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  • Gamersfirst to open Edinburgh studio

    APB: Reloaded publisher Gamersfirst will open a studio in Scotland, home of original All Points Bulletin team Realtime Worlds.

  • Outplay Entertainment to create 150 Jobs in Dundee

    Scottish games publisher Outplay Entertainment has announced it plans to build offices and create up to 150 high value jobs in Dundee.

  • Glasgow-based auction house to disperse Realtime Worlds office equipment

    This is rather sad, actually.

  • Dave Jones squelches rumor he’s leaving Dundee for Epic Games

    Yesterday, a rumor was circulating that Realtime Worlds founder Dave Jones had taken a job with Epic Games. Today, the APB creative director has told Develop the rumor is untrue.

  • Scottish videogames industry at a crossroads, says TIGA

    TIGA has said the Scottish videogames industry is at a “cross roads” , and if it didn’t get some much needed tax breaks, the sector could decline.

  • Report: Former Realtime chairman linked to MyWorld purchase

    A report has surfaced claiming former Realtime Worlds chairman and chief strategy officer Ian Hetherington has ties with the anonymous US company which purchased Project MyWorld.

  • Realtime Worlds talking to buyers amid 75% staff reduction

    Realtime Worlds is currently chatting up multiple buyers “in both the UK and US,” according to Paul Dounis, the firm’s administration consultant from Begbies Traynor.

  • 2011 Realtime Worlds game outed in CV [Update]

    A Realtime Worlds CV has apparently confirmed the studio is working on a project due for release in 2011.

  • Scottish hotel bans videogames for Christmas

    Now Modern Warfare 2′s out of the way, we’re back to the real deal: some hotel in Scotland’s decided games aren’t conducive to promoting “traditional family values” and has banned them over the Christmas period. Managing director Stephen Leckie, said children should not be “glued” to game consoles during the holiday, “As a father-of-four, I’m […]

  • Scotland proposing tax breaks to keep game developers

    Secretary of State for Scotland Jim Murphy has proposed tax breaks for the Scottish videogame industry. These proposals have come to light after Murphy spoke with Realtime Worlds owner Dave Jones who has threatened to take his company to Ireland should there be further lack of support for developers. “We have had a discussion about […]

  • Realtime Worlds – Relocation to Ireland could be “serious consideration”

    Realtime Worlds studio boss Colin Macdonald has admitted that Irish tax breaks could see the Scottish studio upping sticks and going green. The Irish government may be about to specifically target the Scottish games sector by offering developers a five-year tax holiday in return for hopping over the water. “If the package on offer in […]

  • Realtime Worlds gets new Dundee office

    Realtime Worlds has taken on a new 8,000 square foot office in Dundee in an effort to “grow towards a successful APB launch” early next year. The developer currently employs 265, but plans to grow to 300 in 2009. APB will be amazing. Go to work for RTW in its smart new office purely on […]

  • Realtime Worlds hits 250 staff, 40 jobs available

    Realtime Worlds said today it’s hit 250 staff, and has more than 40 positions currently available. The Scottish developer is finally moving to launch MMO APB in conjunction with EA Partners and now taken on an additional 8,000 sqft of offices to provide high quality working space to compliment the current 26,000 sqft premises. All […]

  • Dave Jones “miffed” that Crackdown 2 went to Ruffian

    Realtime Worlds’ Dave Jones has told GI he’s not exactly thrilled Crackdown 2 went to Ruffian Games. “I think it was unfortunate that it had to be with a start-up in Dundee… it is challenging to get enough developers in one region as it is, so that was the only little big of negativity to […]

  • RTW’s Jones – Invest in careers to keep UK at “cutting edge”

    Realtime Worlds’ Dave Jones has called on the UK government to invest more heavily in the games industry in an effort to help it maintain its position in the global trade. “Let’s make sure we invest in careers to” keep Britain at the “cutting edge” of the global industry, he told BBC News today. The […]

  • Crackdown 2 studio seeks devs

    Ruffian’s just updated its homepage to include a list of jobs, presumably to work on Crackdown 2. Are you an environment artist, senior gameplay engineer, senior environment artist, outsource manager or animator? Do you care that Ruffian’s based in Dundee? Get on it, then.

  • Ruffian Games’ fridge full of lager – wonder why?

    This is Ruffian Games’ fridge. It’s full of Stella and Red Bull. Almost looks as though it’s stocked for a celebration. Can you guess why? We’re now officially stupidly excited. The MS conference starts at 10.25am PST, or 6.25pm UK time.

  • Rockstar looking for 8 new staff – new game on the way?

