Dundee games jobs boost welcomed by Abertay University

Director of Business Development Paul Durrant said:

“Outplay Entertainment’s decision to choose Dundee to launch this exciting new social and mobile gaming company is a massive boost for the local computer games industry.

“This is a vote of confidence in the international excellence of the Dundee computer games sector, and in the exceptional graduate talent produced at Abertay University. Indeed, our record in producing highly skilled staff to step straight into industry was cited as a major factor in the decision to pick Dundee as the company’s base.”

Paul added:

“The Outplay jobs announcement comes shortly after the Livingstone-Hope Review and the Scottish Affairs Committee report into the industry both backed Abertay as the model for how this multi-billion pound industry of the future can be best nurtured.

“As the UK Centre for Excellence in Computer Games Education, we have had several meetings with Outplay ahead of today’s great news and will continue to work closely with the management team as they establish this exciting new business.

“Today is a great day for computer games in Dundee, and we once again extend an open invitation to games companies based across the world to visit the city, visit Abertay and learn why they too should be setting up studios in the City of Discovery.”

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More details on the announcement can be found at http://www.thecourier.co.uk/News/Dundee/article/10642/computer-game-company-outplay-entertainment-to-bring-150-jobs-to-dundee.html

For media enquiries, please contact Chris Wilson (Communications Officer)– T: 01382 308935 M: 07837 250284 E: chris.wilson@abertay.ac.uk 


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