August 2013

Edinburgh Zoo welcomes digital panda families

Digital pandas set loose at Edinburgh Zoo

Edinburgh Zoo visitors were in for a surprise treat this weekend – with a visit from digital panda families, courtesy of the computer game Mr Shingu’s Paper Zoo.

The team from Stormcloud Games brought their family-friendly game to the zoo, helping families learn how to make their own origami animals with the app.

Mr Shingu’s Paper Zoo is described as “origami meets Tamagotchi” by its Dundee-based creators, who received support from the University of Abertay Dundee’s Prototype Fund for development of the game.

Dare to be Digital - busier than ever with record 13,000 visitors

The three BAFTA-nominated games from Abertay University’s Dare to be Digital game design competition were announced tonight after a record-breaking weekend.
A record-breaking audience of over 13,000 people played the 15 games over four days at the free Dare ProtoPlay games festival in Dundee. An extra day was added this year due to the huge demand.