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.
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.
BONUS INTERVIEW: Festival director Luci Holland joins the podcast to gives us an introduction to PlayAway, Scotland’s newest and most exciting games festival.
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 …