Computer games company Evil Twin Artworks and The National Museum of the Royal Navy are giving young people the chance to design their very own Naval battle-themed board games at the museum in Portsmouth’s Historic Dockyard this August.

Victory at Sea, a Naval strategy computer game is due to be released at Europe’s largest gaming exhibition Games Con a week later in Cologne, however lucky local youngsters will get the chance to play the forthcoming title and designing their own board versions to take home with them.

The workshop promises to bring World War 2 Naval history to life as an interactive learning experience rather than a serious gaming competition as participants pull together knowledge of the Royal Navy and its history with their own gaming ideas.

Working in teams of up to 5, they will get the chance to create their own Naval strategy board game and rules, based on the designs, capabilities and statistics of the actual vessels of WW2.

Victory at Sea is an updated version of the highly successful board game, and picks up where the board game left off playing through three factual theatres of war, all based on real sea battles of WW2. The team of experts that are running the workshop, all games industry veterans, are hoping that some of the youngsters participating will aspire to work in the games industry one day.

Managing Director, James Carroll said ‘Evil Twin Artworks has had an ongoing commitment to working with keen young people, regularly holding games training in schools to inspire young people and show them that making games is a lot of fun, and not the nerdy image most think. The skills that young people learn can really set them up for successful careers in computer science and design. It’s great that the team at the Museum has given us the chance to give so many young people an insight into the world of making games, and I’m sure its going to be lots of fun!”

Louise Brown, Learning & Public Programming Officer at the National Museum of Royal Navy Portsmouth said “We are all very excited for the ‘Victory at Sea’ Board Game Jam event which will enable young people to engage with and enjoy the history of the Royal Navy in a new and exhilarating way, hopefully inspiring interest in history and a new generation of game designers.”

The Free Workshops, run by Evil Twin Artworks gaming experts, for ages 7-12 will take place on Monday 4th August and will mix together live demonstrations with hands-on learning, giving the new game makers the change to build their very own board games to take home. Everyone will also receive a pre-release copy of Victory at Sea allowing them to hone their skills before the official release.

Places are limited for the two sessions: 11am-1pm & 2pm-4pm, and must be booked in advance by contacting or calling 02392 727587. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

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About Evil Twin Artworks

Evil Twin artworks are a Swindon based games development studio creating original multi platform games including River Cottage Get Foraging for Channel 4 and GooHoo. The Evil Twins are strong advocates for grass roots programming and try to encourage game design and development in their local area, running outreach projects as well as going into schools.

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About the National Museum of the Royal Navy

The National Museum of the Royal Navy, established in 2009, tells the story of the four fighting forces of the Royal Navy; constituent members include the National Museum of the Royal Navy, Portsmouth (including HMS Victory); the Royal Marines Museum at Eastney; the Fleet Air Arm Museum, Yeovilton; the Royal Navy Submarine Museum in Gosport and Explosion, the Museum of Naval Firepower, Gosport and HMS Trincomalee (Hartlepool). Affiliates include HMS Unicorn (Dundee); HMS Wellington (London); the Medusa Trust (Portsmouth); RML 526 (Rye); the Coastal Forces Heritage Trust (Portsmouth) and the D-Day Museum (Portsmouth) and ships under its care include HMS Caroline in Northern Ireland. Further information is available on