Partnership formed to help promote Scotland's gaming sector
Consumer games site Gamerhub is teaming up with industry body Scottish Games Network to help promote the work of Scotland’s gaming sector around the world.
Gamerhub’s role in the partnership will be to publish news and updates from Scottish developers, which will be promoted to the industry by Scottish Games Network. The aim is to create an interface between the two to help the industry better understand its audience.
The first piece of content they will jointly publish will be a series of interviews with Stewart Waterson, one of the original designers of Grand Theft Auto, a series of games developed by Dundee-based DMA Design (now part of New York-headquartered Rockstar Games).
Gamerhub founder Gavin Divers said the purpose of the partnership is to create “an active and engaged community for gamers and players of all kinds”.
“We’re proud to be Scottish, but we get very little news or updates from the studios and developers across the country,” he said.
“We wanted to fix that and make sure that we were reviewing the games, talking to the studios and showing the world the great new games coming out of Scotland.
“The Scottish Games Network has done a fantastic job in showcasing Scotland to the industry, but doesn’t have a consumer audience.
“By working with them we have an inside track on everything happening in Scotland, from industry to academia and beyond, to help gamers worldwide find out more about the incredible indies and great games being created across the whole country.”
Scottish Games Network founder and director Brian Baglow added that by having an audience of gamers for the first time the organisation would be able to “get Scottish games out to a wider audience of players and encourage more players around the world to play and enjoy games from Scottish creators”.