Following another fantastic Games Degrees showcase last year, the School of Computing, Mathematics and Digital Technology will again be hosting an End of Year Showcase for our Games Degrees! We would love for you to come along and to bring your friends and family – the event is open to all!
The showcase hosts games produced by the final year students from our Computer Games Technology and Games Design and Development courses in partnership with academics across the university. New to the showcase this year, each student team has developed two games – one in, and one out of, virtual reality. Come along to try out our unique virtual reality experiences!
Pop in at any time during the showcase to try out the games! Light refreshments will be available. The event is free to attend, and anyone is welcome – there is no age restriction!
This month’s book is Perceiving Play: The Art and Study of Computer Games by Torill Elvira Mortensen.
Members of the GRN are invited to a psychology research seminar by Oli Clark and Jenny Cole who will talk about research taking place in Psychology on digital avatars. Oli will be demonstrating how he is investigating the importance of avatars for effecting health behaviour change and about his PhD research findings so far. Jenny will be talking about her qualitative work talking to female gamers about their experiences and constructions of avatar appearance in terms of body image and gender. After the research talk there will be time for more in depth discussion with GRN members.
This month’s book is TBC (Suggestions welcome).
Details about our past meetings and events can be found here.