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Project leaders: Kieran Reid & Andrea Hayes
Games Arcade and Meet the Makers

With undergraduate and post-graduate programmes in Animation, Interactive Media and Game design, the Wits Digital Arts programme is creating and supporting the next generation of developers.

A relaxed space where anyone from a performance arts student to a hardcore gamer can come and experience the variety and talent of our students. There will be 5 to 8 stations with beanbags, tables, chairs and all the needed computer equipment for attendees to get the full experience of the video game on display. Each station will have a game developed by one of the students and will be available for Creativate attendees to play at any time during the festival.

A small group of MA game design students will be available to assist and talk though how they made the games. The room will also link to the interactive game controllers in the Interactive Play Room.

Photo: Wits Digital Arts

Website Wits Digital Arts

A number of bursaries to Creativate events are available.
If you’d like to take part in any event and would like to request financial assistance to do so, please email [email protected]  

Fak’ugesi African Digital Innovation Festival, held annually in Johannesburg, brings two digital playrooms to Creativate: the Interactive Playroom: If These Walls Could Talk and the Games Play Room by Wits Digital Arts. Fak’ugesi Play Rooms are spaces for a bit of crazy, wacky digital and electronic interactive fun and the opportunity to learn “how to” with digitally interactive things.


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