Games for Good

Published

30th October 2015

A gaming extravaganza is being held as part of Dundee Science Festival, with the chance to test out a host of brand new games and prototypes being developed in the city.

‘Games for Good’ will see some of the city’s leading gaming experts and developers descending on Dundee Science Centre to showcase their new games and Apps, and reveal the exciting projects they are working on, including those for users with challenges such as cataracts and arthritis.

With a variety of games, demos and talks, the showcase will be held between 4-8pm on Tuesday 3 November 2015.  Admission is £4, booking advised – telephone 01382 228800.

Gamers from Ninja Kiwi, University of Abertay, Computer Xplorers, Spacebudgie, Playbrush, Future Fossil Studios and Logic Now are among those taking part.

David Hamilton, Director, UK Operations, Ninja Kiwi Europe  said, “We’re looking forward to showcasing our biggest game, Bloons TD 5, which will be available to play throughout the event.  But we’re also hoping that visitors will make the connection that a game they have hopefully played was made locally by a University start-up. Hopefully, we can encourage some future computer games companies to start up, and be part of this exciting industry.”

Meanwhile, Dr Kenneth McAlpine, Senior Lecturer in the School of Arts, Media and Computer Games at Abertay University added, “We’re inviting people along to tap some Apps, play some games and see the future of interaction, including creative suggestions for those with challenges such as arthritis and cataracts. We will be showcasing some of our prototype mobile apps, explaining how we make experiences more engaging and helpful, and revealing what the future holds for interactive screen media.”

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