As part of Scottish Games Week, which is running from October 30th to November 3rd, the Scottish Games Awards 2023 will be highlighting talent and excellence in games.
The Scottish Games Awards will take place at Platform in Glasgow on Thursday, November 2nd. The nominated finalists include big-budget and small-budget games. The awards categories also cover things like Best Games Educator and Community Spirit Awards.
Making its debut during Scottish Games Week in 2022, The Scottish Games Awards has grown significantly this year. With more categories and more entrants.
Other games available on PlayStation have also been nominated across various categories. Here are all the nominated games from The Scottish Games Awards 2023 that you can play on PlayStation.
Developer: Puny Astronaut
Available on: PS4
Nominated Categories: Art and Animation, Audio, Nest Large Budget Game.
Skye Tales was released for PS4 in August. It is a charming puzzle game where you join Skye the friendly dragon and glide across the colourful, musical, cosy valleys of Brinn.
Agatha Christie: Hercule Poirot – The London Case
Developer: Blazing Griffin
Nominated Categories: Audio, Best Large-Budget Game, Creativity
Available On: PS5 & PS4
Developed by Blazing Griffin, a digital media company based in Glasgow, Agatha Christie: Hercule Poirot – The London Case was released to both PS5 and PS4 in August. Players take on the role of the famous detective Hercule Poirot. You will also team up with Poirot’s beloved sidekick Arthur Hastings to solve a mystery in the heart of London.
Developer: Sad Owl Studios
Nominated Categories: Technical Achievement
Available On: PS5
Viewfinder is a mind-bending first-person adventure game in which you can bring pictures to life by placing them into the world. IGN gave it a pretty great review and said this of the game: “What Viewfinder lacks in story substance and compelling characters it more than makes up for via the pure, mind-boggling exhilaration of its perspective-warping puzzle solving.”
BLINNK and the Vacuum of Space
Nominated Categories: Pure Quality
Available on: PlayStation VR2
Last, but certainly not least is BLINNK and the Vacuum of Space. The Autism-friendly VR game from Glasgow-based Changingday was released on PS VR2 last month. The game sees you team up with the lovable robot BLINNK to complete various tasks and find little creatures called Groobs who have escaped from BLINNK’s lab.
In my review, I praised BLINNK’s simple yet fun and satisfying gameplay. I also praised the voice acting talent who brought the characters to life and made the dialogue fun and humorous. Here’s how I summed up BLINNK and the Vacuum of Space in my review:
BLINNK and the Vacuum of Space is fantastic first game from Glasgow-based developer Changingday. It is fun, friendly and relaxed with simple yet interesting gameplay mechanics and a host of fantastic characters to keep you entertained. My time with BLINNK was very positive and I hope to see more from this litle robot and from Changingday.Read my full BLINNK and the Vacuum of Space review here.
The Scottish Games Awards take place tomorrow, Thursday, November 2nd at Platform in Glasgow.