News archive - September 2013

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

You Are Not A Banana-Brian Cullen

A preview trailer for a project that explores subjective narratives, alternative thematic content and the role of sound, in video games.

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Gamification comes of age

2013 Gamification Event

Some trace the growth of what is expected to soon be a billion dollar business all the way back to Pac-Man, the eighties video icon that fuelled a seemingly insatiable human desire to rack up rewards and build social status through the power of play.

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Gamification 2013: A conversation with Neil Randall

Prof. Randall has a dual career at the University of Waterloo where he’s an associate professor of English and director of the Games Institute. He's also co-chair of Gamification 2013, an international conference that will play out at the University’s Stratford, Ont. campus from Oct. 2-4.

Thursday, September 19, 2013

GI Janes/KW Nerd Nite Meet-up and Game Night

Love talking about/playing/making games? The Games Institute Janes do too, and we want you to come hang out with us this Thursday at the Rum Runner in the Yuk Yuks room! The GI Janes are a group of women at the University of Waterloo’s Games Institute who are committed to creating a safe, welcoming space for people who identify as women (and their allies) to talk about, play, and make games. 

Visit the facebook event.

Monday, September 9, 2013

Video games becoming required coursework in schools

Starting in this fall, students at Olds College in Olds, Alta. will have to complete an iPad game in order to graduate. 

Visit the article.

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