Around 13,000 people descended on the city to try out games at this year’s Dare ProtoPlay event in the Caird Hall and City Square.
The Abertay University-organised festival hosts a variety of activities alongside the finale of the Dare to be Digital competition.
New games, created by 16 teams from Scotland, Belgium, Brazil, France, India and the USA were displayed as part of the event, with visitors able to vote for their favourite.
The teams, who designed the games in a matter of weeks, said it was a wonderful opportunity to see how the public reacted to their creations and helped guide their future development.
Melanie Schwartz, of Paris-based We Eat Games, said she had loved seeing people play her team’s game, Stella.
“People are just loving the game and having a lot of fun,” she said.
“Some children have problems understanding the physics of the game, but teenagers who test the game are having fun and understanding it really quickly.
“It’s really cool to see these people with our baby!
“A lot of people enjoy the fact it is a female character. It isn’t like every game with a male hero.”
Jonathan Bodian, from Los Angeles group Team Sugarscape, said he had also been really pleased to see so many young female gamers getting involved with their Grassdancer game.
“It’s been very busy – a lot of people have been coming through.
“We have been in development for about two months. We are kind of burnt out cause we got a lot done in those two months.
“A lot of kids really like it. I’m happy that a lot of younger girl gamers enjoy it. The face of what a gamer is can change. You don’t have to be a gamer, you can just enjoy playing games.
“We have never had a play test of this scale. You can watch them play and you will see all these things you would never have expected.”