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Digital Arts Programme’s efforts on show at Bournemouth’s Film & Comic-Con

Tec Hub is making the short trip along the south coast for this year’s Bournemouth Film & Comic-Con, along with a group of Eastleigh’s Digital Arts Programme associates.

The Digital Arts Programme was set up earlier this year to transform fledgling ideas and early-stage digital arts businesses into viable ventures through networking, business support and advice and a nurturing environment.

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Adam Carter-Groves demonstrates Line to new players at The Point’s Board Game Café in July

As well as giving the chance for four associates to meet potential customers and show off their products to a wider audience at the convention, Eastleigh’s digital creative space will be looking for new members to join the 20+ start-ups already supported through the programme.

Freelance games developer Adam Carter-Groves will be demonstrating a concept version of his skating-themed card game Line, which he first devised at last year’s Curve Digital Skatejam.

Illustrator Sam Allen of Sam Studios will be displaying and selling a range of his pop-culture inspired art prints. Sam counts YouTube stars ‘Where’s My Challenge?’ among his fans, having designed a logo and t-shirts for the Southampton-based channel.

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The young Sir Bevis as depicted in Blood and Valour

Ben Cooper, co-founder of games studio Rounded Squarish, will be promoting their flagship product, Ruddy Vikings – a strategic card game for ages 7+ funded by a successful Kickstarter campaign.

Finally, freelance developer and sound engineer Nick Parton will show off a teaser trailer for his new psychological horror game, Scotoma, which he is hoping to release on the Steam marketplace in the New Year.

Tec Hub founder member Marcus Pullen of Blue Donut Studios will also be in attendance with The Berry Theatre’s associate writer, Matt Beames, to preview their forthcoming comic book collaboration, Blood and Valour.

Supported by Eastleigh Borough Council’s Culture Unit, the comic is expected to be released in 2017 and is a contemporary adaptation of the ancient legends of Sir Bevis, Southampton’s iconic local hero.

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