We are delighted to share the full programme for Continue Edinburgh!
In partnership with Riverside Studios, on 16th August we’ll be taking over the University of Edinburgh Business School for an action-packed day of talk and play, uncovering Scotland’s leading cultural game projects. Bringing together cultural commissioners and video game developers, Continue is about creating new opportunities in the game and culture sectors.
10.00 – 10.30
Welcome: Chris Speed, University of Edinburgh; Iain Simons and BGI
10.30 – 11.30
Session 1: Yann Seznec and Niall Moody
Artists and game-makers Niall Moody and Yann Seznec from Abertay University will talk through the creative process, showing how a game can come together and how to get people to play. Along the way they will discuss Simon Says, Egg and Spoon Races, and the 2012 Olympic Badminton group stages.
11.30 – 12.30
Session 2: Mal Abbas, Biome Collective – Primates, Primary Schools and Playing Games
They say never to work with children or animals. But when Director and Creative Producer of Biome Collective Malath Abbas took on a commission for an online game to tie in with the exhibition Monkey Business at the National Museum of Scotland, he ignored this advice.
In this talk Mal shares his experiences of becoming involved in the project, masterminded by the National Museum of Scotland’s Elaine MacIntyre, involving school children across Scotland in a competition to design a monkey game. Mal uncovers how his team bought the winning idea into reality.
The talk should be of interest to anyone embarking on educational game creation on a budget, and to those wanting to know more about the benefits of co-creation – and the pros of cons of working with children and monkeys…”
12.30 – 13.30
13.30 – 14.30
Session 3: Creative Scotland
Creative Scotland’s Creative Industries Team share their insight of how to communicate your greatest ideas, kick start your project, and secure funding.
In this practitioner workshop led by Scotland’s national organisation for funding and supporting the development of Scotland’s arts, screen and creative industries, we explore the importance of cultural game projects and how to make your project a reality.
14.30 – 15.00
15.00 – 17.00
Session 4: Panel Machine!
Still have questions to be asked? Ideas to interrogate? Then look no further. Submit your questions to the panel machine and put our experts to the test.
Our panel machine will randomly select questions submitted by you throughout the day’s talks and events, generating a quiz for our fantastic panel. The countdown clock then keeps debate flowing, timing our panelists answers to your most challenging questions.
The conversation continues ….
Continue Edinburgh is on 16th August at University of Edinburgh Business School