UK Computer Games Industry

Gathering resources on the Computer Games Industry and related areas.

TIGA is the non-profit trade association representing the UK’s games industry.

UKIE is the only trade body for the UK’s wider interactive entertainment industry.

Computer Games from creative skillset.

Edge magazine

Games Industry International

Latest UK software chart

futurelab resources



Gathering resources for Kodu.

Kodu can be found here and the Game Lab Community is here.

Other websites:

Planet Kodu

Imagine Cup

Microsoft Partners in Learning

Kodu at Education Scotland and on Glow, with tutorials.

Kodu resources from TES online here and there.

AOK learning support notes for Kodu.


See also Kodu @ Larbert High School

Scottish Games Industry

Gathering resources on the Scottish games industry and the broader creative industries.

Games and Animation at Scottish Development International.

From the SDI website:

Centres of excellence

Art and design institutions of excellence

The Scottish Game Industry Profile published by SDI.

Scottish Games Network can be found here. Their heading menu is below with a comprehensive Company Directory:

The Games Industry overview from Talent Scotland with a games timeline.

In the Scottish Parliament we can find the cross-party group on Video Games Technology.

NPA Computer Games Development

Gathering resources for Computer Games Development

NPA Computer Games Development via SQA

Useful links:

Teach Games: Game design & development resources for educators


From Colin Maxwell’s Blog:

The official curriculum for NPA Computer Games Development is now available on the SQA Academy. It is filed under Support Materials for NCs and NPAs.

Here’s a direct link to the games curriculum – if you’re prompted for a login, just press the button marked ‘Login As Guest’.

The curriculum covers levels 4, 5 and 6 and all of the three Computer Games units.

Links to the unit descriptors:

Computer Games: Design
Level 4 unit | Level 5 unit | Level 6 unit

Computer Games: Media Assets
Level 4 unit | Level 5 unit Level 6 unit

Computer Games: Development
Level 4 unit | Level 5 unit | Level 6 unit

Consolarium (Scottish Centre for Games and Learning) can be found here.