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Drop in and Play 2 – the sequel


Photograph by Kristen Baikie

During NEoN 12 we ran the first Drop in and Play event in conjunction with Dundee Contemporary Arts Discovery Film Festival.

The event featured 3 small to medium sized independent Scottish game developers (Denki, Quartic Lama and Lucky Frame) and Malta based digital artist and critic Pippin Barr, they all showcased their projects and dicussed them with the public in a casual and informal environment.

The event was a great success for every one involved; public, developers, DCA and NEoN. The developers gained vital 1st hand feedback on their projects, the public got to see some interesting prototypes and talk to the developers directly.


Photograph by Kristen Baikie

So, what next? Well, DCA have asked if we could do another Drop-in and Play event in February to coincide with the first screenings of the new Disney film Wreck-it Ralph on Sunday 10th February – and we are, but this time we would like to open up the process to invite people or small companies working in interactive art and design to apply.

Here are some handy bullet points about the event and what we are looking for:

  • The event will be on Sunday the 10th February from 3pm – 5pm
  • It will be held in the Dundee Contemporary Arts Building in Dundee
  • The event will be a relaxed format where the public get a chance to interact with developers and their creations
  • You must have a playable prototype or finished product to show
  • We would love it if you have some artwork or other non-digital things to display (not essential)
  • You must supply any computer or device needed to demonstrate your project
  • individuals or small companies can apply
  • The event is free and open to the public
  • The DCA and NEoN will promote the event and big up your involvement!

If you are interested in getting involved with this then email [email protected] and let us know a bit about you and your project.

We have a quick turnaround for this so we will be selecting the exhibitors and letting everyone know by the 21st January.