July 2014

Jump Jam to reveal experimental games at Abertay University

A 12-hour game jam at Abertay University this weekend (26-27 July) will challenge game developers to reinterpret one of the simplest elements of gaming – the jump.
Jump Jam is the fourth and final event in the Development Cultures workshop series run by the university’s Game Lab research unit, which provides a platform for experimental game development, cross-company collaboration and knowledge exchange.

Xbox legend to speak at Abertay University

A legend of the computer games industry, who helped to create the Microsoft Xbox, is to speak at Abertay University next Tuesday (8 July).
The event has been organised by IGDA Scotland, the Scottish chapter of the International Game Developers Association.
Ed Fries has worked in the computer games industry for over 30 years and helped to change gaming worldwide with the launch of the Xbox. As Vice President for Games Publishing he also managed the games released for Microsoft’s console.

Games Master Exhibition to come to National Museum Of Scotland

Friday 5 December 2014 – Monday 20 April 2015
Featuring over 100 playable games, Game Masters showcases the work of more than 30 leading videogame designers.
The exhibition explores the development of videogames through interviews with game designers, rare original game artwork and interactives, as well as looking forward to how independently produced games are leading the way in design, aesthetics and game play.
Friday 5 December 2014 – Monday 20 April 2015