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Computing - Game on. Design your own

Learning and Teaching Scotland is calling for pupils of all ages to design their own computer game.

The Digital Games Competition requires entrants to create, design and market their games; they should also consider the look and personality of the characters, the storyline, background graphics, music and sound effects and the games' varying levels.

Inspired by the success of the Dragons' Den games design competition at last year's Scottish Learning Festival, the competition is open to all primary and secondary pupils in Scotland, with four categories - primary individual, primary group, secondary individual and secondary group. Any game creation tool is allowed.

Derek Robertson, development officer for games-based learning at LTS, said: "This . competition embraces a range of disciplines including art and design, technology, literacy and numeracy, as well as supporting the experiences and outcomes of computing science and technology in Curriculum for Excellence."

Finalists will be invited to the learning festival in September to present their game to a panel of specialists. Prizes include a tour of the studio at digital toy factory Denki.

Email entries by September 3.

E: c.love@ltscotland.org.uk or b.clark@ltscotland.org.uk

http:ltsblogs.org.ukconsolarium20100226digital-games-design- competition-slf10.

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