Gaming Spectacle Comes to Dumfries High Street

Dumfries’ annual festival of light will once again be returning to the High Street next year with a focus on the gaming industry, aiming to bring interactive storytelling to Dumfries town centre. They are interested in working with gamers from across the region and are holding an open evening at the Bakers Oven on Wednesday 26th September from 7pm until 9pm for members of the community to come along and find out more about how they can be involved in next year’s event.

D-Lux Festival of Light brings warmth, light and curiosity into Dumfries town centre at the darkest time of the year, where artists explore new ways of illuminating the darkness. This year D-Lux want to celebrate gaming culture and bring it to the High Street. The games industry is now bigger than Hollywood, the audiences are bigger, the ambitions are bigger, the budgets are bigger; and Scotland is rather good at making them!

To explore the gaming culture in Dumfries, D-Lux have commissioned avid gamer Peter Bain to be their Community Engagement Officer. He commented: “The most exciting part of the project for me is the community element. The gaming industry has been shifting more and more in favour of online gameplay, and while that global connectivity has its benefits, there’s still something to be said for keeping it local. I’d much rather play a game with a friend sitting across the room than across the country or even the planet. Scaling that experience up for the whole town and creating a visual extravaganza on the High Street sounds to me like a lot of fun.”

Gamers from Dumfries are invited to come along to the Bakers Oven on Wednesday 26th September at 7pm to find out more about the Festival and how they can contribute to creating a spectacle in the centre of Dumfries. No booking required, just come along! Email [email protected] for more information.

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