Traditional board game enthusiasts will join cutting-edge video game designers at a Moray event next month.
Elgin will play host to the second annual Moray Game Jam – a 48-hour challenge to invent new games in the hope of achieving commercial success.
Teams of up to five people are being sought by organisers.
Members should be over 16. A bespoke ‘dating’ service will be offered to solo entrants looking to pair up with like-minded enthusiasts for the event at Moray College UHI.
The winning video team will receive the opportunity to be mentored by Elgin-based Hunted Cow Studios, while the triumphant board game team will be offered the chance to work with American firm Victory Point Games.
Hunted Cow Studios’ Andrew Mulholland said: “We’re pleased to be involved in this year’s Game Jam which is shaping up to be even bigger and better than last year’s.
“With the addition of the master-classes from industry veterans and the board game category, the event will have a much broader appeal for anyone with an interest in physical and digital game design and development.”
This year, Moray Game Jam will offer workshops led by industry experts, which are free and open for members of the public to attend.
At these workshops, experienced users of leading game-making software packages will teach people how to make their own computer games.
Alan Emrich of Victory Point Games will also lead a board game development master class.
Applications to the Moray Game Jam will open on Friday via Moray Game Jam website, www.moraygamejam.com, and close on Wednesday 11th March 2015.
The event will run from Friday, March 20 to Sunday, March 22.
Mr Mulholland graduated from Abertay University in 2003 after studying Computer Games Technology and then went on to form Hunted Cow Studios.
He has over 10 years experience in the industry and has helped bring successful games such as Gothador and Fallen Sword to market.