IGDA Scotland to support Radio 1’s Academy Gaming Expo

BBC Radio 1 Academy
We’re thrilled to announce that we will be supporting the BBC Radio 1’s Academy Gaming Expo next Friday, 16th May, in the Queen Margaret Union in Glasgow.

The expo will present students with the chance to play some of the latest games and apps, and meet the people who make them. As part of the expo visitors will be able to get one-to-one advice about how to start a career in the interactive industries, find out how to become a games journalist, and discover just what it takes to create the latest games.

Scottish developers 4J Studios and Ruffian Games will be delivering Q&A sessions, which will provide some insight into the games industry and how to become a part of it. If you would like to attend either of these sessions you will need to pick up a ticket, which are available all week for free from the Queen Margaret Union from 12:00pm each day.

The expo starts at 11:00am on 16th May, and is taking place at the Queen Margaret Union, 22 University Gardens, Glasgow, G12 8QN.

The schedule is:
11:00am – Expo opens – No ticket needed
12:00pm – Q&A: 4J Studios, Developers of Console Version of Minecraft – Pick up a free ticket from the QMU
12:30pm – Q&A: Getting into the Games Industry with Ruffian Games – Pick up a free ticket from the QMU
14:30 – How to Become a Games Writer – No ticket needed
15:00 – Expo ends

Priority entrance to the expo will be given to 16-24 year olds.

For more information on the Academy, click here: http://bit.ly/r1academy

You can also search for what people are saying about the Academy on Twitter here: #takeiton

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