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07 June 2023

Game Development students showcase their talents at Edinburgh College annual Games Expo

Gamers from across the capital and surrounding areas descended on Edinburgh College’s Granton Campus this week for the return of the annual Edinburgh College Games Expo. 

The Expo, which is part of the College’s Glow Festival, sees Game Development and Digital Design and Development students across NC and HND levels showcase their work in an end-of-year event. 

Around 25 students demonstrated the games they have designed, built and perfected throughout the year to staff, friends and family – as well as partner businesses, charities and visitors with a keen interest in gaming and games dev. The event attracted some of our alumni from 13 years of teaching who are now working in some of the top games industry companies in the world.   

Games on show included both team projects and solo projects, in a variety of gameplay genres and art-styles, from cerebral puzzle games to horror and action-filled adventures. The student developers demonstrated lots of innovation as well as re-vamping classic games too.  

A number of local indie game developers also attended, showcasing their latest projects. These included: Amicable Animal; Ant Workshop; Arrow To The Knee Productions; Haiku Interactive; RaoDaoZao. The event also hosted some projects by members of the Tinderbox Games Club. 

The Games Expo was a fantastic success with lots of people turning out to see our students work and hear from well-known local developers. Our students have shown so much creativity and commitment to their productions throughout the year, so it was great to see all of that come together in a community setting where we could all showcase and try the different games available. There was a great atmosphere throughout the evening, so thank you to everyone who took part and attended for making it a success.
Nick Bell, lecturer
We’re really proud of our students and the work they have produced this year. Their output has been of a really high standard which is so pleasing given how hard they have worked. The Expo was a fantastic evening which gave them a space to showcase their work and feel great about their achievements.
Nigel Kennington, lecturer