Girl Geek Scotland Launches Mentoring Project To Encourage More Young Women Into Technology

Girl Geek Scotland needs your help... Diversity is an ongoing issue in the technology sector. According to recent research, women make up only 18% of the digital technology workforce. That's terrible. One of the mains reasons for this is female uptake in computing science subjects and interest in technology careers is low - even at high school.... Continue Reading →

Scotland’s Computer Games Journal Acquired By Springer

The Computer Games Journal. the academic paper focused on issues specific to the global video games industry, which was created and run from Scotland, has been acquired. The new owner is the prestigious, Springer Science & Business Media LLC on of the world's leading academic publishers. A purchase agreement contract was signed yesterday, by the editors-in-chief of The... Continue Reading →

Computer Games Journal Needs New Editorial Board Members

The Computer Games Journal, one of the world's only academic journals dedicated to video games and interactive entertainment, is evolving. The editorial team are focusing on growth and making the journal the preeminent academic publication for the global games industry. As part of this growth, they're looking for new contributors and new members of the editorial... Continue Reading →

Microsoft Recruiting Gaming Ambassadors

Games students - Microsoft needs you.  The company is recruiting 20 windows games ambassadors at universities across the UK. The role involves setting up partnerships between local developers and student bodies, organising events and supporting gaming competitions. Microsoft is promising that the job won't take more than 12 hours per month and that special consideration will... Continue Reading →

VG247 Scotland, Issue 2 – Educating Scotland

VG247's new regular column exploring the games industry in Scotland is now live and online. In this edition, Educating Scotland, Dave Cook talks to Daniel Livingstone from the Digital Design Studio at Glasgow School of Art and Gregor White, the director of Academic Enterprise at the university of Abertay. In addition there is an interview with... Continue Reading →

The Computer Games Journal – Volume 2 Edition 3 – Out Now

The Computer Games Journal is one of the only academic journals in the world focusing on the computer games industry and the issues facing the creators, technologies and innovators within this rapidly evolving sector. It was created and is edited here in Scotland by a team of respected academics including editor-in-chief Dr John Sutherland, Dr... Continue Reading →

Dare To Be Digital 2013 Begins

IT has begun.  Dare to be Digital 2013, the games design and development competition for students is now LIVE in the city of Dundee. Fifteen teams from all around the world have come together for the next nine weeks to build a new and original game, before demonstrating it in front of thousands of families,... Continue Reading →

Game In Scotland – The Exhibitors

Our exclusive week of information and updates for Game In Scotland 2013 continues with the exclusive list of exhibitors who will be taking part in this year's event. There are more than 20 companies who will have stands in Dundee this coming Saturday (9th March), covering everything from development studios to consumer electronics, through to... 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 →

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