Heads of School are kindly informed that between Thursday 3rd and Sunday 6th November 2022, GMR together with Gaming Malta, with the support of the Ministry for Economy, EU Funds and Lands and the cooperation of the Ministry for Education, Sport, Youth, Research and Innovation are organising Playcon, Malta’s largest Game Development and Esports Expo, at the Malta Fairs and Conventions Centre (MFCC) in Ta’Qali. On Thursday 3rd and Friday 4th November, between 09:00 and 14:00, the Expo will be open for Year4 to Year11 students. There is no entrance fee, and transport costs will be covered.
As per its first edition, Playcon will again showcase the educational value of games and esports while giving students the opportunity to experience first- hand the principles of learning founding good game designs. During the Expo, students will be able to attend a selected number of workshops, organised as part of the EU Code
Week, during which they will be able to experience coding in a fun and interactive way. Students will also have the opportunity to participate in a number of hands-on activities like a sim- racing challenge and play a number of games, including Minecraft (Education Edition). Students will be also touring the Expo and the various stands related to esports and careers in game design and development, apart from witnessing a number of emerging technologies.
Registration for for schools can be accessed at https://bit.ly/playcon2022. Registrations close on Friday, 14th October 2022, and will be accepted on a first come, first served basis. Any queries should be addressed to Dr Omar Seguna (firstname.lastname@example.org). More information, including the workshops on the official website https://playcon.gg/ and on Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/playcon.mt.