Why set up a studio in Scotland?

Why set up a studio in Scotland?
Will Freeman

By Will Freeman

August 25th 2009 at 4:02PM

The advantages to developing in Scotland uncovered

Continuing Develop’s week-long focus on the Scottish game industry, today’s feature looks over the various initiatives that assist and support the country’s developers.

Written by Scottish Development International’s Mike Shiel, the piece looks at the educationalists, organisations and facilities helping a nation that plays home to over 50 games companies including Rockstar North, Realtime Worlds, Ruffian Games, Denki, Dynamo Games, Digital Goldfish and TAG Games.

“Scottish Development International works to attract inward investment and knowledge to Scotland in order to help the economy grow,” said Shiel. “SDI also helps Scottish companies do more business overseas. Gaming is a key part of the digital media and emerging technologies sector, which is one of SDI’s six priority sectors.”

The feature covers Dundee’s Seabraes Yards initiative, The University of Abertay’s MSc in Computer Games Technology, Scottish Government investment, the Dare To Be Digital competition, and a run down of the support available to those developing in Scotland.