Minecraft Goes Retro. On A Disk, In A Box, On A Shelf, In A Shop…

The phenomenon which is Minecraft has taken the Xbox by storm.  By the end of March 2013, IGN reported that sales had passed 6,000,000 copies.  It's the fastest selling Xbox Live game of all time, the biggest selling Xbox Live game of all time and the Xbox version became profitable less than 24 hours after... Continue Reading →

Scotland’s 4J Studios & Game Centre, Winners In 2013 MCV Awards

The MCV Awards were held in London last night, with Scotland's independent games retailer, Game Centre picking up the trophy for Best High Street Independent Retailer and the Xbox 360 version of Mojang's Minecraft, developed by 4J Studios, walking off with the Sales Triumph award. If you've not come across Game Centre yet, they're an independent... Continue Reading →

Hebridean Productions Launches Bitzkrieg On Xbox Live Indie

If you're not a resident of Scotland, a reader or an isolationist of breathtaking arrogance, you may not be fully aware of the Outer Hebrides.  They're an island chain off the western coast of Scotland steeped in history, from the Mesolithic era onwards.  They're known for their  rugged yet eclectic landscapes, impressive number of lochs... Continue Reading →

The Friday Financials – Minecraft XBLA & 40 Billion Apps

Rounding up the first week back at work in 2013, we have two stories highlighting the way the global video games market has changed - and how it promises to continue changing in 2013... First up, Minecraft.  Every reader should, by now, be familiar with Mojang's LEGO-em-up.  A combination of virtual world builder, role playing... Continue Reading →

Introducing: XBL Gamerhub

We're always delighted to hear from new companies working in and around the games sector here in Scotland.  We're pretty well in terms of developers.  At the last count - and with another couple still to be added to the site, we have 86 development studios in the country. Today's Introducing is different.  We were... Continue Reading →

Stormcloud Games – New Development Studio Created By Games Veterans

Three of Scotland's most experienced game developers have set up a new game development studio based in Dundee. Stormcloud Games has been launched by Frank Arnot, Andy West and Pat McGovern, who between them have over 50 years of development experience and have launched 45 games, covering almost every genre and platform, including Minecraft (XBLA),... Continue Reading →

Quarrel Vs The Games Industry.

Reproduced in whole, thanks to it being pretty much awesome.  A celebration and a challenge.  After the entire games industry told Denki that Quarrel wouldn't work on console - can we make it a hit?  They deserve it, it's a damn fine game.  Throw your weight behind this, please.  Buy it, share it, tell people... Continue Reading →

Quarrel Finally Heading To Xbox Live – Includes Multiplayer – Millions Make Merry

Quarrel, the highly regarded word game from Denki hit the iOS market towards the end of 2011.  It proved quite popular with critics and players.  It was awarded excellent scores and hit several 'game of the year' round ups.  And scored a BAFTA. Now Quarrel is coming to Xbox.  The game's original incarnation will finally... Continue Reading →

The Ship – Back From The Dead

New Edinburgh-based independent studio Blazing Griffin has acquired the highly acclaimed online title The Ship: Murder Party. The Ship was originally created by Outerlight, another Scottish development studio, which sadly went out of business earlier this year, before the company's second game - Bloody Good Time was released on Xbox Live Arcade. The Ship was... Continue Reading →

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