Funding applications have opened for this year’s grants programme from Digital Xtra Fund, Scotland’s charity committed to increasing the number and diversity of young people learning innovative digital skills.
Games Jobs LIVE The Next Generation is a live online event for young people to let them know more about how to find a career in videogames.
A team of students from Abertay University has received an award for a video game focusing on the issue of consent in sexual relationships. Sonder Games won the People’s Choice Award for their game After Party, at this year’s Games4Health competition at the University of Utah. Sonder Games was one of nine award winners out of 121 teams in the competition. Alongside... Continue Reading →
Kodu Kup is a coding competition open to UK school children aged between 7 and 14 years old. Kodu Kup Scotland is a sister competition to the UK Kodu Kup designed to work with the larger competition, taking Scotland's different term times into account. The competition has been organised and run by David Renton, a Microsoft... Continue Reading →
Glasgow's Tsumanga Studios acted as the judge in a game creation competition between high schools in Ayrshire last week. Thirteen schools took part in the competition and prizes on offer included: Most Playable game Best Graphics Best Design Best Commercial Potential Best Use of Technology There were £50 Amazon vouchers on offer for each category. Graeme... Continue Reading →
NESTA (the National Endowment For Science Technology and the Arts - but you knew that...) is holding a series of events across Scotland, designed to help young people (kids aged 13+) to access new technology, digital media and interactivity. One Day Digital gives participants the chance to experiment with, play with and explore a variety... Continue Reading →