"A core activity for us is rapid software prototyping for 'Serious Games' ie using games technology to provide rich, immersive experiences, simulations and real-time visualisation."
Interactive Systems Studio
"As the boundaries between the physical world and digital content fade away, new concepts are being explored by companies large and small on a daily basis. Cost effective rapid prototyping of content of this nature is an extremely valuable resource. It creates momentum and drives change. The Interactive Systems Studio is designed to offer this service, harnessing the creativity of students with the experience and resources of the University. I think it is a fantastic project that will deliver real value."
"I am simply astounded by the exceptional work around gamification at Plymouth University lead by Associate Professor, Dr Dan Livingstone. Their technical expertise is beyond compare to what i have seen at other institutions and the team have taken this in a unique direction. Plymouth University have taken a bold step on their path to being the leading Enterprise University and have created a commercially focussed spin-off agent with this team threaded with an exemplary focus on student integration and employment. I am really excited to work closer with this pioneering team."
IBM UK Education Lead
"At over £2 billion in global sales, the UK’s video games sector is bigger than either its film or music industries, and visual effects, the fastest growing component of the UK’s film industry, grew at an explosive 16.8 per cent between 2006 and 2008. High-tech, knowledge-intensive sectors and, in the case of video games, major generators of intellectual property, these industries have all the attributes the UK needs to succeed in the 21st century."
"Interactive Systems Studio have been involved on a strategic level with a new European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) bid, that Creative England have proposed to directly stimulate the Games Industry in the SouthWest UK. This two year, £1.8M programme will provide the support needed to help games companies grow, create new jobs for graduates and attract inward investment, along with further research and development collaborations."
Broker for the Creative Industries, Innovation Network (iNet)
"There is no doubt that the Interactive Systems Studio has the capability of producing world class interactive visualisations on a commercial basis. I would thoroughly recommend them to any public, private or commercial institution."
iNet Broker - Micro Electronics | WSX Enterprise Ltd
"The UK video games development sector competes to a crucial extent on the basis of a highly skilled workforce. The idea of an open innovation centre which draws on the experience of a diverse mix of people is an excellent idea. It will help to generate agile development teams for games studios and so strengthen the UK games industry."
CMgr FRSA | CEO TIGA
"Real Visual are a Unity Technologies preferred partner studio with source code access. We work with multi-nationals, defence companies and small businesses in the UK and abroad.
Managing Director, Real Visual
It is our belief that a relationship between Real Visual and the Interactive Systems Studio at the University would lead to excellent learning, business opportunities and valuable research."