CI Lab: Games Go Guerilla

Games Go Guerilla? What does that even mean? Well, hopefully it’s an event which will showcase some of Scotland’s most interesting, innovative and intriguing indies – as part of the Beyond Festival.

On December 3, the 14th Creative Informatics Lab event takes place, and this time around it’s ALL about the videogames.

It pulls in some of the country’s most innovative creators, designers and composers, for an evening of indie games, art, and audio – as well as respiratory health.

I’ll even be on hand to give an interim update on my research project to map Scotland’s videogames sector.

Curated By Yours Truly

Since the research project is being supported by Creative Informatics, the team asked if I could help to pull together some of the more interesting and unique developers working in Scotland’s games sector right now.

It’s aimed at a much broader audience than fellow developers, or die-hard gamers. The Beyond Conference is an annual gathering of current and future innovators focused on Research and Development across the whole of the Creative Industries. Previous CI Labs have focused on creativity and curation, urban place making, and data-driven publishing.

So for CI Lab 14, I’ve asked a range of people from across the indie-end of the games industry, all of whom are doing something interesting, or unusual, outside the mainstream.

Jamie Bankhead is the co-founder and CEO of Konglomerate Games, an award-winning video games company that specialises in developing healthcare and other serious video game projects. Konglomerate’s current project, Cape Breeze, is a game designed to assist with physiotherapy for children with Cystic Fibrosis.

Jack King-Spooner is an incredible artist, musician and video games developer based in the Scottish Borders, who makes alternative video games inspired by his life and whatever happens to be on his mind.

Luci Holland is a composer, musician, DJ, and sound artist who composes and produces music and audiovisual art for film, games and concert. Luci will be joining us to share two of her latest interactive pieces.

We’ll also have a live panel chaired by games journalist and presenter Louise Blain, with Jamie, Jack, and games developer Katriona Gillon, the creator of Date of the Dead, the LGBTQ+ horror-themed dating simulator which is currently LIVE on Kickstarter.

Finally, Luci will be rounding things off by exploring the line between playing and performance, with some of her latest digital projects.

Throughout the evening there will be plenty of opportunity for you to ask questions and find out about the latest Creative Informatics projects, funding and development opportunities.

The Lab takes place from 18:00 – 20:00 on Thursday December 3. It’s free to register and a splendid time is guaranteed for all.

You can find out more over on EventBrite. Or you can sign up right here…

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