BBC Build it Scotland – Minecraft to assist the next generation of budding architects at Insomnia Scotland
BBC Make It Digital to encourage young visitors through Build It Scotland pop-up at Insomnia Scotland, marking the nation’s Year of Innovation, Architecture and Design
London, United Kingdom – April 19, 2016 – Multiplay, organiser of the UK’s largest gaming festival, Insomnia, and a subsidiary of GAME Digital plc (“GAME Digital”), the UK’s leading video gaming specialist announce BBC Build it Scotland as an exhibitor at Insomnia Scotland which will give budding architects the chance to create Scotland’s most popular landmarks digitally between 29th April-2nd May.
The BBC’s flagship digital technology initiative Make It Digital, through Build It Scotland, is marking Scotland’s Year of Innovation, Architecture and Design, teaming up with Immersive Minds, and inviting children aged 7-14 to learn about the nation’s popular landmarks and teaches them the process to construct those buildings in a virtual world.
Visitors of Insomnia Scotland will have the opportunity to visit the Build it Scotland pop-up to create iconic structures via 3D design software such as Minecraft, TinkerCad or Sketchup through PCs, laptops or Raspberry Pi’s. Attendees can also take a look around the virtual map and learn about familiar Scottish attractions such as Stirling Castle, the Kelpies, Glasgow’s Armadillo and the Forth Bridges.
BBC Build It Scotland will also be appearing on stage at Insomnia Scotland for a Q&A session.
“We’re delighted to have a BBC Build it Scotland pop-up at the festival,” said Craig Fletcher, Founder and CEO of Multiplay. He continued, “To have Insomnia Scotland as a platform to present an enjoyable and interactive form of education to thousands of visitors, is another great addition to the festival. Children will get the chance to be creative using the popular game Minecraft and other digital processes to help unearth the future architects, developers, and coders of Scotland.”
Insomnia Scotland will take place at EICC Edinburgh, 29th April-2nd May, 2016. For more information, please visit https://insomniagamingfestival.com/scotland or contactInsomniaScotlandPress@premiercomms.com .
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About Insomnia Gaming Scotland
Insomnia Gaming Scotland is a place for gamers of all backgrounds to congregate, socialise, discover new things and largely celebrate gaming.
Today, Insomnia combines a vast Bring Your Own Computer (BYOC) Local Area Network (LAN) gaming hall, a huge line-up of Content Creators from the worlds of YouTube and Twitch, a great line-up of gaming tournaments, main stage entertainment, a major retail exhibition and a whole host of gaming related zones and activities for all types of gamer, including both novice and professional, of any age.
Insomnia Gaming Scotland will take place at EICC Edinburgh, 29 April-2 May, 2016. For more information and to purchase tickets visit https://insomniagamingfestival.com/scotland/ or visit Scottish GAME stores.
Founded in 1997, Multiplay is a gaming services company specialising in events management, esports, online hosting and more.
Creating and running simple to sophisticated popular events with tens of thousands of people attending, from Insomnia Gaming Festival to MINECON, and RuneFest, Multiplay delivers quality productions and entertaining gaming experiences for all ages.
Multiplay provides a unique online hosting platform, Clanforge® enabling individuals and businesses to host video game backend services with the very best performance at all times. With support from a dedicated 24x7x365 technical infrastructure team and over 26 locations available worldwide, Multiplay provides an unparalleled online hosting experience for gamers across the globe.
Following its acquisition in March 2015, Multiplay is now a wholly-owned subsidiary of GAME Digital plc, the UK’s leading video games specialist.
For more information, visit www.multiplay.com or www.gamedigitalplc.com
About GAME Digital
Listed on the London Stock Exchange in June 2014 and comprising three divisions: Retail, Digital Solutions and esports and Events, GAME Digital plc is dedicated to delivering an authoritative range of gaming products, services and experiences to the gaming communities of the UK, Spain and beyond. GAME’s UK and Spanish retail businesses are the market leaders in each country, operating a total of nearly 600 stores across the two countries, a fully integrated omni-channel offer including the multi-award winning GAME App, and a reach of more than 17 million customers across its Reward programmes. Through GAME’s Digital Solutions division, GAME is pioneering the use of new technologies to deliver gaming content and reach gamers and business partners outside its main markets. Multiplay, GAME’s esports and Events business delivers unparalleled gaming events and experiences directly and on behalf of third parties, including its flagship consumer event, Insomnia. For more information please visit www.gamedigitalplc.comor www.multiplay.com .
About BBC Build It Scotland
BBC Build It Scotland runs until October 2016 and aims to inspire a generation of budding new architects, designers and engineers through active learning experiences. Educational materials, video content, ‘how to’ guides and other useful resources as well as more information on how to get involved can be found at www.bbc.co.uk/builditscotland