The Games Research Group regularly invites external speakers with a range of backgrounds to give guest lectures as part of its research seminar series. Below is a list of  speakers that we have hosted and events that we have organised in the past along with an overview of upcoming events.

Upcoming events

British DiGRA 2021 Conference: Politics and Games

Previous Events and Speakers

November 8th and 9th 2018: Multiple Approaches to Game Analysis Workshop 2018

Symposium Spring 2018

Symposium Autumn  2017

2016: Jan Smeddinck, University of Bremen, Germany, “Movement-Based Games”

Wednesday, February 10th 2016: Joe Marshall, University of Nottingham, UK, “Interpersonal Touch in Games”

Friday, December 4th 2015: Johannes Klatt, Frontier Developments, “Audio Programming for Games”

Monday, October 12th 2015: Magnus Anderson, co-author of Grand Thieves and Tomb Raiders, “A History of Computer Games”

Thursday, October 7th 2015: Max Birk, University of Saskatchewan, Canada, “How Self-Esteem Shapes our Interactions with Play Technologies”, and Kieran Hicks, University of Lincoln, “Exploring Twitter as a Game Platform; Strategies and Opportunities for Microblogging-based Games”

Thursday, March 5th 2015: Mark Johnson, University of York, “Codifying the abstract: defining and programming a procedurally generated Renaissance world”

March 2nd and March 9th 2015: Richard Wetzel, University of Nottingham, “Ideation and Mixed Reality Games”

Monday, February 23rd 2015: Robert Morgan, freelance game writer, “Writing for Game Designers, and Game Design for Writers”

Monday, January 12th 2015: Conor Linehan, University College Cork, Ireland, “Learning curves: analysing pace and challenge in four successful puzzle games

Monday, January 12th 2015: Gavin Wood, Newcastle University, “i-dentity”

Friday, October 31st 2014: Sue Swinburne, Griffith University, Australia, “Interactive storytelling and narrative-driven experiences”

Friday, October 31st 2015: Kate Elkham, Brisbane Writers Festival, Australia, “Games and Literature at the Brisbane Writers Festival”

Wednesday, October 29th 2014: Daniel Johnson, Queensland University, Australia, “Video Games and Wellbeing”

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