GamesAreForEveryone is Back!

 

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We are really excited that our friends at We Throw Switches have announced the return of GamesAreForEveryone this October!
GamesAreForEveryone is  a wonderful event with some of the most beautiful games, music and drinks. Come along to experience this incredible indie arcade event with unique installations and some really lovely people!

Tickets are now available to GamesAreForEveryone Vol. IV, which will take place from 7pm onwards on Thursday the 20th of October in the Caves, Edinburgh.
A huge thank you to We Throw Switches for their amazing efforts in organising and putting on such a wonderful event for the fourth time. We can’t wait for it and hope to see you there!

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Adrienne Shaw Special Event Video

At the start of August we had the great honour of hosting an event with Adrienne Shaw, thanks to the generosity of the IGDA Foundation.

Adrienne is an Assistant Professor in Temple University’s Department of Media Studies and Production, a member of the School of Media and Communication graduate faculty, and author of Gaming at the Edge: Sexuality and Gender at the Margins of Gamer Culture. Her current primary project is the LGBTQ Game Archive.
Adrienne discussed her book – Gaming at the Edge – as well as her new project, LGBTQ Video Game Archive.

Thank you to everyone who came along, we hope you all enjoyed the talk as much as we did.

In case you weren’t able to come along, you can watch a recording right here.
Thank you again to the IGDA Foundation and Abertay University.

Watch the video recording of Adrienne’s talk.

With thanks to Jason Hadlow and Ross Brydon for filming and editing.

July Audio Meetup Recap

In July we came to Codebase, Edinburgh to host a panel session on Audio in Games. We had three wonderful panellist sharing their insights and experience on the topic:
Will Morton of Solid Audioworks, Matthew Smith and Orfeas Boteas from Krotos and Dehumaniser.

We hope you enjoyed the discussion, but in case you missed it, you can catch the recording right here.

We look forward to seeing you at our next event!

Watch the recording of the Audio in Games panel session now.

Registration opens for AWEdio Jam

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We’re really excited to invite you to the upcoming AWEdio Jam from the 21st to the 23rd of October, organised by the Edinburgh Game Symposium.
It promises to be a fantastic and creative weekend where musicians, artists, developers and other creatives from different backgrounds and walks of life can come together and create something amazing. We’re so excited to see some of the ideas and projects that will be developed during the event and hope some of you will be a part of it.

Take part in a weekend hands-on creative jam for composers, musicians, sound designers, voice actors, and other audio professionals!

The Edinburgh Game Symposium are hosting their first jam for composers, sound designers, musicians, voice actors and other audio creatives to team up and create dynamic and exciting sonic pieces in an artistic hive unlike anything you’ve ever experienced before!

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AWEdio invites audio professionals to take the jam model to a new dimension and offers the chance to work and meet other creatives to interpret an exciting theme, learn new techniques, hone their craft, work with live musicians, and have an AWEsome weekend taking their skills to a whole new level.

Audio creatives can register individually or can register as a team (maximum of 5 participants per team – if you would like to register more people, please get in touch with the organisers).

Space at the Jam is limited, so please make sure to secure your Eventbrite ticket as soon as possible.

Congratulations to our GDC Europe/Gamescom Scholar!

We are happy to announce that once again Scotland is being represented in the next crop of IGDA Scholarships!

This year sees Kirsty Keatch head out to Germany for both GDC Europe and Gamescom with an All-Access Pass, mentorship from an industry professional, and an unforgettable IGDA-organized itinerary.

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Kirsty is a Scottish game developer, creative programmer and sound designer based in Edinburgh. She’s interested in the role of mobile dynamic audio and the design of new mechanics for touch screen devices. She graduated with a First Class Honours in Music Technology BMus at Edinburgh University and is currently in her final semester of a Masters by research in Sound Design, developing a portfolio of games, that raided the toy box for inspiration, to present Katakata – a kinetic sound sculpture, Freq and Hedra – one touch games with a twist!

Congratulations Kirsty!


To find out more about the IGDA Scholarships programme or see the full list of Scholars, visit the website.

Edinburgh Game Symposium – Press Play

PRESS PLAY |> Dundee
130 – 530pm, Sat 6 August, Caird Hall (in the Marryat Hall), Dundee
Tickets £8/5 available here.

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Join us in the stunning Caird Hall as part of the Dare ProtoPlay indie gaming festival to explore an afternoon of game art and music exhibitions, showcasing digital media as entertaining and enlightening creative tools and instruments. With pieces and talks from Tinderbox Project’s Room to Play, Niall Moody & Mantra Collective with Dance of Whispered Truths, and Christos Michalakos’ Pathfinder.

The EGS brings professional game developers and game composers from around the world to share with us their thoughts about these fields as both forms of entertainment and art. PRESS PLAY |> will showcase interactive artistic productions as well as hear from the makers and creatives behind their work, featuring Christos Michalakos with his award-winning (NIME2016) audiovisual drumkit performance Pathfinder, Tinderbox Project Room to Play musical playful sculptures, and live interactive game music experience Dance of Whispered Truths with Niall Moody and Mantra Collective.

The event will run from 130pm – 530pm on Saturday 6 August, in the Marryat Hall, Caird Hall, City Square, Dundee.

Tickets are £8/5, available online here.

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Digra and FDG Looking for Volunteers

This year, Abertay University is proud to be hosting the first international joint conference of DiGRA and FDG. These two organisations are renowned in the academic world of games studies and development and their annual conference will be happening right here in Dundee. That means there will be lots of interesting international speakers, cool games related events and a great deal of networking happening from Monday 1st August to Friday 5th August.
To help to support the conference and it’s calendar of social events, we are in need of some volunteers to help welcome guests, direct attendees, support technology set-up and help everything really to run super smoothly. If you’d be interested in helping out with this conference, we would need commitment of your time. In return, volunteers will be able to attend the conference and/or the social events/networking on the days they are able to help out, will be provided with food and refreshments throughout, and will have our gratitude and appreciation – volunteers get a free t-shirt ☺

If you’re interested in being involved, more info and the sign-up for volunteering can be found here: http://digra-fdg2016.org/volunteers/

See the full conference and social programme here: http://digra-fdg2016.org/

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