This month’s GDC in San Francisco marked the 30th edition of the event, but the first for our programmer Steven Taarland, who was making his debut at the show. We caught up with him for some reflections on what was a busy and productive three days.
With a long weekend of gluttony fast approaching many of you will be looking forward to having a bellyful of Easter Eggs sooner rather than later. As much as we love a nice chocolatey treat or two at the Tag office, in our line of work Easter Eggs of a quite different kind are an ingrained part of our culture. With that in mind, we decided to take a look into the vaults at some of the most memorable ones.
By the time you read this our CEO Paul Farley and Head of Biz Dev Nina Cliff will be California-bound, as they head to this year’s GDC in San Francisco. As always GDC will be packed with announcements, demonstrations and industry-defining summits, so we can’t wait to see what the 2016 installment brings.
It was time to dig out the passports this month, as we headed out to Casual Connect 2016 for the first international trip of the year. Casual Connect is a series of conferences held all over the globe, with a focus on creative and business trends in the gaming sector. There's a huge mobile development presence at the shows and so they provide a great opportunity to meet, network and engage with the industry's finest. With this in mind, we headed out to Amsterdam for this year's European event.
The Tag Team were happy today to hear more good news about the games industry in Scotland. Reports by The Courier and Develop Online confirm that since 2010, there has been a 600% surge in the number of game development companies in the country since 2010, with over 100 studios now operating across the land. As home to over 30 of these firms, Dundee is at the forefront of this expansion and local MSP Joe FitzPatrick described games as "a massive success story for Scotland."