Organizers of the Edinburgh Interactive Festival (EIF) have announced the first details of the 2008 event, now confirmed to take place from Sunday August 10th to Tuesday August 12th. The festival will also move to the Edinburgh International Conference Centre as part of plans to increase the scale and profile of the yearly event.
Now in its sixth year, EIF 2008 aims to be more closely synchronized with the wide range of other arts festivals in the Scottish capital during August, usually referred to collectively simply as the Edinburgh Festival. The 2008 event will also attempt to offer more activities for the general public, with chances to play unreleased games and view job opportunities in the industry.
EIF 2008 will feature a two-day conference program and separate networking events. Also present will be Dare ProtoPlay, the public showcase event of video games design competition Dare to be Digital. EIF will also host the Digital Interactive Symposium for academics and games industry professionals on Wednesday August 13th.
EIF chairman Chris Deering commented: "Edinburgh holds a unique place in the heart of the games industry. It mixes games into a cultural melting pot that is the Edinburgh Festival and Fringe. Our move to the Edinburgh International Conference Centre is designed to make the event more approachable and accessible for the public and other elements of the Festival."
Further information and registration details can be found at the official EIF website