News archive - June 2021

Wednesday, June 30, 2021

Spreading Virtual Jam: Highlights from the S21 Game Jam

From June 23rd to 27th, 2021, the Games Institute (GI) held its third virtual GI Game Jam event. Run independently from the Global Game Jam, the Spring’s 2021 GI Jam brought in 26 participants for a total of 8 teams and 8 games presented on the final day. Alongside the participants themselves, the Jam organizers welcomed exploring new ways to facilitate discussions, voting, and celebration of submissions.

Friday, June 18, 2021

GI Successfully Launches International Conference on Games and Narrative Series

On June 12-16, 2021, the Games Institute (GI) held its inaugural International Conference on Games and Narrative. This 5-day conference welcomed participants and speakers from 47 universities, 28 of which were from outside of North America, some as far as Australia and South East Asia. Presentations included scholars at the forefront of games studies and offered a diversity of ideas and engaging discussions with keynote speakers, including Dr. Elizabeth LaPensée, Dr. Souvik Mukherjee, Dr. Clara Fernández-Vara, Dr. Jan-Noel Thön, Dr. Astrid Ensslin, and Dr. Kishonna Gray.

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