On Monday 30 January at 13:30-17:00, the Bristol Digital Game Lab will be hosting an MA/PhD work-in-progress afternoon. This in-person event will showcase the game-based research being undertaken by current students across the University, while also offering a chance to postgraduates to share ideas, practice conference papers, and discuss their work in an informal, relaxed setting. All members of the Lab and those interested in game-based research are most welcome to attend and join in the Q&A. The event will be held in the Humanities Research Space, 7 Woodland Road, and refreshments will be provided. View full programme.
On Friday 24 February, the Bristol Digital Game Lab is delighted to be hosting the first UK Digital Game Lab summit. Thanks to generous funding from the British Academy Early Career Research Network, we will be welcoming the leads from nine University-based game labs and gaming research networks and groups to the University of Bristol to explore shared research themes and industry challenges.
The Summit will culminate in a public lecture by Dr Tomas Rawlings, Studio Director of Auroch Digital, who will speak about ‘Authenticity in Game Development – Mars Horizon and the experience of working with real space agencies when making a game about running a fictional space agency’. The lecture and Q&A will take place from 17:30-19:00 in the Reception Room, Wills Memorial Building.
You can register to attend the public lecture on Eventbrite. All welcome.
Save the date! Together with the Department of Film and Television at the University of Bristol, we are delighted to be hosting a research seminar on Friday 24 March led by Dr Charlotte Stevens, Lecturer in Media and Communications, Birmingham City University. Further details to follow in due course.
Save the date! During the afternoon of Wednesday 26 April, we’ll be hosting an ‘in conversation’ event around authenticity in game design with Luke Holmes, Game Designer from the multi-award winning BAFTA UK games studio Creative Assembly. Full panel TBC.
Another save the date! Join us on Friday 12 May for a full-day workshop devoted to the theme of Virtual Realities as Time Travel. This international, hybrid workshop will see eight speakers from across academia and industry tackle the questions raised by representations of the past in games and VR. This event is generously supported by the Virtual Reality Oracle project. Full programme and joining instructions to follow.
We have lots of plans in train for summer 2023, including a collaborate event with the new Centre for Creative Technologies. Watch this space!