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Committee takes evidence from games companies in Dundee

25 April 2019

Dundee is a world-leading city for games development and was the birthplace of games such as Grand Theft Auto and Lemmings. The Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee is visiting the city as part of its inquiry into Immersive and Addictive technologies, taking evidence from Scottish games companies at a public session on Tuesday 30th April from 11.15am at the University of Abertay.

Witnesses

Tuesday 30 April 2019, Abertay University Events Room, Kydd Building, Abertay University

At 11.15am

  • Colin Anderson, Commercial Director, Earthbound Games
  • Keeley Bunting, Senior Designer, Outplay
  • Tony Gowland, Founder, Ant Workshop
  • Timea Tabori, National Coordinator for Women in Games in Scotland and Engine Programmer at Rockstar North

Session information

The Committee will hear from three games companies, Outplay, Ant Workshop and Earthbound Games, and ask what them more Government can do to support the growth of the industry. MPs will also explore how games are designed and the business models that underpin the sector.

In the inquiry so far, the Committee has heard evidence about the variety of companies and products in the UK games industry, and has taken evidence on free-to-play and massively multiplayer online roleplaying games (MMPORGs) including Runescape.

Further information

The session is open to the public. No prior registration required and spaces are allocated on a first come first serve basis. Full venue address:

Abertay University Events Room
Kydd Building
Abertay University
Bell Street
Dundee
DD1 1HG

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