Let's Play

12 Apr 2024
Dissection Room, Summerhall, Edinburgh, EH9 1PL

Celebrate the Scottish video game industry at this interactive night out that’s just for adults!

The night is yours to play with – choose from a programme of short talks from industry creatives and researchers, try out cutting-edge tech or relax with a drink at the bar and enjoy some AI-generated beats.

Get hands-on with the latest and coolest world-leading video game tech being created right on our doorstep. Guest appearances include BeatBlocks Live, an app that lets you create music from Lego bricks and Wholesome Out and About, a cottagecore life simulator about foraging, community and food.

Hear about the latest breakthroughs in virtual reality and augmented reality from Prof Neil McDonnell, who heads up the University of Glasgow’s Museums in the Metaverse project, then have a go at some VR games for yourself.

There’s also the chance to enjoy the classics with some retro arcade games – from Mortal Kombat to the Metaverse, explore how far gaming has come.

Let's Play

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