Mark Johnson: The Importance of Gambling to Game Studies

Date: 14th February 2018

Time: 14:30 - 16:00

Location: Geoffrey Manton LT4

Mark Johnson: The Importance of Gambling to Game Studies

This talk will explore a number of potential intersections between game studies and gambling studies, focusing on how both disciplines can yield a wide range of insight into the domains studied by the other, yet have remained almost entirely separate up to the present day.

Dr. Mark Johnson is a Killam Memorial Postdoctoral Fellow in the department of political science at the University of Alberta,

Games for the Many

Start date: 17th February 2018

End date: 18th February 2018

Time: 11:00 - 17:00

Location: The Shed, MMU

Games for the Many

From Saturday 17th – Sunday 18th February 2018, Manchester Metropolitan University will be hosting a weekend of making political games. All are welcome, from experienced developers to campaigners and activists who have never coded before. For the beginner designers amongst you, GFTM’s game design team will be on hand to give you tips and tricks and a comprehensive introduction to beginner game design tools.

Northwest Postgraduate Games Research Networking

Date: 21st February 2018

Time: 13:30-16:00

Location: MMU Union, Meeting Room 8

Northwest Postgraduate Games Research Networking

The Games Research Network is excited to be hosting its first meeting for postgraduates researching games and play. This event is intended to lay the foundation for a network of postgraduate students and post-docs from across disciplines, who are working on (or have an interest in) digital games, board/tabletop games, and play.

Book Club: Critical Play by Mary Flanagan

Date: 28th February 2018

Time: 15.00-16.00

Location: Spanish Steps Brooks Building

Book Club: Critical Play by Mary Flanagan
Book club meets up once every two months in Manchester to discuss the current book, and thoughts around play and games in general. There is normally the opportunity for a cheeky tipple afterwards as well. If you would like to attend in person, or have any suggestions for future books, please get in touch with Nic.

Gaming Session

Date: 4th April 2018

Time: 13:00 - 15:00

Location: The Flour and Flagon

Gaming Session

An afternoon spent playing tabletop games at The Flour and Flagon.  All are welcome, and please let us know if there is a particular game that you would like to play / bring along.

Book Club

Date: 26th April 2018

Time: 15.00-16.00

Location: Spanish Steps Brooks Building

This month’s book is TBC (Suggestions welcome).

Book club meets up once every two months in Manchester to discuss the current book, and thoughts around play and games in general. There is normally the opportunity for a cheeky tipple afterwards as well. If you would like to attend in person, or have any suggestions for future books, please get in touch with Nic.

Book Club

Date: 20th June 2018

Time: 15.00-16.00

Location: Spanish Steps Brooks Building

This month’s book is TBC (Suggestions welcome).

Book club meets up once every two months in Manchester to discuss the current book, and thoughts around play and games in general. There is normally the opportunity for a cheeky tipple afterwards as well. If you would like to attend in person, or have any suggestions for future books, please get in touch with Nic.

Details about our past meetings and events can be found here.