Scottish Games Network becomes the games industry trade body for Scotland
The Scottish Games Network has announced that it has morphed into a fully fledged trade body representing all corners of the games industry in Scotland.
Since it began its life as a Yahoo group to help Scottish developers keep in touch back in 2005 SGN has grown to incorporate its own website, Twitter and LinkedIn and Facebook groups with a membership that includes over 90 developers, over 130 games related companies and around 5000 individuals across its many channels.
SGN is open not just to games developers and their supporting companies in Scotland but to the whole sphere of the games industry from the games media to retailers, academic institutions and the government as well.
Brian Baglow, director of SGN said, “The original Scottishgames.net was founded as a community to enable the growing games industry in Scotland to ask questions, discuss the industry and meet peers and colleagues. It has grown since then to become the focal point for the industry as a whole.”
”We are now in the position where there are multiple organisations interacting with the games sector, from government, parliament and the public sector, to the wider digital, screen and creative industries,” he went on. “To enable and support this, the Scottish Games Network has become an official and committed full-time company.”
”Our goal is, very simply, to help the country’s games industry grow and prosper,” he added. “We will be working with government, the public sector and other trade bodies to provide data, expertise and insight into the games industry, as well as helping the industry open itself up to the wider creative world, fostering new partnerships, collaboration, diversity, funding; and encouraging entirely new experiences.”
Over the years the games industry in Scotland has given the world titles like Lemmings, Crackdown, Grand Theft Auto and the console versions of Minecraft.