V&A launches search for computer games designer

The V&A Museum and Abertay University has launched a search for a computer games designer.

It wants someone to take up a special post that will see them spend six months researching in London before coming back to Dundee to develop new work in response to the museum’s collections.

It is the latest evidence of the growing links between the V&A and institutions in Dundee ahead of the £45 million project to build an international design centre at the central waterfront.

V&A spokeswoman Ruth Lloyd said: “The games design residency is an exciting opportunity for the museum to recognise and support this form of design.

“It will offer a games designer access to specialist expertise as well as use of the V&A’s extraordinary collections as creative inspiration.”

Professor Louis Natanson, who heads computer games education at Abertay, said: “We are delighted to see the world’s greatest museum of art and design and the V&A at Dundee both embrace the enormous creativity and cultural importance of computer games.”