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 seven were from Kosovo, 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.

Selim Maloku who was a participant on workshops stated:

“Events like PlayUK are a tremendous opportunity for indie video game studios and the video game industry in our region. The event is organized professionally and the speakers are enriching it even more. With the help of this workshop and discussions with each other we look forward to learning more or just reinforcing our knowledge of the industry. We hope PlayUK will serve as a catalyst for the evolution of the quality of our games and create partnerships between participants.’’

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:

Workshops on PlayUK 2020 festival were held from 20–24 January and lecturers talked about different gaming fields.
Maybe the most interesting part of the festival was Showcase, where every lover of video games could attend.