Skilled in games? Progress your career in Scotland.

Pioneering, award-winning and quite literally game-changing, Scotland is one of top developer locations in the world. We’ve created global hits like Lemmings, the Grand Theft Auto series, Minecraft for Xbox 360 and mobile game series, Bloons Tower Defence. Take your career to the next level - join the best.

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If you want to expand your career in games, Scotland is the place. Our flourishing and creative games environment rivals London, Vancouver and LA. In fact, we have over 100 games studios and growing – so you can use your experience to build a truly diverse and rewarding career.

Redefine and develop your skills across a variety of platforms including casual, console, mobile, social and online games.  From ambitious new start-ups like Swallowtail and Stormclould to established industry leaders like Ruffian Games, you can use your expertise in art, design, audio, production management, programming and even marketing.

Dundee and beyond

Dundee is a vibrant hub of Scotland’s games community and is home to YoYo Games, Minecraft creators 4J Studios, mobile leaders Tag Games and Bubble Blaze creators Outplay Entertainment.  But it isn’t the only place to build your career in Scotland. Opportunities extend across the country. Glasgow boasts studios like WeeWorld, Ludometrics and Firebrand Games. And of course not to forget Edinburgh-based VEEMEE, Blazing Griffin and industry giants Grand Theft Auto creators Rockstar North.

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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