Dundee will be fizzing with videogames talent, innovation and fun for the next four months as a Summer of Games rolls out across the city!
Following the launch of V&A Dundee’s latest exhibition, Videogames: Design/Play/Disrupt on April 20, the city is gearing up for a programme of public, academic and industry events – from immersive tech conferences and videogames design competitions to a public celebration of graduate talent, a family-friendly digital treasure trail and the return of the nationwide UK Games Fund Awards.
Partners from across the city and beyond including the UK Games Fund, Abertay University, Dundee City Council, Creative Dundee, Biome Collective, V&A Dundee, InGAME, UK Interactive Entertainment, 4J Studios and the University of Glasgow will be offering up a feast of activities to showcase the work and creativity of the games sector.
Director of InGAME, Sean Taylor said: “It is great to see so much activity around the videogames industry in Dundee in store this summer and we are very much looking forward to revealing some of the key projects that InGAME will be focussing on. This industry is vitally important to Scotland and we are committed to working with local companies as we seek to increase the scape and value of the Dundee cluster.”
Here are some of the many things on offer:
Gillian Easson, Director of Creative Dundee said: “This year is a great opportunity to show just how important Dundee’s creative industries are to Scotland and there’s never been a better chance to shine a light on all the amazing projects we have going on in the city. There’s so much talent in the videogames cluster and it’s a real privilege to collaborate with people working in the sector across Dundee through projects like Pecha Kucha.”
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