4th Games Degrees End of Year Showcase

Date: 21st April 2018

Time: 11:00-15:00

Location: Manchester Metropolitan University, John Dalton Building, C0.17, C0.13a and C0.13b

4th Games Degrees End of Year Showcase

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!

Book Club

Date: 26th April 2018

Time: 15.00-16.00

Location: Spanish Steps Brooks Building

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Book Club

This month’s book is Perceiving Play: The Art and Study of Computer Games by Torill Elvira Mortensen.

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.

Psychology Research Seminar: The Face of Gaming

Date: 23rd May 2018

Time: 12:30-14:00

Location: Birley BR 2.04

Psychology Research Seminar: The Face of Gaming

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.

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.