Gamer Dev Jam draws a crowd

WHERE AM I?: Niamh O'Duibhir of Merimbula sporting a virtual reality headset, which presents a game that requires her to run through a maze while being chased.

WHERE AM I?: Niamh O'Duibhir of Merimbula sporting a virtual reality headset, which presents a game that requires her to run through a maze while being chased.

The Eden Game Development Centre had a successful launch on Friday night at the Eden Community Access Centre.

Rooms and corridors swelled as people of all ages checked out what was on offer, with the VR station proving the most popular.

Access centre chairperson Peter Skelton officially opened the event, cutting a virtual ribbon with his virtual scissors.

Organiser Will Sharples said he was nervous before the event.

“By the end I thought, ‘oh great, people showed up’,” he joked.

“The centre will help disengaged, disadvantaged youth in the area by giving them the skills they need to get a job in the industry.”

The EGDC will hold regular workshop sessions starting Monday, October 16.

Adult sessions will run from 1.30pm to 3.30pm and after school session from 4pm to 6pm.