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BAFTA Scotland: Secrets Of Success - Scotland's Video Games Industry

The next event in the BAFTA Scotland 2013 programme takes place at Edinburgh's Filmhouse this weekend.  Exploring the way in which some of Scotland's 90+ developers are making money and interacting with film, television and mobile within the rapidly evolving interactive sector, this is a perfect introduction to the world of games (and why it WILL matter to your creative business):

BAFTA Scotland presents: Games Industry Secrets of…


Added by Brian Baglow on July 15, 2013 at 17:24 — No Comments

Scotland's Games Industry - Bigger Than You Think...

In our bid to be the only definitive source of information regarding the games industry in Scotland, the Scottish Games Network just updated its Company Directory with several new companies and teams.  Please welcome…

  • Flipware – Mobile development studio in Glasgow…

Added by Brian Baglow on April 19, 2013 at 14:40 — No Comments

Creative Scotland Open Sessions

I've been asked to speak at the first Creative Scotland 'Open Session' on Friday in Dundee, as an expert from the interactive and games sector.

The idea, as a speaker, is to provide 'perspective and provocation.  I can do that.

However, I'm canvassing opinion and input on the issues which YOU guys think are important and what you think the role of CS should be within the increasingly converged creative industries here in Scotland…


Added by Brian Baglow on March 12, 2013 at 13:52 — No Comments

Students Getting Real?

16 years on from starting the world's first games degrees in Dundee, I continue to fight the Demons Of Stupidity to help students get real and get developing games.  The latest front is being launched in September!  We will be, with other games developers, helping UWS 3rd & 4th years games students create tablet and advergames in internship-like programmes.




Added by Dr John Sutherland on September 1, 2011 at 8:22 — No Comments

New Scottish Games Publisher Launched

Hi folks, I thought this was worth a post in its own right...


A new games publisher, focusing on social games (Facebook) and smartphones (Apple/Android) launched today, with an announcement in Holyrood by Alex Salmond.



Added by Brian Baglow on February 10, 2011 at 17:09 — 3 Comments

2010 - A Year In Gaming

Forgive the cross post, but I thought this might be of interest to 38 Minutes members.  It's a round up of the last twelve months for the interactive and videogames sectors here in Scotland...




Added by Brian Baglow on January 10, 2011 at 14:52 — 2 Comments

London calling: and missing the point for UK games

The MediaGuardian today reports on the UK games industry's dismay at plans to create a gaming hub in - wait, you've guessed it - London.

Don't get me wrong, I'm not doubting the level of talent in London, but like many other commentators I do want to point out that it's not the centre of the earth. Dundee may have… Continue

Added by Nicola Sinclair on November 5, 2010 at 11:59 — 8 Comments

TuDocs finally gets a decent website

Getting a new digital media company off the ground, whilst holding down a full-time job, is hard work. Problem is, how to do both at the the same time, when you need money and need to create product.

So, seven months into the TuDocs project, we have three things going: our games career website, an iPad game, and a book on games careers. Eight people working away - all with… Continue

Added by Dr John Sutherland on November 1, 2010 at 21:25 — No Comments

Games Systems Designer - San Francisco

Every now and again something comes up that I want to share at 38minutes from my faraway perch in San Francisco.

My company, Rocket Ninja, Inc., is hiring a Games Systems Designer (i.e., a games designer who actually understands the fiddly mathy bits). My CEO tells me we'll consider people from anywhere on the planet, so I reckon Scotland very nearly qualifies!

Just to be clear: this position is for a number cruncher, someone who chews and swallows game… Continue

Added by Marc Tanenbaum on October 5, 2010 at 5:54 — 4 Comments

Video Gamer takes on The Elite and The Powerful ... and loses ...

RIP Scottish Games - Fall 2010. Like General Patton, I was there. Where? I was there when Scotland burst onto the video games industry scene as a major player with Lemmings, I played GTA before it was launched, saw Hedz crash and burn, witnessed the rise and fall of Red Lemon, Visual Science, DMA and many others. An industry from Alpha to Omega; beginning and end.

Around the time I am writing and you are reading, major… Continue

Added by Dr John Sutherland on September 12, 2010 at 21:00 — 6 Comments

Fed up with being Phished and Pharmed?

You know the route: you see an ad that sez, 'our client, an international blue-chip organisation, has immediate need for ...' So, excited, you send your details in and the trail goes cold.

