Collaboration with University of Glasgow.
The Scottish Games Ecosystem project is a joint project with the University of Glasgow and the Scottish Games Network. It is a small research project that aims to analyse the current state of the games industry in Scotland and explore how the increasingly popular concept of ecosystems could help it realise its potential.
The Scottish games sector has had some early success stories with companies such as Rockstar North and Activision Blizzard. Although the sector has grown in size - both in terms of the number of companies and employees - in recent years, it has not managed to establish its presence as strongly as other sectors, such as tech. Yet in other countries, such as Scandinavia, the sector has become an important driver of economic development. In this project, we aim to understand what is holding the Scottish games sector back from fulfilling its potential and how it can be revitalised using the ecosystem approach, which takes a systemic perspective on economic development.