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Hyper Luminal Games Partners With Scottish Games Week 2023
The Scottish Premiere for New Game Pine Hearts
October 19, 2023
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Hyper Luminal Games Partners With Scottish Games Week 2023
Dundee Studio Will Feature Across The Week With Multiple Speakers, Exhibition Space & Award Sponsorship
Scottish Premiere for New Game Pine Hearts
Dundee, Scotland. October 19th 2023. Hyper Luminal Games has partnered with Scottish Games Week 2023, giving the studio presence across the whole programme of events, with multiple speakers, exhibition spaces and sponsorship of the new Spirit of Scotland trophy at the Scottish Games Awards.
Scottish Games Week will also play host to the Scottish premiere of Hyper Luminal’s latest original title, Pine Hearts, a narrative adventure that weaves a story of fond memories and growing up, as you uncover secrets, unlock new paths, and submerge yourself in a wholesome land of puzzles and cuteness. Coming to PC and more in 2024.
Hyper Luminal Games is one of Scotland’s fastest-growing and most diverse development studios. Established in 2014 the studios has doubled headcount and revenue year on year - even during lockdown. HLG now has over 80 people, with a commitment to an inclusive and supportive company and team culture.
Starting with games for partners in areas such as education, healthcare, travel and tourism, the studio has created more than multiple games and Pine Hearts will be their first self-published game under their new label Little Nook. Hyper Luminal Games’ success is now allowing the studio to move into creating its own original intellectual property, with new titles in production such as Pine Hearts and the highly-anticipated Cloud Jumper.
Hyper Luminal Games will be present at all of the events across Scottish Games Week, with speakers and exhibition space at the SGW Conference, More Than Games and the Scottish Parliament: GAME ON session. Co-founder Stuart Martin will be participating in the invitation-only Education Symposium at the V&A Dundee and HLG has sponsored the new Spirit Of Scotland category in the 2023 Scottish Games Awards.
Stuart Martin, the co-founder and CEO of Hyper Luminal Games, said: “As one of Scotland's leading games studios Hyper Luminal are delighted to support such an important initiative in raising awareness of the Scottish Games cluster and the significant role it plays in supporting Scotland's wider economy. We are delighted to play our part in helping to establish the Scottish Games Industry Week as a permanent must-go to annual event.”.
Rob Madden, the co-founder and Creative Director of Hyper Luminal Games, said: “We can't wait to demo Pine Hearts, our first original game in five years, at Scottish Games Week, and see gamers enjoy what our studio has created. It will provide invaluable exposure and feedback as we run up to our worldwide launch in March 2024.”
Sean Tracey, the chair of Hyper Luminal Games, said: “Hyper Luminal Games have created over 40 jobs in the Dundee games industry in the last 18 months. With two of the studio's own original titles being developed in Pine Hearts and Cloud Jumper, and our own independent publishing label Little Nook launching this year, 2023 has been an exciting and significant year of investment and growth for the company, culminating in our support for the brilliant Scottish Games Week initiative”
Brian Baglow, the founder of Scottish Games Week, said: “We are honoured to have Hyper Luminal Games join us as a partner across the whole of Scottish Games Week. I’ve watched the studio grow and evolve over the last several years to become a real powerhouse in Scotland’s games ecosystem. They have an incredible team culture, they produce excellent work and they’re incredibly generous in terms of giving back to the rest of the community. I’m looking forward to hearing from Stuart, Rob, Searra and the rest of the team members, and finding out more about the studio’s success. Plus I’m looking forward to playing Pine Hearts for the first time!”
Scottish Games Week 2023 takes place across Scotland from Monday, October 30th to November 3rd. The full programme of events can be found at https://gamesweek.scot. Tickets for all of the events in the programme are now on sale.
Free expo space for indie developers is still available. Secure your area now.
About Hyper Luminal Games
Hyper Luminal based at the Vision Building in Dundee was co-founded on graduation from Abertay University 9 years ago by Stuart Martin Chief Executive and Rob Madden Creative Director. The studio employs 80 people and is Scotland's largest work-for-hire studio.
Hyper Luminal is a living wage employer and has as its founding principals fostered a supportive inclusive culture of growth within its diverse team. It supports colleagues through a variety of initiatives including mental health care, flexible working hours, and a cost of living allowance in 2023.
Hyper Luminal Games are the 2023 medal Sponsor of The Kiltwalk Scotland largest participative fundraising Charity supporting thousands of charities across Scotland.
The company has been nominated in the Barclays Bank Entrepreneur of the Year awards for 2023 in the Games category, (results are due to be announced November 29th 2023).
About Scottish Games Week
Scottish Games Week is a Scotland-wide week-long series of events which will create a global platform for Scotland’s rapidly evolving games ecosystem.
From design, development and publishing, to education and the application of games, Scottish Games Week will celebrate, support and showcase the incredible work being created in Scotland, as well as create a catalyst for a more connected and collaborative sector in Scotland, the UK and internationally.
Scottish Games Week is being delivered by the Scottish Games Network Ltd. Scottish Games Week is supported by the Scottish Government’s Ecosystem Fund, delivered as part of its Scottish Technology Ecosystem Review (STER) programme.
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