Sophia George, the first-ever resident Game Designer for the Victoria & Albert Museum has opened Scotland’s biggest videogame festival, Dare Protoplay in Dundee.
Organised by Abertay University, the event showcases the best of Scottish videogame design and creativity, including fifteen games from the Dare to be Digital student competition and over 30 independent games.
Independent developers will compete for a £25,000 innovation prize from Creative Scotland.
iPad title Strawberry Thief, Sophia George’s first game developed in her role at the V&A and based on the art of William Morris, will also be given its first public preview.
The Victoria and Albert Musuem (V&A) and Abertay Univerity Dundee will work together in conjunction with international partners in order to find new ways of displaying game design in museums.
Entitled ‘Videogames In The Musuem’ the project is one of six in a network funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council that looks to help videogame innovation in the future.
The project will look to show how design decisions are made within the creative games industry.
London’s Victoria & Albert (V&A) Museum has appointed its first ever games designer.
Sophia George, former student at the University of Abertay, will be joining the art and design museum for a six-month residency starting this October.