Channel 4 is establishing a new games publishing arm based in Glasgow.

It will be led by Channel 4'sc Games Commissioning Editor, Colin Macdonald, and will involve both Channel 4-funded mobile games and games from developers.

All 4 Games is planning to publish a wide range of games from third party developers each year.

Macdonald was a producer on the Grand Theft Auto game franchise and was one of the founders of Realtime Worlds.

David Abraham, chief executive of Channel 4 said: "Channel 4 has a successful record for commissioning critically acclaimed games and I'm pleased that with the launch of All 4 Games we are able to extend our support for this hugely important part of the creative sector and help showcase the work of smaller games developers."

Mr Macdonald added: "Channel 4 is renowned for working with growing creative companies and I'm delighted that we're able to throw even more of its weight behind the games industry.

"With over 1.5m apps for users to choose from now, discoverability has become the biggest problem facing mobile game developers so it's exciting to be able to do even more to support them and promote their amazing work to a wider audience."