Scottish Parliamentary Committee To Explore Impact Of Games Sector

The Scottish parliament needs YOU. The Scottish Parliament's Economy, Energy and Tourism committee has announced that it has launched an investigation into the economic impact of the creative industries in Scotland - using the country's games and film/television industries as key sectors. The committee will explore: The role of public sector agencies and the effectiveness... Continue Reading →

Games Lounge – New Online Video Games Show

Games Lounge is a brand new live-streamed show about video games, being created and produced here in Scotland. The idea for the show and the driving force behind the project, Shaun Paul Johnson is now using Kickstarter to help finds funds to make the show a reality. Shaun explained his reasoning for starting the project... Back in... Continue Reading →

Creative Scotland Issues Ten Year Plan

Creative Scotland, the organisation which supports Scotland's arts, screen and creative industries has released its ten year plan for supporting and funding the country's cultural and creative sectors. The ten year plan and funding strategy has been put together with input from over 1000 participants drawn from the entire creative spectrum.  Which, for the first time,... Continue Reading →

BAFTA Scotland New Talent Awards Nominees Announced

BAFTA Scotland's New Talent awards is an annual competition which recognises work from students, or those just entering the film, television and games industries. The competition has categories for actors, animators, sound designers, writers, directors, producers and of course game developers. New Talent is a unique celebration of emerging talent within the screen industries. It's... Continue Reading →

Tacos, Bluegrass & Video Games – Tickets Now On Sale

Last week we mentioned the supremely awesome sounding event taking place early next year which brings together three of mankind's most outstanding achievements - tacos, bluegrass music and video games. This is a clever twist on the more familiar and mundane beer and pizza and video games, introducing a new international flavour and giving the... Continue Reading →

Scotsman Adds Games Coverage

For the last several years Scotland has suffered from an almost total lack of interest in video games within the mainstream media. Outside the occasional news story from the business desk, there's been little recognition of the video games sector as a viable creative industry, or as a valuable part of the country's economy.  Even... Continue Reading →

Edinburgh Games Symposium

On Friday 21st of June, at Edinburgh university's Inspace, the Edinburgh Game Symposium will take place.  The symposium will focus on music and the development of video games. Tickets are available to the public, development community and those interested in the audio aspects of gaming.  Prices start at £5.00 and creep up to the entirely... Continue Reading →

Games Meet Film At Edinburgh International Film Festival 2013

2013 is rapidly becoming the year that games were taken seriously by Scotland's government, media and creative industries.  The latest good news comes from the Edinburgh International Film Festival. EIFF is the world's longest-running film festival, with a global reputation for discovering and promoting the very best in international cinema.  Alongside the film screenings, premieres... Continue Reading →

Accredited Graduate Internships From Dundee University

The use of interns is a subject which has raised a great deal of controversy across several industries in the last few years.  Unpaid internships have attracted criticism from student groups, industry bodies and even government. This has led many companies to become wary of interns, if not avoid them outright.  Which can be a... Continue Reading →

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