Play Away Festival 2021: Playful, Fascinating, Fun – Scotland’s videogames calendar has a new MUST VISIT event.
Sound of Light, a collaborative sound performance experience built for the Oculus Quest VR headset, is an example of not only how VR might help us to bridge that communication gap but also how it may facilitate us to communicate ideas and emotions that simply can’t be expressed to one another in a real world environment.
SGN POD 005: This week we’ve been attending keynotes, panels, talks, workshops and everything they’ll let us into at Tinderbox Collective’s wonderful PlayAway Festival. Listen as we rundown everything we saw and learned. (Spoiler: loads)
“What is Game Studies?”, you might be asking. Well, luckily there’s a whole day of panels dedicated to that very question and much more at the PlayAway Festival, the first of which is chaired by our guest today, Dr Matthew Barr.
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: Festival director Luci Holland joins the podcast to gives us an introduction to PlayAway, Scotland’s newest and most exciting games festival.