If you live in Scotland or are thinking of heading to the Highlands in early November, then check out the Scottish Game Week. This is an event that presents video games in the most innovative and unexpected way, integrating them with our lives and future.
Over the past few years, the name Scottish Games Week has been associated not only with the traditional sport games in Scotland, but also with new products and achievements in the gaming industry. This year, from 1 to 3 November, the Scottish Game Week conference will be held in Glasgow and Dundee, which will include meetings of developers, educational events, a convention dedicated to the global gaming eco-system, as well as Scottish Gaming Awards ceremony.
The Scottish Games Week begins on 1 November 2023 with the Scottish Games Education Network Symposium in Dundee. It is a hands-on, interactive forum for educators, academics, employers, and anyone interested in video games. The focus of the day will be game-based learning and Scotland's role in the global gaming market.
Scottish Games Awards
On November 2, the annual Scottish Games Awards ceremony will take place at Platform in Glasgow, where we will find out which games and projects were recognized as the best of the past year in Scotland.
More Than Games event
On the third day of the week, November 3, the More Than Games convention will be held at the Corinthian Hall in Glasgow, aimed at a wide range of gamers. This event will highlight the latest innovations in the gaming industry, from immersive technologies to the birth of the video game metaverse. The convention panels will be devoted to topics such as the prospects of AI, the interaction of games with other industries, Minecraft and education, the hybrid economy, the synergy of the film and gaming industries, and much more.
Ahead of the Week, Edinburgh will host its sister Industry Conference SGW - a two-day event covering all aspects of game design, creation and release.
Where to buy tickets to Scottish Games Week?
Tickets for all individual days and events of the Conference are on sale online. Just visit the event's official ticket website. A ticket for the Scottish Games Awards costs £45, while a ticket for the More Than Games Convention costs £100.