Developers Wanted: Drop In And Play, Dundee (8/11/15)

NEoN drop in and playGame developers – the DCA (in partnership with Abertay) needs you. And your games.

The latest of the popular Drop In And Play events takes place in Dundee on Sunday November 8th, coinciding with the closing celebrations for the Discovery Film Festival. The closing film will be Labyrinthus, a Europena film, which tells the story of a young gamer, who has to save friends and family who get trapped inside a sinister computer game.

Everybody is welcome to apply – you can be an individual, small team or established development company.

The organisers are looking for new and unreleased games made in Scotland, and Dundee in particular).

Games must be a finished product or playable prototype and suitable for ages 10+.

Developers need to bring their own kit to demonstrate their game(s).

If you’re interested in taking part, email your name and/or company name, a short description of your game and links to any relevant resources (links, web site, reviews, a picture of your mum being proud) to jessica.reid@dca.org.uk by midday on Fri 23 October.

Mike Tait, the producer of the Discovery Film Festival, said:

The immersive visual effects of Labyrinthus really capture the artistry of games design, so we’re delighted to have the opportunity to showcase some of‎ the best work by local developers before the screening. We hope lots of developers will want to take part, and that young gamers will come down to DCA to try out their work and see the film.

Drop_in_and_Play_web5Professor Gregor White, Head of the School of Arts, Media and Computer Games at Abertay University, said:

The Discovery Film Festival is a very exciting and inspiring event for young people and we’re delighted to be inviting game developers to showcase their games at the latest Drop In and Play. It’s a great opportunity for students, graduates and professionals to test out their new game ideas on the public, and for young people and families to try out brand new games and meet the artists, designers and programmers who made them.

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