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My talk at #IGC15

My talk at #IGC15

I recently gave a talk at the Indie Games Conference in London. First proper full length speaking engagement! I’ve done a couple of small panels...

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Love in Games

Love in Games

The other week I was party to an IGDA London event on Love in Games – which was great!┬áBeing closely aligned to my favourite topic (emotion in games)...

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Should video games be shorter?

Should video games be shorter?

Are video games any longer than they used to be? If they are, is this necessarily a problem and is there a case for shorter games? So I was watching this...

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The Last of Us review

The Last of Us review

The Last of Us is a great gameplay experience, but is it as revolutionary as some might have you believe? I really enjoyed the Last of Us. From the very...

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‘The Art of Videogames’ by Grant Travinor

‘The Art of Videogames’ by Grant...

Grant Travinor’s volume is a welcome addition to the literature on videogames. There are very few volumes (and very few scholars) that attempt to...

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Global Game Jam 2015

Global Game Jam 2015

Another year, another Global Game Jam! This year the theme was ‘What do we do now?’ Not really as good as last year in my opinion, but a theme...

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Closure and ‘letting go’ of the player

Closure and ‘letting go’ of the...

I’ve been reading Scott McCloud’s ‘Understanding Comics’, and it’s a fantastic piece which I would recommend to everyone...

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How To Do Things With Videogames – Ian Bogost

How To Do Things With Videogames –...

Disappointing. If I could use one word to describe Bogost’s How To Do Things With Videogames, that would be it. The book is hit and miss, with far...

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AdventureX 2014

AdventureX 2014

So, another year and another AdventureX – a point and click graphics adventure convention that’s in its fourth year (and which I’ve had...

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Branching narrative – Real? Wanted? Possible?

Branching narrative – Real? Wanted?...

As part of my day at AdventureX the other day, I attended (and contributed a little) to a panel on branching narrative. There was a lot of interesting...

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