Abertay University and Dundee Contemporary Arts (DCA) have unveiled the line-up of a special Drop in and Play event on Saturday 3 September from 1.00pm till 4.00pm at DCA, programmed to coincide with the final weekend of its current exhibitions by Eddo Stern and Theresa Duncan. The games on show will be suitable for all ages to try out and discuss with their creators.
The line-up at Drop in and Play includes Cosmic Donuts, a virtual-reality game designed by students at Abertay University where players don the headset and catapult themselves with the attempt of landing on a specific target. Steven Taarland’s To-Tum, a 3D puzzle game challenging the player to navigate through mazes will also be on show; and Fragmental, an adrenaline-fuelled action-packed four-player battle game designed by Ruffian Games, will also be on show.
SpyFall by Lewis Davie involves two players fighting as they fall through the sky; while Halcyon by Adam Chester explores the cyclical nature of life, ideas, inspiration and creativity, emphasising the importance of constant learning.
Tom Goodchild, Director of Ice BEAM, an independent game studio, will be showing his Xbox game Remote; while Skully Brookes’ games Pizza Toppa has been described as ‘messy and fun’, and Sharing is Caring is a fast-paced game about selling and buying stocks. Hyper Luminal Games will be showing Igknight, a multiplayer combat game.
All games will be suitable for ages 10+ and local games company Future Fossil will also be on hand for people to explore the art of games design in depth.
Beth Bate, Director of DCA said, 'We’re delighted to be offering local games developers the opportunity to share their work at DCA on the final weekend of our two exhibitions exploring games as art. Gaming is a vital element in the creative economy of our City of Design and we’re thrilled to be able to celebrate it whenever we can.'
Drop in and Play takes place from 13:00 – 16:00 on Sat 3 September, and is free to attend. The event will be followed by a screening of 80s classic WarGames, which has also been programmed to coincide with DCA’s current exhibitions. For more information visit www.dca.org.uk.
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