Games for Good

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.

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‘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.”

Dr Kenneth Scott-Brown, Senior Lecturer, Division of Psychology, 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.”

Now in its sixth year, the 16 day celebration will descend upon the city from Saturday 31 October through to Sunday 15 November 2015 and, with the support of Scotland’s Year of Food and Drink, promises fun, entertainment, inspiration and curiosity for all ages in the shape of over 40 events. Most events will take place within Dundee Science Centre, as well as community venues and shopping centres, not forgetting a standalone programme of events within primary and secondary schools.

Dundee Science Festival is brought to you by Dundee Science Centre, along with key partners Dundee City Council and Scottish Government with additional support, as part of Scotland’s Year of Food and Drink 2015, from VisitScotland.

For more information, and to view the programme in full, please visit www.dundeesciencefestival.org   or follow Dundee Science Festival on social media – www.facebook.com/dundeescifest (Facebook) or @dundeescifest (Twitter).

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