Gamers challenge to reflect Elgin’s heritage

Game design challenge should reflect Elgin history
Game design challenge should reflect Elgin history

A SEARCH HAS been launched to find a computer game design that would help engage and educate young people in the rich heritage of Elgin.

A challenge was launched at the weekend during the third Moray Game Jam held at the Alexander Graham Bell Centre. The challenge is for a new original game design that showcases the skills of games programmers by their creating a story based on places, characters and events that make up Elgin’s history.

The competition has been created by the Castle to Cathedral to Cashmere project in partnership with Moray College UHI.

College principal David Patterson explained: “Young people are an important audience that we wish to engage with and who will be the future curators of our heritage.

“This competition provides a great platform in providing a different aspect to how we experience our heritage through digital technology bringing our past alive in an exciting an enjoyable way.”

The winning game design will come from the entrant who best reflects a place and related character from Elgin’s 1000-year history.

Full details and an entry form, guidance and background information about the characters and places can be downloaded by visiting

Games should be submitted by no later than midnight on October 31.