Last week, a study by games industry trade body TIGA, found the Scottish games industry had grown by a massive 27% in 2017. With 1,540 working directly in game development and 2,814 working for companies that indirectly support the industry, this makes a grand total of just over 4300 games professionals working in Scotland.
Now that 2017 is done and dusted our thoughts turn to welcoming in another New Year we are offered the chance to look back and reflect on what has been another fun, yet challenging year at Tag Games and one which has seen the wider games industry undergo further change and disruption.
It’s been an interesting twelve months at Tag Towers - 2017 has taken us both to prison and a beauty shop with a few other interesting locations along the way! Here’s a trio of our top moments from 2017.
We're thrilled to reveal our latest project to launch to mobile audiences worldwide! Monster High Beauty Shop is brought to you through a collaboration with TabTale and Mattel and is now available to download for free!
After a fantastic night at Abertay University we're delighted to confirm Ant Workshop as winners of the final Big Indie Pitch of 2017! Edinburgh-based Tony Gowland and his team took top prize after delivering a top-class pitch for Dead End Job, a twin-stick style shooter with a unique art style inspired by classic 90s cartoons such as Ren and Stimpy.
After an almost flawless start to the season October and November have been trickier months for the team. However as we head into winter Rovers are still just three points from the SPFL League One summit and still on course to roar back into the Championship at the first attempt. Whilst results haven't always gone our way lately there's still been some great performances and for us one player has stood out over the past few weeks, Dario Zanatta.
We're delighted to announce that we'll be sponsoring the final Big Indie Pitch of 2017 in our hometown of Dundee. The event takes place on 30th November and will see some of the world's best and most innovative indie developers join us on Tayside.
Halloween celebrations came fashionably late to Tag Towers this year, but as always, the best things come to those who wait as the team pulled out all the stops with a set of costumes that went from creepy to bizarre and everywhere in between.
Winter is coming in Scotland but before 2017 draws to a close, our CEO Paul Farley be heading to Paris for Game Connection 2017.
The Rovers continue to sit proudly atop Division One and we’re pleased to report that every time they wear the Tag sponsored kit the results come in!