Game In Scotland – Programme & Speakers

The 2014 Game In Scotland event happens this Saturday.  Taking place at Abertay University's Centre of Excellence for Videogames, the event brings together dozens of Scotland's game development studios, speakers and experts, for a day of presentations, panels, workshops and exhibition. This year's event brings together expertise and help for those interested in getting into... Continue Reading →

Europe’s Largest PlayStation Teaching Lab Opens At Abertay University

Scotland is an awesome place to study game design, development and production.  The country boasts four universities producing games graduates, along with two schools of art and seven colleges offering game development HNC and HNDs. The pioneer in Scotland's academic landscape is Dundee's Abertay university, which created the world's first Computer Games degree, the Dare... 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 →

David Braben Receives Honorary Degree From Abertay

Gaming pioneer and creator of the seminal Elite, David Braben has received an Honorary Degree of Doctor of Technology from Abertay University. David is a founding trustee of the Raspberry Pi Foundation, which aims to bring affordable, pocket-sized computers to schools and individuals across the world – inspiring a whole new generation to learn programming.... Continue Reading →

TIGA Awards Finalists Announced

UPDATE: It's been brought to our attention we missed a couple of key Scottish finalists out.  Stormcloud games were also nominated in the Most Original Game category, while ALL of the entries in the Best Student Game category are Scottish, with teams coming from Abertay University. TIGA, The Independent Game developers Association has announced the... Continue Reading →

Siege Games – Little Shocks

If you've been paying attention over the last  week, you'll have spotted our latest, rather splendid banner, which comes from Siege Games, a new outfit in Dundee, founded by two former Abertay graduates - and a current student. The company is hard at work on a new title, Little Shocks, a game which challenges players... Continue Reading →

IDEAScotland: New Innovation Centre Opens In Dundee

IDEAScotland (Innovation and Digital Enterprise Alliance Scotland) is a new innovation centre located in Dundee's University of Abertay.  The centre will support start-ups in the digital, technology and creative sectors. IDEAScotland has been created by Scottish internet giant brightsolid, along with DC Thomson, the university of Dundee and the university of Abertay.  It will offer successful... Continue Reading →

Abertay University Launches ‘Code Bar’ Selling Student Game Prototypes To Developer/Publishers

The University of Abertay in Dundee today launched The Code Bar, a new service which allows game prototypes created by students to be purchased by developers and publishers who wish to complete them and take them to market. The goal of the project is to unlock valuable intellectual property created by students at Abertay University and... Continue Reading →

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