector, most recently as Amazon UK's head of Games & Software.  He was also the managing director... Continue Reading →

Ludometrics Announces New Project (With Added Denki)

Ludometrics, as you may know, is an independent games company in Glasgow's rather cool Merchant City (the bit with the good pubs, restaurants and nice shops). We like Ludometrics. In the last year they've released Matching Set for iOS, football-based quiz title, Quizball and the forthcoming time management game, Pet Store Panic. They also created... Continue Reading →

Games Have No Place In A Creative Scotland

2012 has been the Year of Creative Scotland.  A nation wide celebration of creativity which highlights all of the amazing talent, the clever businesses and the dedicated organisations we have here in Scotland. Unless you work in digital media.  The recently announced Creative Scotland awards have categories for film and television, literature, music, theatre -... Continue Reading →

Virtual Worlds Meets Kids TV In Potato-Based Mash Up

Virtual worlds company Huzutech, has signed a deal with US-based Little Airplane to develop an avatar creator for the company's popular Small Potatoes brand. If you're unfamiliar with Small Potatoes, it's a kids TV show in which four singing potatoes travel the world, making friends, making music and living the dream, man.  Like Bon Jovi,... Continue Reading →

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