London’s Victoria and Albert museum is recruiting a resident games designer.
The establishment has teamed up with Dundee’s University of Abertay on the unusual venture, and the successful candidate will create software inspired by its exhibits
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The residency will run for six months in London followed by a stint in Dundee and is open to all UK-based game developers with an interest in working on software inspired by V&A exhibitions, particularly Britain 1500-1900.
“Games design is a growing industry in the UK and Britain is now one of the leaders in the world in this field. It is a highly skilled form of design that requires both creative and scientific skills,” V&A residency co-ordinator Ruth Lloyd told Wired.
“The V&A’s first games design residency is an exciting opportunity for the museum to recognise and support this form of design and will offer a games designer access to specialist expertise as well as use of the V&A’s extraordinary collections as creative inspiration to produce new work.”
The successful candidate will have access to a monthly bursary and studio space, as well as assistance from museum and university staff and an unnamed “industry mentor”.
Applications must be submitted by February 8 and further information is available on the V&A website.