Jim McGovern welcomes Dundee Computer Games Festival

12 August 2011

A computer games festival, organised by Abertay University, opened today (Friday 12th August) in Dundee’s Caird Hall.

The festival will run for three days, and will feature a games development competition, where the winner will be awarded £25,000 to get their idea off the ground and onto the market.

The public will also have the opportunity to see the work being done by games developers and Abertay University in Dundee.

This is the first festival of its kind in the city’s history.

Jim McGovern said,

“This is a fantastic initiative organised by Abertay University.

"It is another example of the university working alongside industry and students for the future of computer games in Dundee.

“I’m sure everyone involved will have a great time, and I’m very much looking forward to seeing the great new ideas that will come from the development competition that will be taking place.

"It will also be a great chance for the public to come and see the world leading work being done in Dundee.”

Mr McGovern concluded,

“The computer games industry in Dundee is going from strength to strength, and this festival is another sign of that.

"There is a lot work for us to do to make sure that the Scottish and British governments support this industry, but I know that Abertay, the students and the industry will continue their great work.”

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