Why is it that some multiplayer games see an explosion of popularity at launch only to fizzle out six months later, while a select few seem to stick around indefinitely? William Kavanagh, who is a PhD student in Computer Science researching game balancing at the University of Glasgow, has a theory.
BONUS INTERVIEW: Games researcher Gabriel Elvery explains why we get so emotionally attatched to game characters in this extended podcast conversation.
The connections players make with videogame characters are of great interest to Gabriel Elvery, an LKAS PhD funded researcher at the University of Glasgow. Elvery, who will be delivering a workshop at the upcoming Play Away Festival, is exploring how and why we become so attached to virtual worlds and their residents, and what we can learn from these interactions.
Scotland has an astonishing new videogames taking place in February 2021. The Play Away Festival 2021 is a fortnight’s festival of gaming from our friends at the Tinderbox Collective. Play Away is taking a different …
Queer Me, or The Queer Games Library, is a new digital game library and archive, which will curate video games which offer the opportunity to explore diverse gender and sexuality expressions, or a queer perspective through play.
Future Of Dundee Esports Arena Revealed – The costs, timescale and partnerships for the new 4000 seat esports arena in Dundee’s waterfront have been revealed
Abertay University and Dundee-based game developer Pocket Sized Hands are working together to apply video game technology to the farmyard.
Kickstarter is a great way to raise money to fund projects such as video games. Because of this developers often use the site as a way to get the ball rolling for their latest title. …
The University of the Highlands and Islands is collaborating with Mesomorphic, a Shetland-based software company, to develop Algorismus, a game to boosts young people’s maths skills. Students and staff from Moray College (home of the …
British Esports Association Announces the first ever Scottish College Cup – a brand new annual competition for colleges across Scotland, in partnership with the College Development Network and Rocket Kingdom TV.