We are delighted to announce that the Bristol Digital Game Lab has been awarded funding by the University of Bristol’s Centre for Creative Technologies to run a project on VR, Games & Storytelling.
The VR, Games & Storytelling project is interested in the intersection between games, immersive theatre and VR storytelling, in particular where interactivity can enhance or obstruct storytelling, what the different forms could learn from each other, and how we might define the ‘rules’ of storytelling within these mediums. This project has emerged following productive discussions at the Alternative Technologies workshop on the Metaverse, hosted by the Centre for Creative Technologies, as well as the recent Immersive Showcase in Bristol, organised by Empress VR.
To achieve this, Richard Cole and Harry Wilson will work with Ruth Mariner and Eirini Lampiri at the PM Studio to organize knowledge-exchange events with experts working at the intersection between games, immersive theatre and VR storytelling. They will also take part in a workshop to explore further projects and training activities on the theme of VR, Games & Storytelling.
As part of this project, we’re delighted to be partnering with the Platform Cultures event at the PM Studio on Wednesday 26 July 2023. The project will be contributing the keynote for the day in the form of an ‘in conversation’ event with experts working at the intersection between games, immersive theatre and VR storytelling. Come and hear Jo Mangan, Director at The Performance Corporation and Robert Morgan, Creative Director at Playlines and Visiting Fellow at King’s College London, speak about their projects and engage in discussion on the nature of VR, Games and Storytelling. If you would like to attend, you can sign up by expressing an interest in the Platform Cultures event.