Games development students from Fife College were delighted when mobile game developer, Digital Sports Arena (DSA) asked for their help to review their latest mobile game.
Community Manager at Digital Sports Arena, Kris Robb and Head of Business at Digital Sports Arena Barrie Elder.
The Dundee based company visited the NC Computer Games Software Development and HND Computer Games Development students recently, at the College’s Stenton Campus in Glenrothes. They provided the students with a very interesting presentation, giving them insight into their new game, GameDay Live.
The students were then asked to trial the game and provide feedback on the pros and cons of the app and any recommendations they may have to help DSA improve the user experience.
DSA describes GameDay Live as an innovative new game that is the ultimate fantasy for football fans. The game is designed as a football management simulation that has a focus on a real time head to head football experience and allows for a multiplayer feature. This will enable players to challenge anyone at any place, at any time. This is a feature that they feel is currently missing in the market.
DSA provided the students with some advice on the process of designing and developing mobile games which included some great tips and pointers on developing an effective marketing strategy and how to budget.
Curriculum Manager for Games and Animation at Fife College, Mark McPhee was delighted when DSA expressed interest in the College and knows their words of wisdom will inspire the students. Mark commented: “I would like to thank Barrie and Kris from DSA for taking the time out of their busy schedule to visit the students and allow them to test their new game. I have received great feedback from the students regarding this experience and I know it has given them something to think about when it comes to their final project.”
The students were extremely enthusiastic and showed great interest throughout the presentation, jumping at any chance to ask a question.
NC Computer Games Software Development student, Daniel Shanks, (18) from Glenrothes said: “I have really enjoyed today and feel like I have learned a lot. I was particularly interested in the marketing aspect of the presentation and it has made me really excited to continue with my course.”
Community Manager at DSA, Kris Robb said: "The Computer Games Development students and staff at Fife College provided some really helpful feedback on our new football management game, Gameday Live. It was a pleasure to offer them an insight into game production and promotion and we look forward to working with them again in the future."
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Digital Sports Arena is a BAFTA award winning team of game industry executives with a track record of delivering multi-million selling sports titles. DSA website.