Why? Because recruitment agencies are unregulated. Anyone can set themselves up and start phishing and pharming. Phishing is using the web to gather-in details from people using a false premise. Pharming is to… Continue

Added by Dr John Sutherland on September 3, 2010 at 9:06 — No Comments

What can Games Developers learn from the 20th Century

I'm still smarting from the car crash of RealTime Worlds in Dundee. Someone I was talking to called it a 'Darien moment', recalling how Scotland crashed out of the independant nations group when we lost everything in the disastrous Darien colony.

Eggs. Baskets. All. One. In.

So, is this the end of the great independent games developers in Scotland, consigned to the same dustbin as computer manufacturing, coal mining and… Continue

Added by Dr John Sutherland on September 2, 2010 at 8:52 — No Comments

Digital Interactive Symposium: Edinburgh - August 27th 2010

Hi folks, just want to let you know about the DIS:E event taking place later this month. It's an academic event, looking at the point where interactivity (games), traditional media and the law, all combine into one glorious whole...

It's free entry, but you have to register to head along. I've been to several of the previous year's Symposia (plural!) and they've been very worthwhile.

You can find out more and book tickets… Continue

Added by Brian Baglow on August 6, 2010 at 13:46 — No Comments

Why digital entrepreneurs need banks

Being a games industry & education person, I was attracted by an offer of free money via a fund of 80 x £25k launched by the Scottish Government. If I have - which we at TuDocs Productions believe we do - a great new idea that will change the world and potentially make a lot of dosh, then the ScotGov will give us £25k to help it get going.

So far, so good. Its a well-tested model in Scotland: the government holds masses of… Continue

Added by Dr John Sutherland on July 24, 2010 at 6:30 — No Comments

Glasgow Games to present at Scottish Parliament

TuDocs Ltd is heading up a group of games-related bods perparing to make a presentation to the Scottish Parliament.

Anyone want to join us in making this presentation? We want to tell the MSPs that there are games companies in Glasgow too (for Glasgow read the Cumbernauld-Dumfries-Ayr-Oban-area!). There is a… Continue

Added by Dr John Sutherland on June 18, 2010 at 21:08 — 6 Comments

What are Games Companies Looking for in New Graduates?

Im just back from a visit to a games studio in Dundee. So, I thought it was time to reflect upon what they said, and what others have said, and to post it up into the wider domain.

C++ Programmers - these are still the core skillset required for AAA title games programming. Nothing will ever change much here as there is such a pile of C++ code out there in engines. However, big… Continue

Added by Dr John Sutherland on June 4, 2010 at 10:42 — No Comments

Greater Glasgow Games Group

G4 is a newly-established group that exists to help students and graduates in digital media get their new-start studios off the ground. We are having our first meeting at UWS Paisley on Tuesday. We have attendees coming from UWS, GCal and Reid Kerr. Not bad for our first ever meeting.

What's it about? Basically, back in the 90's I did a wheen of work to get Dundee on the games map - with help from Dave Jones, Chris van der Kuyl and others.… Continue

Added by Dr John Sutherland on May 29, 2010 at 10:57 — 2 Comments

TuDocs becomes the UKs major graduate games jobs website

TuDocs Ltd, an Ayrshire-based not-for-profit company, continues to grow its digital media free jobs and e-portfolios listings. Just 100 days into operation, with 300 members, 160 games companies listed, and 71 currently showing jobs for graduates and interns.

And we are running two summer competitions to help students build their digital media portfolios on TuDocs. With prizes! The… Continue

Added by Dr John Sutherland on May 21, 2010 at 10:01 — No Comments

On the Digital Inspiration "Platform Strategy"

[Copied from a response at]

I think the intent here is good. But there are huge obstacles to achieving this as part of any grand plan. I'm not sure it's even a very good idea to attempt to do it.

I think we need to start with a much better definition of what we mean when we say "platform".

There… Continue

Added by Kevin Bradshaw on March 26, 2010 at 12:49 — 5 Comments

E8 [Cross-Platform Sci-Fi & ARG]

Our science-fiction cross-platform series is going through the second draft of it's script at present. After a very productive meeting with script editor Steve Brookes, at N.Ireland Screen last week, Ian McDonald, our illustrious writer, has been shaping the second draft of E8.

In the last couple of months we have been in talks to take the project to the next level, in preparation for raising the full production… Continue

Added by Gawain Morrison on March 5, 2010 at 9:13 — 2 Comments

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