Games Lab is a regular seminar series, hosted by the MGSN, in which we invite academics from across the world to come and talk to us about their work and research into digital and analogue games. Where possible we record these seminars and make them available here to watch for free.
In this edition of Games Lab, Dr Stephen Curtis examines the ways in which the Bard and his works have been used as the inspiration or setting for games, both card/board and digital. As well as a brief summary of the general state of Shakespearean games, Stephen discusses what the process of ‘gaming’ Shakespeare can offer to critical discussions of the plays and poems that make up his work.
In this edition of Games Lab we were joined by Dr Dawn Stobbart from Lancaster University to talk to us about videogames and horror. Dawn has a forthcoming book entitled Videogames and Horror: From Amnesia to Zombies, Run!, and in this seminar we were treated to an exploration of both horror and terror in videogames, and the differences that they both present.
Games Lab is a new fortnightly seminar series from the MGSN in which we invite Network members and associates to speak about their work. The inaugural seminar was led by Network member Hwa Young and Dr Emma Murray, a Senior Lecturer in Criminal Justice from Liverpool John Moores University, both of whom presented an overview of their collaborative project Probationary: The Game of Life on License.