May 2012

SERIOUS INVESTMENT FOR SERIOUS PARODY

Serious Parody to establish office and create 18 new jobs in Scotland.

Scottish Development International has backed Serious Parody’s plans to spend
approximately one million pounds building out the company’s games portfolio. The
money raised largely through the company’s private investors along with £230,000
from Scottish Enterprise’s ‘Regional Selective Assistance’ grant, will go towards
establishing a Dundee based office and the creation of 18 new jobs.

Alt - W Fund

Initiated in by Dundee City Council and other institutions in 2001, the Alt-w Fund is for practitioners based in Scotland to make and develop new artworks, devices and creative applications that challenge the notions of what new media creativity can be.
The fund supports artists to explore experimental and interactive practice, make use of technology as both platform and medium, and recognise the changing role that digital culture has in our society.

BAFTA Young Game Designers Competition

The British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) is launching BAFTA Young Game Designers 2012, a competition that aims to inspire the game designers and game-makers of the future by giving young people the chance to design and create their own video game and develop it with industry professionals.

The competition is open to 11-16 year olds and has attracted hundreds of entries from across the UK every year since it began in 2010. This year, for the first time, young people have two ways to enter: