Three Scots Named In Games Industry’s Most Influential 100

GamesIndustry.biz has just published it's first list of the top 100 most influential people in the games industry. Covering the AAA console sector, mobile gaming, indie games, eSports, retail & publishing, industry advocates/investors  as well as those in PR and the media, the list offers an insight into the people who influence the games industry... Continue Reading →

BAFTA Guru Programme – Open For Applications

Applications are now open for the 2017 BAFTA Guru programme. BAFTA Guru puts people with up to a year's experience in the film, TV or games sectors in front of a range of industry professionals, for coaching mentoring and 1-2-1 meetings. For just £40 (and hardship bursaries are available) you get two days of meetings... Continue Reading →

Tag & Ruffian In First Round Of UK Game Fund Recipients

Dundee development studios Tag Games and Ruffian are among the first round winners of funding from the recently announced UK Game Fund. The Scottish companies are among the first 24 recipients of the new fund, launched in October 2015, with a £4 million investment from the UK Government. The fund awards grants of up to... Continue Reading →

New Prototype Fund For UK Game Developers Announced

Good news everybody! The UK's game development sector, which has often lacked access to public funding for projects and concepts, can now take advantage of the new Video Games Prototype Fund, which launched today. The fund will allocate £4,000,000 via £25,000 grants over the next four years to small, independent studios, to enable developers to create initial game prototypes and... Continue Reading →

Remembering Stew Hogarth

Tomorrow the public memorial service takes place for our late friend, colleague and all round awesome guy, Stew Hogarth. You are invited to join a celebration of his life at 13:15 on Wednesday 23∫rdSeptember at St. Columba’s Roman Catholic Church (Derwent Avenue, Dundee, DD3 0BE). This will be followed by a reception at the Invercarse Hotel. Please make... Continue Reading →

Please Help – Next Generation Skills Academy Needs You

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 →

GTA V Is The UK’s Best-Selling Game, Like, EVER

Since GTA V came out last September, it's done rather well. Seven Guinness records broken. Enormous first day sales. A billion dollars generated in the first three days and apparently making more money than the entire global music industry in its first month. This was then complemented with a range of awards, trophies, prizes and... Continue Reading →

BAFTA Crew Wants YOU

If you work in the games industry, there's something new you should sign up to NOW. BAFTA CREW for Games is now open. CREW is an intensive programme of masterclasses, workshops, live and online events, which gives participants access to the games industry's leading experts and thought leaders, providing a unique opportunity to learn from and engage... Continue Reading →

Help Wanted

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 →

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