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08/29/2013
 


[This unedited press release is made available courtesy of Gamasutra and its partnership with notable game PR-related resource GamesPress.]

Local software development company 57Digital Ltd, founded by Jamie Chapman and Luke  Dixon - two Sheffield Hallam University graduates, are showcasing their latest mobile app to an audience of 10,000 at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London this Friday.

The company, who are official partners with Mojang, the creators of the cult hit game - Minecraft, will be running a workshop where youngsters can design a character using felt tip marker pens and paper.  Then, using the technology 57Digital have created, the physical drawing can be scanned using an iPhone application that will convert the “real world” drawing into a character design that can be used inside the actual Minecraft game itself.

The event itself is free for all to attended and is hosted at the V&A Museum in London on the 30th August 2013 at 6:30 p.m. until 10 p.m.  The event boasts many different Minecraft activities, including talks from the game designers themselves.

57Digital started their company over two years ago and since have created several official Minecraft partner apps.  Including their interactive character design tool: Minecraft Skin Studio app (minecraftskinstudio.com) and Minecraft Papercraft Studio (minecraftpapercraftstudio.com) which allows the user to print a template of their own Minecraft character, cut it out with scissors and glue it together to produce a 3D model of their in-game character.

Website:        www.57digital.com

V&A event:   http://www.vam.ac.uk/content/articles/f/friday-late/

Photos available on request.