Exciting new areas of games
Be at the forefront of game development working collaboratively and delving into new areas including real-world medical research, broadcast, finance and the arts. Some of the ground-breaking projects happening in Scotland include:
- Quartic Llama and the National Theatre of Scotland’s location-enabled audio game Other
- Guerilla Tea and Cancer Research UK’s mobile Gene Game that allows players to attempt to find a cure for cancer
- Zapper’s augmented reality app literally brings posters and magazine covers to life for highly successful boy band One Direction
- Story Mechanic’s digital adaptation of John Buchan’s classic novel The 39 Steps – a story focused game, merging literature, cinema and gaming
Experience a connected culture of support
Scotland provides a diverse, engaging network of knowledge. Our well-connected community includes organisations like the International Game Developers Association and allow you to share ideas, discuss, debate and get valuable practical feedback to help you succeed.
Collaborate and innovate
In Scotland you’ll also benefit from supportive industry trade bodies like TIGA and UKIE as well as independent well-informed organisations like the Scottish Games Network.
The Universities of Abertay, Glasgow Caledonian, Napier and the West of Scotland all work closely with business, providing interesting prospects to enhance your abilities and bring brilliant new game concepts to life.
Home to the first ever degree in Computer Games Technology, the University of Abertay continues to innovate. Their annual video game design competition Dare to be Digital is another shinning example of our collective approach. The biggest games collaboration in the UK, it attracts talent from across Scotland and around the world. Students and recent grads get the unique chance to network, connect with industry experts and show off their prototypes.
Experience fuelled by innovation
Since the early 90s, games in Scotland has grown from less than 10 companies to a booming industry made up of many multi-awarding studios - some responsible for the world’s most successful games. And Scotland continues to reinvent and revolutionise.
Be exceptional - work in Scotland
Quite simply, Scotland is the place to build an exciting and diverse career in the games industry. Be a part of our growing creative cluster and work across a range of dynamic areas. In addition to incredible career opportunities you’ll find stunning scenery, an excellent quality of life – along with a truly welcoming culture.
We’ve attracted talented people from around the world to work in leading cutting-edge companies. Could you be next?
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