Event – Crowdfunding V Crowdlifting – Unlocking The Potential

Crowd-funding. It was awesome. It was the saviour of indie gaming. It was an over-hyped waste of time. It was a way for the unscrupulous to rip-off the gullible. It was only for the already successful. It was only good for very specific projects. It's... so over. Crowd-funding is still with us. It's being used... Continue Reading →

Last Call – BAFTA CREW

The closing date for applications for the first ever BAFTA CREW Games programme closes on Monday 17th of November. You should be a part of it. It's open to anyone who's worked in the games sector for two years and is offering a bespoke, custom built programme of masterclasses, workshops, seminars, networking events and video... Continue Reading →

Games Industry Tax Breaks Workshop

Cultural tax breaks for the games industry have now been in place for a couple of months, with the first companies taking advantage of the approvals process to take their latest projects through the programme. Yet many development companies are still unsure whether they qualify, or whether tax breaks are worth applying for. Wonder no more.... Continue Reading →

Microsoft Mobile App Acceleration Camp: Edinburgh

Microsoft is coming to Edinburgh in early December.  The company is holding a Mobile App Acceleration Camp for developers, to help them prepare applications for the AppCampus and and a successful game or app.  Participants can pitch ideas to people who understand the market, industry mentors and gain valuable feedback on projects. The MAAC is... Continue Reading →

Dare to be Digital 2013 – The Games, The Talks, The Awards, The Crowds

At 5pm on Sunday the 11th of August, the 2013 Dare to be Digital ProtoPlay event drew to a close.  The four day even in central Dundee, pulled in a record breaking crowd of 13,000 players, gamers, developers, designers, stars, ministers, legends and families. Fiona Hyslop, the Cabinet Secretary for Culture & External Affairs opened... Continue Reading →

Going Global: Learn About Localising

It's a big wide world out there, kids.  Many countries now enjoy videogames and a number of markets, have huge - and we're talking enormous - audiences.  Yet many game developers don't support these markets and don't publish their games in anything other than good old-fashioned English. This can be a problem.  It limits your... Continue Reading →

ENABLE Scotland – Game Design Workshop

Last weekend Guerilla Tea, working with ENABLE Scotland’s East Renfrewshire Local Area Coordination Team, ran a game development workshop in Glasgow for children and young adults with Asperger’s Syndrome and other similar learning disabilities. We met with East Renfrewshire LAC Team last year at the ScotCampus Futures Fest in Glasgow. ENABLE Scotland is a charity... Continue Reading →

Dare+ Bring Your Games Business To Life

Are you an aspiring game designer or developer?  Do you want to take your ideas and bring them to life, as part of an actual real world business?  Now there's a faster, simpler way to get the sort of inside knowledge and insight which eludes some companies entirely. Dare+ is a new programme, created by... Continue Reading →

Governments Tax Breaks Consultancy – Get Involved

The government's proposed tax breaks system for the interactive industry has generally been considered a good thing.  The devil, however, is in the details.  Many developers are at least partially suspicious that the government will grant tax relief only to meda corporations, or make the process so hideously complex and tied into a spurious sense... Continue Reading →

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