Publications

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Research Interests

  • Game Design and Development
  • Research through Design
  • Meaningful Play Experiences and Climate Change
  • Ecopunk and Punk Game Design
  • Interactive Play Experiences, including VR and AR

Qualifications

MA (Distinction), Indie Games Development, Falmouth University

Qualifications

MA (Distinction), Indie Games Development, Falmouth University

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Workshop

Radical Alternate Futurescoping: Solarpunk versus Grimdark. Academic MindTrek ’23. Oct, 2023.

Link in ACM: https://dl.acm.org/doi/10.1145/3616961.3616972

Photos of concepts and mockups from the workshop


WIP Paper

“Better Dead than a Damsel”: Gender Representation and Player Churn. CHI PLAY Companion ’23: Companion Proceedings of the Annual Symposium on Computer-Human Interaction in Play. Oct, 2023.

Link in ACM: https://dl.acm.org/doi/10.1145/3573382.3616083

Slides from the presentation of “Better Dead than a Damsel: Gender Representation and Player Churn


Talk

ECOPUNK: Deep, Critical, and Emotional Game Design. York St Johns ’23: Interactive Games Conference. Jul 2023.

Presented at York St. Johns Investigate Dot Games: http://investigate.games/

Slides from the presentation of Ecopunk: Deep Critical and Emotional Game Design