The Scottish Games Network has already been fighting for the games industry in Scotland for a while now. It has been tirelessly promoting games and companies when they haven’t even realised they needed promoting. So it only seems right and proper that the network, fronted by ultra games luvvie Brian Baglow, should be relaunched today as an official industry body.
The Scottish Games Network now offers a single unified and strategic contact point for Scotland’s diverse games sector. In their own words: “Scotland’s games industry has been a pioneer since the late 1980s, when it boasted six studios producing titles including Lemmings, Grand Theft Auto, Crackdown, HEDZ, Formula 1,Braveheart, Midnight Pool, Harry Potter Quidditch and many more.” – yeah and let’s not forget about Bad Hotel, Other, Mr Shingu’s Paper Zoo and of course Minecraft on the 360 – Scottish games are flourishing.
Baglow says, “The original Scottishgames.net was founded as a community to enable the growing games industry in Scotland to ask questions, discuss the industry and meet peers and colleagues. It has grown since then to become the focal point for the industry as a whole.”
The transformation into a limted company isn’t a product of his many appearances on the telly defending Grand Theft Auto recently, but rather the fruits of decades of work on behalf of the industry. We salute you!
We hear from 18 gamers readying themselves for their Sick Kids Save Point marathons, including full interviews with Neil Gow, Thomas Welsh and Scott Murdoch – and we have a message from Rachel from the Sick Kids Friends Foundation. Psyched yet? you WILL be!
Not content with giving us oodles of copies of Crusader Kings II and March of the Eagles, those impossibly generous folks at Paradox have gone and donated FIVE copies of their recent tactical smash Europa Universalis IV towards our prize draw!!
Rule your nation through the centuries, experience true exploration, trade, warfare and diplomacy. Europa Universalis IV got five stars and ‘Editor’s choice’ over at PC gamer.
It’s one of the big games of 2013, and we’re so delighted to be giving it away along with Grand Theft Auto V, Crusader Kings II, March of the Eagles, Kickbeat, Bleach: Soul Resurrection, Hyperdimension Neptunia and Air Buccaneers. To win one of these amazing hit games all you have to do is raise over £100 on your Just Giving page in sponsorship for Sick Kids Save Point, the UK’s biggest charity gaming marathon.
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We’re getting very close now, fundraising is going incredibly well, but… IT’S NOT TO LATE to sign up! You can find out how to sign up for our 24 hours of games by hitting ‘sign up here’ above. It will take about 2 minutes.