Games Research Network

Researching analogue and digital games


Funding an Indie Games Studio

Date: 1st March 2018

Time: 14:00-15:00

Location: John Dalton Room E419

We welcome Sam Rushton, from Creative England, to introduce the topic of funding for indie game studios. Sam will talk through the process of setting up an indie studio, sources of funding, and what investors are looking for in applications. The talk is aimed at undergraduate students, but all are welcome.

Psychology Research Seminar: The Face of Gaming

Date: 23rd May 2018

Time: 12:30-14:00

Location: Birley BR 2.17

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.

Mark Johnson: The Importance of Gambling to Game Studies

Date: 14th February 2018

Time: 14:30 - 16:00

Location: Geoffrey Manton 307

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,