Edinburgh Game Symposium


June 21st 2013

For Edinburgh Game Symposium: Protoplay Edition 2015 please go to the new website here


This 1-day symposium examines the phenomenon and music of video games, both as art and entertainment, as well as looking at developments in current independent video game productions. 

Game developers will be in open house, including Yann Seznec of Lucky Frame, Alexander Mathew of USC Interactive Media Division and others.

L.A. based composer Jeff Rona (God of War III) will be in interview, as well as a panel of video game composers including Jessica Curry (Dear Esther), Simon Hale (LA Noire) and others.

In the evening, the Edinburgh Film Music Orchestra will perform a concert.

The Edinburgh Film Music Orchestra is Edinburgh’s only orchestra devoted entirely to the performance of film and TV music.  For this event, the EFMO will be expanding its palette with music from video games.  The concert features music from Grammy nominated composer Austin Wintory (Journey), Jeff Rona (Asura), Jessica Curry (Dear Esther), Simon Hale and Andrew Hale (LA Noire), Robert Holmes (Gray Matter) and Jacob Pernell (Deep Blue Sky).  The orchestra is conducted by Yati Durant. 

The event is presented by the University of Edinburgh in collaboration with the EIFF and New Media Scotland.


An official event of the Edinburgh International Film Festival

A symposium focusing on music and development of video games

Purchase public tickets for day event here and evening concert here

Purchase academic delegate tickets here

Event location:


1 Crichton Square



For further event information please

email Yati Durant

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This is an archived page for EGS 2013.  For Edinburgh Game Symposium: Protoplay Edition 2015 please go to the new website here.