Tributes have been paid to an award-winning young games developer who passed away at the age of 34 after a long illness.
Stewart Hogarth was a respected developer who was employed by Dundee company Denki before setting up his own business in 2011.
He was known for making games including I am Level, and Super Dungeon Run.
He went on to found his own studio Smiling Bag Games and continued to make games while fighting congenital heart disease.
Colin Anderson, managing director at Denki, said the news of his death had devastated former colleagues.
He said: “Those of us who knew Stewart and had worked with him over the years were devastated by the news of his sudden death.
“He made no secret of his condition and so everyone was aware of the difficulties he’d been facing, but the news was all the more shocking given how well he seemed to be doing when I’d spoken with him just a few weeks ago.
“Personally I’m so grateful to have had the chance to know him and work with him – he was an inspiration to a lot of people and his love of games and gaming culture was infectious to those around him, including myself.
“Dundee’s games industry is a poorer place for his passing, that’s for sure.”
Before his career Stewart was part of the winning team at Abertay University’s Dare to be Digital competition in 2003.
He graduated from Abertay University with a BSc (Hons) in computer games technology in 2003.
Dr William Huber, from the school of arts, media and computer games, said: “We wish to send our deepest condolences to the family and friends of Stewart Hogarth, one of the Scotland’s most respected young game developers, alumnus of Abertay University and finalist in the 2003 Dare to be Digital competition.
“Creative, enthusiastic, and generous with his time and energy, Stew represented Abertay’s values and vision at their best. He will be missed.”