April 2013

Code Bar project connects student games with commercial investors

A new project to connect computer games students with business investors launches today (Wednesday 10 April) at the University of Abertay Dundee.
The Code Bar has been established with support from the Intellectual Property Office to provide the computer games industry one-click access to innovative projects created by students in the University.
Established game development studios can easily download games, check their potential to be developed into full titles, and then purchase all the rights for a one-off fee through a closed auction.

Gadget Show Live finals for Abertay University games students

A talented team of students from the University of Abertay Dundee will this week take part in the finals of Make Something Unreal Live at the Gadget Show Live.
Make Something Unreal Live is an international game development competition open to all students enrolled full-time at any European higher education establishment.
The Abertay finalists are Claudio Bozzotta, Vijay Kesiraju, Clement Marcou and Gaurav Pant, who are competing as Team Summit.

District 10 - Work Begins

A new £1.7 million development to supportScotland’s growing creative industries sector is underway on Dundee’s waterfront.

Located at Seabraes Yard, the innovative development called District 10, will offer flexible office accommodation as well as meeting and networking space, constructed from recycled shipping containers.

Designed to meet the needs of Scotland’s early stage creative industries companies, the development is expected to support up to 38 new high value jobs and contribute up to £10 million to the Tayside economy over the next decade.