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IGDA Scotland June Meeting – Save the Date!

We will be returning to Glasgow on the 22nd June for one of our regular monthly meetups. Join us at Megabytes for the usual talks and announcements, then stick around afterwards for a drink and natter with everyone.

Our theme this month is Exhibiting and we would like to get a good mix of people together to discuss their tips and experiences covering all manner of showcasing at events. This could be from small indie games, right the way through to big-budget AAA projects. And if you are one of the people reading this thinking “hey, I’m going to be doing a bunch of that at E3!” then we would love you to come along and share your experience. Just get in touch with us at info@igdascotland.org.

We also have a special giveaway this month. Our lovely friends at RESONATE – Glasgow’s upcoming eSports and gaming festival –  have given us some free tickets, which we will be raffling off on the night.

Tickets for the meetup to be released very soon! In the meantime you can follow any updates on Twitter or join us on Facebook.

Glasgow Meetup

We are back in Glasgow for another IGDA Scotland meet-up. Join us on Wednesday July 25th from 7pm onward at the Glasgow Centre for Contemporary Arts.

We have some excellent speakers lined up:

Phil Harris is a long time friend of IGDA Scotland and has worked in the industry for a number of years: Initially as Editor-in-Chief of SquareGo videogame review site and more recently with The Story Mechanics. He is now working on story aspects with Blazing Griffin, as well as providing articles and feedback to a variety of indie developers and press.

Steve Young is Creative Director at WeeWorld in Glasgow,  he has spent the last 7 years building WeeWorld.com into one of the world’s leading Social Networks/Virtual Worlds for young teens, predominantly in the US, with over 50 million user accounts created and 2.5 million monthly active users. WeeWorld have recently been featured in a Studio Profile at ScottishGames.net.


Join us at the CCA for the usual – interesting speakers, a chance to socialise with like minded developers and, importantly, a really fun evening.

Please sign up for the event on Eventbrite.

Bringing San Francisco to Edinburgh

Where – Ryan’s Bar (downstairs area), 2-4 Hope Street, Edinburgh
When – April 11th 7pm

Book your ticket through Eventbrite

A month ago, a number of us stumbled bleary-eyed into airports across the country and one by one, filed over to San Francisco to attend the Game Developers Conference. Many more of us did not.

IGDA Scotland is delighted to announce that we’re bringing a little piece of GDC to our April meeting in Edinburgh, with a range of excellent panelist who are coming along to share their experiences of this year’s GDC, explain why you should do everything in your power to make sure you’re there next year and also give you some ideas how you might be able to make that happen.

As we approach the first birthday of the chapter, Brian McDonald (our chapter leader) will open the meeting with a short presentation on where we have got to, followed by moderating the GDC panel. We’ll also be including lots of time for you to chat to each other, and the panelists, about the things you will hear.

We’re still working to nail down who we’re going to have on the panel, and we’ll announce that in the coming days but for right now, make sure you keep your calendars clear and get your tickets booked. We want to get your questions as part of the panel, so be sure to keep an eye on the Facebook group where we will be asking for these – and don’t worry as there will be opportunity on the night to ask questions too!

Please note that space is limited, so if you are unable to attend, please cancel your ticket so someone else can take your place.