SPOTLIGHT ON: Developing the Young Workforce presents Technology & Gaming Playground

SPOTLIGHT ON: Developing the Young Workforce presents Technology & Gaming Playground

Fri 19 May 2017 / News

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Developing the Young Workforce

Technology has always been to the fore at XpoNorth and this year, a pop-up Technology & Gaming Playground introduces new concepts across the creative industries spectrum.

Sponsored by Developing the Young Workforce, a Scottish Government-led initiative which aims to better prepare children and young people from 3–18 for the world of work, expect some playfully serious tech which will blow your mind. 

Includes a selection of games from the Moray Game Jam 2017. In association with Develping the Young Workforce.

Ant Workshop

Ant Workshop

Founded in January 2015 by Tony Gowland to focus on developing original IP and interesting games with an off-beat sense of humour. Why ants? Because we're small, sociable and very hard working.

Contact: Tony Gowland
Product: Dead End Job
Type: Video Game

ARiis AR

ARiis AR

ARiis AR are one of a handful of Augmented Reality companies in the World who have the capability to deliver real results using this exciting new platform, which is already revolutionising how we interact with our physical environment.

Contacts: Kate Stevenson, Scott McLeod
Product: ARiis AR
Type: Augmented Reality

Dalriada Games

Dalriada Games

Dalriada Games is a pioneering independent games company based in Glasgow who believe that the gaming industry can and should be successfully integrated with the Medical and Educational sectors.

Contacts: Connor McQueen Johnston, Nicholas James Metcalfe
Product: Tumble Tower
Type: Video Game

Deep Fried Games

Deep Fried Games

Deep Fried Games is an Indie Studio based in Glasgow and our main focus is on creating the most fun and unique VR experiences.

Contacts: Gabriele Maddaloni, Doug Jagger, Glen Johnston
Product: Project Swing
Type: Virtual Reality

School of Simulation & Visualisation

GSA: School of Simulation & Visualisation

The School of Simulation and Visualisation (previously the Digital Design Studio) is a postgraduate research and commercial centre of The Glasgow School of Art. Its intense learning and research environment exploits the interface between science, technology and the arts to explore imaginative and novel uses of advanced 3D digital visualisation and interaction technologies.

Contact: Dr. Daniel Livingstone
Product: Games and Virtual Reality demos from The School of Simulation & Visualisation at The Glasgow School of Art
Type: Video Games and Virtual Reality

Hexterion

Hexterion

As a small independent game development studio based in the centre of Glasgow, our goal has always been clear; we create independent games with a clear fun closed loop of gameplay. We are 8 people strong from Glasgow Caledonian University.

Contacts: Mark Tempini, Kieran Gallagher
Product: Rebound
Type: Video Game

Robotical

Robotical

Robotical™ is a startup based in Edinburgh, UK. We've designed a low cost walking robot that's fully programmable, wifi-enabled, and really customisable and upgradeable. Perfect for kids, makers and educators to get stuck into robotics.

Contacts: Myles Bax, Sandy Enoch
Product: Marty the Robot
Type: Education Robot Kit

Timespan

Timespan

Timespan is a meeting place between our past, our present and our future. Located in the Far North of Scotland in one of the remotest areas of Europe, Timespan provides a unique experience and resource for visitors, artists, researchers and locals.

Contact: Jo Clements, Adeola Fabola, Iain Oliver
Product: Virtual Curing Yard
Type: Virtual Reality

Moray College UHI

Moray College UHI

As Moray’s community College we offer Further Education courses including SVQ and National Certificates focusing on learning within a realistic work environment. We also offer HNC, HND, Degree and Postgraduate courses at our Campus as part of the University of the Highlands and Islands (UHI) that can be studied full time, part-time, online or as distance learning. And of course we host the Moray Game Jam!

Contacts: Jacqui Taylor, Leigh Shanks
Product: Moray Game Jam
Type: Game Jam

Moray Game Jam

Moray Game Jam

Exhibiting at this year's XpoNorth in the Technology & Gaming Playground are the following teams from Moray Game Jam 2017:

Team: Binary Shred
Contact: Jacob Smith
Product: Bullet Trial
Type: Video Game

Team: Corporate Squad
Contacts: Ross Campbell, Gordon MacPherson, Ross Mckechnie
Product: Uudi
Type: Video Game

Team: ENT Games
Contacts: Martin Lumsden, Alan Stewart
Product: Jailbreak Jam
Type: Board Game

Team: Pocket Sized Hands
Contacts: Gary McCartan, Alan Yeats
Product: Pocket Sized Guns
Type: Vive VR Shooting Gallery Game

Team: Stikkz Media
Contact: Andrew French
Products: Mila and Bobby’s Alphabet Adventure, Mila and the Quest for the Golden Axe
Type: Video Game

Team: The Peepus Choice
Contacts: Max Bovarov, Rick Ridder
Product: Olympus Fall
Type: Board Game

Team: Transcendent Games
Contacts: Stewart McCready, Jacob Naylor
Product: A Lost Robot
Type: Video Game