Within PlayUK platform, in January 2020, British Council in cooperation with Nordeus Hub and SGA (Serbian Games Association) organized festival PlayUK 2020, bringing together regional developers, digital artists and other creatives from gaming industry.
During the festival, participants were given the opportunity to attend numerous workshops and lectures and to meet colleagues from the region and United Kingdom. Chance to attend workshops was given to 30 participants, of which four were from Albania, with opportunity to develop their skills in UI/UX narrative design, arts, programming and other related fields. Workshops were visited by lecturers who present pioneers in their fields of study, such as Jo Twist, Callum Underwood, Jon Mckellan and others.
Erlin Kananaj who was a participant on workshops stated:
"PlayUK in Belgrade has been a great experience for me with the latest games and technology. It was a very well organized conference and if there will be another PlayUK, I'll be the first to apply again."
Besides workshops, for wider audience and all lovers of gaming and arts, we opened Showcase of indie video games from United Kingdom. Curators of the event were We Throw Switches, duo from Edinburgh, with years of experience in gaming industry.
Here you can see photos from the festival and learn more about how it all looked like: