The second Scottish Video games Awards might be opened by Scotland’s First Minister, Humza Yousaf.
The ceremony, which can happen at Platform in Glasgow on November 2, 2023, is designed to “have fun the perfect of Scotland’s dynamic and thriving video games ecosystem”.
The awards are a part of Scottish Video games Week, which can run from October 30 to November 3 and goals to offer a “platform for the entire Scottish gaming group to return collectively and have fun its successes, study from its challenges and showcase its expertise”.
The awards wil include 15 classes, which can acknowledge the accomplishments of video games, organisations and people within the Scottish video games business over the previous 12 months.
The classes are as follows:
- Small Price range Recreation (£0 – £10,000)
- Massive Price range Recreation (£10,000 upwards)
- Spirit of Scotland
- Pure High quality (Artistic Affect)
- Artwork & Animation
- Technical Achievement
- Greatest Instruments/Tech
- Greatest Academic Programme
- Greatest Educator
- Variety Champion
- Group Spirit (Stewart Gilray Award)
- Rising Star
- Lifetime Achievement Award
The Spirit of Scotland Award is for video games that function Scottish tradition, heritage, language, characters or panorama, and is open to video games created outdoors of Scotland.
The Pure High quality Award for Artistic Affect, in the meantime, is for video games which have made a major affect past industrial return, and have damaged new floor by way of content material, viewers, downloads or “common awesomeness”.
The judging panel might be chaired by VGC’s Chris Scullion and can include the next judges:
- Brian Baird – Technical Director, Bethesda
- Lauren Bergin – Information Editor, PCGamesN
- Natalie Don – MSP, Renfrewshire North & West
- Joe Donnelly – Options Editor, Video games Radar
- Keza Macdonald – Video games Editor, The Guardian
- Neil Mackay – Journalist/Columnist, The Herald
- Jordan Middler – Employees Author, VGC
- Brian McNicoll – Head of Entrepreneurship, College of Dundee
Scottish Video games Week director Brian Baglow stated: “We couldn’t be happier to welcome Scotland’s First Minister to open this yr’s ceremony. Scotland has a worldwide status in terms of video games, however too typically the dialog will get caught on previous success.
“The Scottish Video games Awards are about recognising and rewarding the unimaginable expertise, creativity, generosity and common superior work going down all throughout the nation immediately.
“I’m very grateful to Chris and the entire judges for participating on this yr’s competitors. I do know they’ll have a troublesome job selecting out winners from the wonderful entries we’re receiving, however there are some unimaginable video games in there, so it needs to be loads of enjoyable too.”
Entries for Scottish Video games Awards nominations are nonetheless open till 6pm BST on Friday, September 22, and are open to everybody creating video games, from skilled studios to part-time indie builders.