Creative and games companies in Scotland

Looking for world-class talent? Find Scottish production companies and games developers to take your creative project to the next level.

Did you know?

Scotland has been at the vanguard of video game innovation for the last 20 years, producing some of the best selling games of all time, such as Grand Theft Auto, Crackdown and Angry Birds Stella POP.

Lower costs

Developer costs in Scotland are 40% lower than London, and operating costs are 30% lower than elsewhere in the UK.

The very best tech

Scottish companies are at the forefront of the latest tech innovations for the creative industries.

Educational excellence

Abertay University in Dundee was recently ranked first in Europe for video games degrees for the 5th consecutive year.

Take your games up a level

Creativity, expertise, and technological innovation: a winning combination

In a world facing new and greater challenges every year, the escapism of gaming is more popular now than ever before. With this increased popularity, though, comes the demand for bigger, better gaming experiences.

With an abundance of talent, tech expertise and end-to-end production capabilities, Scottish companies have everything you need to create games that don't just meet the growing demand, but exceed expectations.

Benefits of buying gaming solutions from Scotland

Competitive costs

Scotland is a high value location so games development can be carried out here at a lower cost than many other EU and UK locations. 

This is just one of the reasons why Scotland has already attracted global names and talent, such as the founders of Outplay Entertainment, co developers of Angry Birds Stella POP.

Skills and talent

Scotland’s universities are renowned for producing a steady stream of world-class talent and creative industries graduates are no exception. They are tech-savvy, collaborative and benefit from established connections with industry. It’s this outstanding academic and industry collaboration that gives Scottish talent the ability to continually develop new solutions and products.

Tech

Scottish companies are at the forefront of the latest tech innovations for the creative industries. Scotland is home to InGAME, an £11.5 million Research and Development centre driving process, technology and production innovation across games and media. Scottish companies have already created some of the world’s best-selling video games, such as Grand Theft Auto and Red Dead Redemption.

Successful games companies in Scotland

Rockstar North

Award-winning, Edinburgh-based video game development company Rockstar North is one of Scotland’s most successful creative companies. A pre-eminent games developer worldwide, Rockstar North is home to the ground-breaking Grand Theft Auto Series. They work with highly skilled game developers to produce some of the most successful and critically acclaimed video games in the world.

Blazing Griffin

Blazing Griffin is a Glasgow-based company with capabilities spanning video game development, film and TV development and production and post-production services. What began as a merger of three startups in 2015 has grown to become a BAFTA-winning company working on globally successful content.

Krotos

Krotos is the Edinburgh-based company behind the award-winning Dehumaniser, Reformer, Weaponiser, Igniter and Concept product range. Their software allows for ease of sound performance and customisation, saving hours of editing time. It has become industry-standard across audio post-production and games, with credits in a growing list of major Hollywood and AAA game titles including Stranger Things, Game of Thrones, the Lion King, Avengers, Captain Marvel, Star Trek and many more.

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