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Victoria and Albert museum creates games design residency

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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.

Victoria and Albert museum

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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.

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