Scotland’s biggest computer games festival has opened in Dundee.
The free three-day Dare ProtoPlay event opened on Friday at the city’s Caird Hall.
Cabinet secretary for culture and external affairs Fiona Hyslop joined thousands of members of the public to play brand new games created by students competing in the internationally-renowned Dare to be Digital competition on Friday.
Fifteen teams of students from across the world travel annually to the University of Abertay Dundee to build a game in just nine weeks, with three winners then nominated for the exclusive BAFTA 'Ones to Watch' new talent award.
The MSP said: "Dare ProtoPlay is a fantastic festival which attracts the world's best young game designers to Scotland and showcases Dundee's cutting-edge skills in computer games development. It is an exhilarating conclusion to Abertay University's Dare to be Digital competition for both the teams taking part and members of the public alike.
"By inspiring and developing a new generation of games designers, Dare ProtoPlay is enhancing Scotland's creative reputation on a world stage and helping to maintain our competitive edge in a fast-growing global industry."
Professor Louis Natanson, who leads computer games education at Abertay University, said: "Dare ProtoPlay is an incredible experience, both for the Dare to be Digital students and the thousands of members of the public who join us to play the games and meet the teams who've created them in just nine weeks."
Dare ProtoPlay runs until Sunday.