Game Design Awards


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Game Design Awards

The Game Design Awards take place on Thursday 7th September 2017 in Dundee, UK.

Focused on elements of design, the Game Design Awards celebrate the very best of innovative and exciting games from all over the world. 

Categories include Best Character Design and a Players Choice Award as well as an award for outstanding lifetime achievement in the games sector, with special emphasis in contribution to game design.

The evening will include the awards ceremony as well as food, drink, networking and entertainment at Dukes Corner, Dundee.

Key Dates

16 Jun 2017 Entries Open
14 Jul 2017 Entries Close
28 Jul 2017 Shortlist Announced
7 Sep 2017 Game Design Awards


19:00: Game Design Awards doors open
19:30: Food and refreshments served
20:00: Game Design Awards commence
21:00: Entertainment
02:30: Carriages


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    Chris van der Kuyl

    Co-Founder of 4J Studios 4J Studios

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    Dayna Galloway

    Head of Division of Games and Arts in the School of Design and Informatics Abertay University

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    Sharon Campbell

    Programme Director BA (Hons) Animation Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design

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    Brian McNicoll

    Enterprise and Entrepreneurship Manager at The University of Dundee University of Dundee

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    Christos Michalakos

    Programme Leader BA (Hons) Sound and Music for Games Abertay University

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    Colin Anderson

    Managing Director DENKI


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  • Duke's Corner

    Duke’s Corner is proud to be hosting the Game Design Awards celebrating the creative talent at the heart of a thriving gaming industry in Dundee.

    Beer. BBQs. Bands. The coolest venue in the city is at Brown Street, open all day from midday, seven days a week.

    Great food, drinks and coffee served all day and your late night sanctuary till 2.30am every Wed-Sun. Duke’s serves up an impressive range of international and craft beers as well areas wines and cocktails, live gigs, DJs and some very chilled socialising.

    On our sunny days, you’ll find the most welcoming beer garden in the city prepped  for grill, drinks and long conversations. Bring friends, stay a while and watch day turn into late night in the blink of an eye.


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