The Scottish gaming industry is thriving as lockdown sent droves of consumers online and a new festival showcases the creativity and diversity of homegrown developers.
As the pandemic forced thousands to move to working online there was a surge in people spending their free-time in virtual spaces too.
Malath Abbas, director and creative producer of games developers Biome Collective based in Dundee, said: “Consumption of games has gone through the roof, it’s been a 20 or 30% increase by some metrics.
“More people have turned to it being stuck at home. You can have a social time with your friends. I’ve heard of friends playing games with their parents.”
Tinderbox PlayAway Games Festival is a result of wanting to make the most of the mass move to online, looking to the games industry for inspiration about adaptation and innovation.
Luci Holland, festival director of the PlayAway Games Festival, said: “Games, like films or sports, allow you to experience things in different…
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