Abertay University will celebrate 20 years of industry-leading games design courses with a series of events throughout 2017.
The university will launch their Global Game Jam this month to kick off the commemorations.
As part of a worldwide festival of gaming, “the jam” will see more than 220 students, lecturers and games industry professionals pour in to Dundee, working together to develop prototype games over a 48-hour period.
Abertay was the first university in the world to offer games development courses at degree level, after the launch of their Msc in software engineering in October 1997.
Exhibitions, lectures, trade shows and design sessions are being scheduled over the coming months, bringing together professionals and students in celebration of the university’s achievements.
Lynn Parker, computer arts programme leader, said: “We are delighted to be welcoming participants to Abertay for the Global Game Jam to celebrate not only collaborative development of computer games, on site and across the world in one unified weekend, but also to kick off our celebrations of 20 years of computer games at Abertay.
“Game Jams allow us to foster creativity, support innovation and to aid our students, graduates, alumni and invited industry guests in the development of their approaches to making computer games for today and for the future.”
The jam will take place in over 100 countries, and January’s festival will be the fifth time Abertay has hosted Dundee’s event.