    Over at Edge’s job section you can see that Rockstar North – you know, that tiny Scottish-based dev firm that does those open world thingies called ‘Grand Theft Auto’ – is looking to fill eight positions. The jobs range from level designer, AI programmer to senior tools programmer giving us that sneaky suspicion that perhaps […]

  • Peter Moore confirmed for Edinburgh keynote

    The Edinburgh Interactive Festival just confirmed its main keynote as Peter Moore. Said the EA Sports boss: “I am honoured to be invited to deliver the opening keynote at the Edinburgh Games Festival. This event is a milestone on the interactive entertainment industry’s calendar, and I look forward to contributing to this year’s discussions.” EIF […]

  • Reeves: I’m not going to Realtime Worlds

    When you’re wrong you’re wrong. We were wrong. Former SCEE president David Reeves isn’t going to Realtime Worlds. “I’d never ever heard of Realtime Worlds until someone asked me about them a couple of days ago,” he told Develop. “I can honestly say no, that rumour is not true.” We’d been told that Reeves was […]

  • Gary Dale joins Realtime Worlds as CEO

    Realtime Worlds has confirmed that Gary Dale has joined the developer as CEO. Ex-SCEE boss David Reeves was heavily tipped for the job when he stood down from his Sony role earlier this month. Dale was previously Euro MD for Capcom. “Having worked with Gary earlier in his career at BMG Interactive, I am deeply […]

  • Virtua Tennis calls Andy Murray English, Scottish men cry a bit

    Don’t call Scottish people English. They turn blue and start shouting about “freedom”. Sega learned this to its cost at the weekend, when the Sunday Mail realised Scot tennis player Andy Murray had been labelled English in Virtua Tennis 2009 and asked some north-o’-the-border patriots what they thought. They pretty much didn’t like it. “I […]

  • Rumour: David Reeves moving to Realtime Worlds

    VG247 has been told that David Reeves – confirmed as leaving SCEE as president this morning – is to take up a senior position at Scottish developer Realtime Worlds. Reeves will leave SCEE on April 30, to be replaced by current CMO Andrew House. No one at Realtime Worlds could be reached for comment. Sony […]

  • Realtime World promises to pay overtime

    Want to work? Want to get paid for doing the work? Want to live in Dundee? You should probably look at the press release after the break. Realtime Worlds is ensuring job applicants they’ll be paid overtime if they take the Scottish plunge. “The games industry has long depended on getting excessive amounts of free […]

  • Dundee 360 developer working on “MMO” [Update]

    Update: Sorry, we boo-booed here. This is a Realtime Worlds ad, and the game’s APB. It’s an old post that’s just been refreshed. We apologise for being so shit. Thanks, TheDifficult3rdAlbum. A GI job ad posted by a Dundee developer has revealed the company is working on a 360 MMO. “Our client is one of […]

  • Ruffian project: “Crackdown 1.5? That’s generous. It’s more like 1.25″

    Microsoft should get on and announce this. There’ll be nothing left before too long. A UK publishing source has reliably informed VG247 that the unannounced Crackdown game in development at Ruffian is a multiplayer-only effort. “Crackdown 1.5? That’s generous,” our man added. “It’s more like 1.25.” When pushed on whether or not the project was […]

  • Crackdown dev adds two new designers

    Newly-formed Ruffian Games – working on the as yet unannounced “Crackdown 1.5″ – has added Steve Iannetta and Ed Campbell as lead designer and senior designer respectively. Iannetta previously worked at VIS, Red Lemon Studios, Realtime Worlds and Midway Newcastle. Campbell’s CV includes titles such as NARC, State of Emergency 2 and Crackdown. “Given the […]

  • Crackdown dev: “We see the life of games online”

    Ruffian’s Billy Thomson has reiterated to Edge that the newly-formed Dundee developer’s focus is online gaming, despite the fact single-play will play an important part in its projects. “It’s not like we’re going to avoid making singleplayer games,‭ ‬we still see a massive market in them,” he said. “‬But,‭ ‬moving forward,‭ ‬many games are pushing […]

  • Edinburgh Festival gets dates

    Edinburgh Interactive Festival 2009 will take place on August 10-16, the event’s announced this morning. The Festival will also continue partnership with Abertay University and its Protoplay event which showcases talent as part of its Dare to be Digital programme. The Screening Sessions will form the “most popular” part of the event again this year, […]

  • Rumour: Crackdown 1.5 out “early 2010″, Ruffian IS working on it despite Realtime Worlds statement

    It’s not going away, and it sounds as though you’re about to hear an awful lot more about it. Newly formed Scottish developer Ruffian is most certainly working on a new Crackdown game, says “rumour” today, and apparently it’s scheduled for the end of 2009 or early 2010. The project’s being called “Crackdown 1.5″ in […]