Train2Game News Designing With Data

What role does data play in designing, developing and running the world’s leading videogames?

Data science company Effini has partnered with InGAME, the multi-million pound Innovation centre for games and media enterprise in Dundee, to discuss and debate this issue, as part of Data Fest 2020.

Taking place on March 11th, in the heart of Dundee’s thriving videogames cluster, Designing With Data: The Future of Videogames, features a keynote speech Dr Luke Dicken, the Director of Applied AI at Zynga, and the chair of the IGDA Foundation.

The event will then invite a panel of industry experts, from companies including Outplay, Ninja Kiwi and the university of Abertay to debate the use of data by game developers within Scotland and the UK.

Brian Baglow, the Director of the Scottish Games Network and Head of Marketing for Effini, said: “The intelligent use of data has helped the games market become one of the largest and most successful creative industries in the world today.

Yet on a local level, the video games sector can often be overlooked when it comes to the Scotland’s vision of becoming a data pioneer.

By partnering with InGAME, we can ensure we can leverage their expertise and experience in the videogames market and by creating the event as part of Data Fest, Effini can help to highlight the industry to the wider data community.”

Sean Taylor, the InGAME Project Director, said “We’re thrilled to be part of DataFest and collaborating with Effini to bring this event to Dundee.

“Data-driven design is the next frontier of game development and it’s important that explore the challenges and opportunities it creates for the city’s games cluster.”

For more information and to secure your free ticket, book now:
https://www.citizenticket.co.uk/events/datafest/designing-with-data-the-future-of-games/

Train2Game News Outplay Entertainment Hiring

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Outplay Entertainment, creators of some of the brightest and most addictive games on smartphones and tablets, is rapidly becoming one of the most exciting and fastest growing game developers in the world.

Venture-backed, the company recently announced over 20 million downloads and has more than doubled its family of employees throughout an unstoppably successful 2014, with six games currently live across multiple platforms – including the App Store Editors’ Choice and BAFTA nominated Monster Legacy and Best New Game Alien Creeps TD – and three more exciting titles in development.

Outplay HQ is based in right in the heart of Dundee’s beautiful £1 billion waterfront project, where the team of 75+ staff has attracted talent from all over the world, including team members from Italy, Portugal, Ireland, Iran, Bulgaria, Greece and Germany. As their plans get even bigger and better for 2015, they’re still on the look-out for gifted game-makers and team players the whole world over, to join their ranks. Outplay make some of the most addictive and enjoyable social games across all gaming platforms – and have a great time doing it.

To find out how you can become a part of Outplay Entertainment’s continuing success story, head on over to outplay.com/careers and get in touch – to be in the game, you just have to press ‘Start’…!