UWS Game Jam 2014 – The Results

The recently created University of the West of Scotland Game Development Society recently held its first ever Game Jam. Taking place from 31st January - 2nd February 2014, the jam was organised by Martin Grant and Stephen Mcgroarty of the UWS Games Dev Society.  The jam pulled in Computer Games Technology and Computer Games Development students... Continue Reading →

Cross-Party Group On Videogames Technology – 11/12/13

Last week saw the third cross-party group on videogames technology take place at the Scottish Parliament in Holyrood.  The group was created to give the video games and interactive sector representation within the parliament and address the issues facing the industry on a national level. The minutes for the meeting have now been drafted -... 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 →

GamesWest – New Event For Students With All Star Speaker Line Up

The University of the West of Scotland, West College Scotland and IGDA Scotland have put together an eye-wateringly good introduction to the world of gaming and the interactive industry as a career. Games West takes place at the UWS Paisley Campus on December 4th 2013. The bad news is, that the event is aimed at... Continue Reading →

Mini Game Jam – Kids, Computers, Games From Scratch

The interest in computing and game development in schools has been on the rise recently.  Encouraging kids to explore the opportunities of game development, as well as a wider understanding of computing software development and the whole science and technology thing. Its all very encouraging. The latest event to be announced is a mini game... Continue Reading →

Unicorn Space Command – Game Jam Title Hits Windows App Store

Unicorn Space Command is a brand new game, created by Martin Grant,  2nd year Games Technology Student at the University of the West of Scotland (that's right, there IS life outside Abertay). Martin took part in a recent games jam at UWS sponsored by Microsoft.  Using Construct 2, an HTML5 games editor, he came up... Continue Reading →

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