The most awaited event in the Scottish gaming industry, the Scottish Games Awards, concluded on Thursday 2 November with a spectacular celebration of excellence, innovation, and extraordinary talent.

This year’s awards ceremony, held at Platform, Glasgow, and opened by Jamie Hepburn, MSP for Cumbernauld and Kilsyth, showcased the industry’s finest achievements in various categories and recognised the exceptional contributions of those making an impact across the Scottish games ecosystem.

The winners list for the 2023 Scottish Games Awards is as follows:

Art and Animation

WINNER - Skye Tales - Puny Astronaut


WINNER - Eschaton - Jabuga

Best Small-Budget Game

WINNER - The Longest Walk - Alexander Tarvet

Best Large-Budget Game

WINNER - Agatha Christie: Hercule Poirot - The London Case - Blazing Griffin


WINNER - Marion’s Journey - Chimera Tales

Technical Achievement

WINNER - Viewfinder - Matt Stark

Spirit Of Scotland

WINNER - Skye Tales - Puny Astronaut

Pure Quality

WINNER - BLINNK and the Vacuum of Space - Changing Day

Best Educational Programme

WINNER - Online Diploma Programme (Game Design) - Robert Gordon College

Best Educator

WINNER - Dr Thomas Hainey - University of the West of Scotland

Diversity Champion

WINNER - Searra Leishman - Hyper Luminal Games

Lifetime Achievement

WINNER - Mike Dailly

Community Spirit Award (Stewart Gilray)

WINNER - Luci Holland

Tools and Technology

WINNER - GameMaker

Rising Star

WINNER - Rach Macpherson - Neon Hive


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