Dundee College, as part of the Interreg funded Creative City Challenge project, is staging a 3 day International App Development Conference to take place in Dundee, Scotland, from the 8th – 10th November 2010.
Supported by international input from across Europe, the conference (AppCon) is partnering with some of Scotland's most experienced App developers and videogame studios, to provide expert guidance for the AppCon line-up of speakers, as well as providing the 48-hour AppJam game design competition with judges and mentors.
Scotland has one of the most diverse and successful software sectors in the world, with games including Lemmings, Grand Theft Auto, Crackdown, APB and Crackdown 2 all coming from companies within the country.
AppCon & AppJam 2010 Scottish partners are:
Cobra Mobile – creators of Low Grav Racer and iBomber
Denki – creators of Denki Blocks and Juggle
Digital Goldfish – creators of Bloons and Babygrow
Dynamo Games – creators of Championship Manager & Soccer Tycoon
Electric Tophat – creators of Tocco Robo and Modulo
Fanduel – Fantasy Sports for the ADD Generation
Ludometrics – games lab formed by ex-Games Kitchen, Slam & Denki boffin
One Thumb Mobile – creators of the official Liverpool FC and Star Trek apps
Realtime Worlds – creators of Crackdown & APB
Sooper Double D – graphic design agency behind NEoN festival
Tag Games – creators of Car Jack Streets and Astro Ranch
Waracle – online and mobile App developers
Yoyo Games – creators of the Game Factory application
Andy Mackenzie, Project Manager for Creative Industries at Dundee College, said, “There is a huge amount of experience within Scotland's interactive sector. Some of the world's most successful console games were created here and the country is a pioneer in the mobile and apps sectors. From the outset we were determined to add to the international talent pool that the conference is targeting and make use of the expertise we have locally, to make sure the AppCon and AppJam are relevant and useful to new and independent developers as well as more established companies. We are thrilled to have so many of Scotland's design and development studios as partners.”
The AppCon and AppJam are part of the NEoN festival (www.northeastofnorth.com) which takes place in Dundee throughout November 2010.
For more information on the conference, visit www.appjam.eu or follow us of Twitter at: @AppJamDundee. For more information on the Creative City Challenge Project, visit www.creative-city-challenge.net