Dundee Becomes The UK’s First City Of Design

Earlier this week, UNESCO, that's the United Nations' Education, Scientific and Cultural organisation, announced its list of the cities which have contributed significantly to design. Alongside globally recognised hubs of creativity and culture, such as Bilbao (Spain), Montreal (Canada) and Berlin (Germany), the United Kingdom's first city of design is our very own Dundee. The... Continue Reading →

Games Meets Textiles – OUT NOW – Strawberry Thief

Sophia George, the V&A museum’s first ever Game Designer in Residence, has launched her first game, inspired by her work with the V&A - a brand new iPad game inspired by the work of textile designer William Morris. Strawberry Thief takes its title from from a famous William Morris furnishing fabric, which is on display in... Continue Reading →

Fly Through Dundee’s New V&A Museum

http://vimeo.com/46872244 Dundee's Live Visualisations is the creator of a new, interactive representation of the city's forthcoming V&A museum. The fly through of Kengo Kuma's distinctive and ground breaking design shows the museum's galleries and spaces. Live Visualisations uses games technology to create photo-realistic and accurate representations of physical spaces. These can be used by companies... Continue Reading →

Dare to be Digital Launched By V&A Game Designer

The 2014 Dare to be Digital competition launched today, fronted by the V&A museum's first ever game designer in residence, Sophia George. Sophia was a Dare to be Digital competitor back in 2011, as part of Team Swallowtail. The team not only won Dare to be Digital, but went on to claim the BAFTA Ones To... Continue Reading →

Dare To Be Digital – One Week Left To Apply

Students! You have just one week to apply for Dare to be Digital, the world’s most awesome computer game design competition. Entries must be made online at http://www.daretobedigital.com/ by 9am on Monday 21 April. Hosted and run by Abertay University, hundreds of students every year apply to Dare to be Digital to build a working game prototype in just eight... Continue Reading →

BAFTA Breakthrough Brits – Apply Now!

Game developers, BAFTA wants you.  Breakthrough Brits is a brand new competition which is open to people working in the UK's screen industries.  Including games.  According to BAFTA: The Academy is looking for exceptional individuals who are already working professionally in the Games, Film and TV industries. This is an open call-out and we encourage... Continue Reading →

Dare ProtoPlay Games Festival – August 2013

The initial line-up, keynote speakers and partners for the 2013 Dare to be Digital ProtoPlay festival have all been announced... Dare ProtoPlay games festival, Dundee City Centre, 8th-11th August The UK’s biggest indie games festival will feature speakers from Channel 4, National Theatre of Scotland and the V&A, the University of Abertay Dundee announced today.... Continue Reading →

V&A Appoints BAFTA Winner As First Ever Game Designer In Residence

The V&A Museum "the world's greatest museum of art and design" has appointed its first ever Game Designer In Residence.  It's someone who may be familiar to Scottish Games Network readers.  Sophia George is (deep breath now), a former Abertay Student, the chair of SwallowTail Games (creator of Tick Tock Toys), which is a Dare to... Continue Reading →

V&A Seeking Game Designer In Residence

The Victoria & Albert museum is offering one game developer a unique opportunity to explore, experiment and engage with interactive entertainment in an entirely new way. The museum is advertising a game design residency, which will offer a game designer/developer the chance to work with the museum's resources and collections to create... something new. It's a... Continue Reading →

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