Young People being Offered Free Chance to Learn about Video Games Design

Young, aspiring video game designers are being offered the chance to learn how to make a career of their passion at a workshop taking place in Edinburgh.

Aimed at 12 to-16 year-olds, the workshop is being hosted by BAFTA, as part of a weekend-long programme of digital-related events being organised by the University of Abertay in Dundee.

While the weekend – Dare Protoplay – costs £70 to take part in, the BAFTA session is taking place for free, with ten places up for grabs.

Says BAFTA, of its session: “The afternoon’s workshop will give young aspiring designers and games fanatics the chance to learn the skills of developing a video game, from how new games are planned to designing their own robot, with first hand advice from industry experts.

“The workshop will build a mock-up studio for the young attendees, where they will work in groups of three towards producing an original design. All the designs will be created on paper so no programming experience is required.” 

To enter the draw for a free ticket to the BAFTA workshop, email – with 'Edinburgh Young Game Designers' in the subject box – by next Monday 8am.