Hello World!

10 print "Hello world!"; 20 goto 10 run Nearly three years ago, the Scottish Games Network went into hibernation. There were a couple of reasons: First of all, I had a little boy - and all of a sudden there was another priority in my life. Secondly - the ongoing need to moderate every single... Continue Reading →

BAFTA Scotland Awards – Open For Entries

Developers, BAFTA Scotland needs your games. The 2015 BAFTA Scotland competition is now open for entries. The games category offers developers of all games released between 18th July 2014 - 2nd July 2015 are eligible. This includes all platforms - online (browser) games, mobile, tablet, console, PC, Mac, Linux, etc. It doesn't matter if games were... Continue Reading →

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 →

Modern Playing – Edinburgh, April 14th

Back in December, the creative powerhouse/dynamic duo behind the rather amazing Game City festival, made it through wind and weather to hold their first ever Modern Playing event at Edinburgh's Filmhouse. It was a lovely evening. Games were discussed. Play was pondered. Snow fell. A christmas tree was adopted. A bearded man came from the east on... Continue Reading →

Tacos, Bluegrass And Video Games – The Most Awesome Event EVER?

Lucky Frame, the company behind critically acclaimed games such as Pugs Luv Beats, Wave Trip, the homicide-em-up Gentlemen! and of course the BAFTA award-winning Bad Hotel are, not to put too fine a point on it, kinda awesome.They explore, they experiment, they play with ideas and definitions of 'game' and they seem to have a... Continue Reading →

Scottish Government Cross Party Group On Videogames Technology Announces New Convenor & Next Meeting

The cross-party group on videogames technology was started in early 2012 by MSP Joe Fitzpatrick.  The group met in March that same year - while GDC was on - yet still attracted a standing room only crowd, to hear from speakers including Denki's Colin Anderson, Scottish Enterprise  and TIGA. The group's initial meeting was more... Continue Reading →

Jamming in Diversity – The Trials and Tribulations of the Jam

Jamming isn’t the easiest of things. However you do it, undertaking a 48 hour journey to produce a game from conception to birth, isn’t easy and there are likely to be stumbling blocks along the way. The first of these is the brick wall that exhaustion causes. It’s just physically draining to work for long... Continue Reading →

Listen to your Heart – Global Game Jam brings an Audio Twist in 2013

As chief organiser Brian McDonald pressed play on the audio file you could see that everyone in the room wasn’t paying full attention. Only as the regular, pumping, sound of a heart-beat was heard throughout the room did the jammers taking place realise that this was it, this was the theme. Nothing added, nothing taken... Continue Reading →

Out Now – Where Are Your Games? Cross Promoting Scotland…

So in the run up to the joy of Christmas and the virtual madness of thousands of new apps, price drops, sales, new handsets, the closure of Open Feint and the many, many days of stress and madness to come, we thought we'd do something lovely for all of the games companies in Scotland. If... Continue Reading →

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