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 descend on Dundee Science Centre to showcase their new games and apps.
They will reveal the exciting projects they are working on, including those for users with challenges such as cataracts and arthritis.
A variety of games, demos and talks are promised for the showcase, which takes place on Tuesday November 3, between 4pm and 8pm.
In addition to letting Dundonians get their hands on the very latest games and apps it’s hoped the show will also encourage a new generation of games designers to take the plunge.
Dr Kenneth McAlpine, senior lecturer at the School of Arts, Media and Computer Games at Abertay University is hoping the event will prove a hit.
“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.”
Gamers from Ninja Kiwi, Abertay, Computer Xplorers, Spacebudgie, Playbrush, Future Fossil Studios and Logic Now are among those taking part.
David Hamilton is director of UK Operations with Ninja Kiwi Europe, which will be unveiling its latest game at the event.
He hopes that Games for Good will encourage the next generation of gamers and designers to take the plunge.
“We’re looking forward to showcasing our biggest game, Bloons TD 5, which will be available to play throughout the event.
“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.”
Admission to Games for Good is £4 and places can be booked by calling 01382 228800.
The games event is just one part of the 16-day Dundee Science Festival, which opens today and runs until November 15.
Now in its sixth year, it promises more than 40 events for all ages, most of which will take place within Dundee Science Centre.
Community venues, shopping centres and schools will also be taking part.
Full details are available from the Dundee Science Festival website.