TIGA, the network for games developers and digital publishers and the trade association for the UK video games industry, has recommended that Scotland should introduce a Scottish Video Games Fund to improve studios’ access to finance and establish a Growth Accelerator Programme to promote commercial advice and investor readiness programmes to games developers. These measures would improve studios’ prospects for commercial success and enhance the Scottish video games industry.
Further to the inaugural 2015 Games Jam event for primary seven pupils who participated in a school based Code Club, this year’s Games Jam will host 64 pupils, representing 16 schools across the authority. The pupils will work collaboratively in teams of four to plan, create and design their own game using Scratch. The curricular focus will be to develop learners’ understanding and skills in technologies, literacy, numeracy and health and wellbeing, as well as raising the confidence and aspiration of our young people which underpin the four capacities in Curriculum for Excellence.