Abertay’s Digital Graduate show is being live-streamed for the first time ever.
The 2020 event showcases the work of students of the School of Design and Informatics, working in games, digital art, animations and audio.
Dozens of projects make up the show, including a short film starring a Dr Who actress, a terrifying audio-only horror game and a Monkey Island-inspired point-and-click adventure game.
A live stream of the show will be available here from 6pm on Friday, May 15.
Leading figures from the games industry praised the impact of show ahead of its launch.
Chris Van Der Kuyl, chairman of Dundee-based 4J Studios, which develops the games console version of the smash-hit Minecraft series, said the format presents students with a big opportunity.
He said: “A visit to the Abertay Digital Graduate Show is typically a trip to see the future of the games industry. The ability and innovation on show never fails to impress.
“This year, people from around the world will get to see the depth of talent at Abertay University.”
Kirsty Fraser is a programmer at Third Kind Games and is co-founder of the Rainbow Game Jam.
She participated in the Abertay Digital Graduate Show in 2016, shortly before she graduated.
She said: “The show is a lot of fun to visit and explore the quality work produced by the participants. It’s worth noting how important it is for the students before setting out into the industry.
“Being part of the show was vital for my own self-confidence, and let me show industry professionals the skills I had gained during my four years at Abertay.”
Paul Leishman, Game Producer at Team Junkfish, is also an Abertay alum. His company created the horror game Monstrum, which releases this month on Nintendo Switch, PS4 and Xbox after achieving a cult following on PC.
He said: “Abertay produces industry ready graduates, and the Digital Graduate Show highlights that year after year.
“I would encourage people to visit the online show when it launches this week. There’s a lot of fun to be had, and you will undoubtedly learn just how diverse the medium of gaming can be.”
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