Moray landmark is ‘digitised’ as a platform for computer game

Brodie in the digital world
Brodie in the digital world

MORAY COLLEGE STUDENTS have teamed up with the National Trust for Scotland in the creation of computer games with Brodie Castle as the centre of the action.

HNC students at the college were asked to creating programs that would reproduce a scale version of the castle for the multiplayer games.

That saw students working from floor plans of the castle near Forres – from which they produced rooms to scale and recreated the interior using photographs as their guide. The computerised layout included local roads and landscape features with a high level of detail.

The project was part of the HNC Computing course at the college, with students split into seven teams and presenting their projects to Mhairi Ross from NTS at Brodie Castle and Eleanor Hayward, a volunteer guide at Brodie Castle.

Graham Wilson, Computing Lecturer at Moray College UHI, said: “We were very impressed with the level of detail for each of the games created.

“The students really enjoyed using a local historic landscape as a backdrop, capturing the castle while still using their creative license to produce these interactive games.”

Meanwhile BA Interactive Media students were involved in producing two test application for Brodie Castle – one allowing visitors with mobility issues to experience a “virtual tour” of the NTS site while the second was designed to help young visitors to focus on the castle history.