Lennart Nacke interviewed by CTV News about the social power of games

Friday, August 21, 2020

Dr. Lennart Nacke, Director of the Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) Games Group, was interviewed by CTV News to comment on how a pair from Guelph have built an online community through Twitch to connect with people during COVID.

Dr. Nacke's work involves researching and designing innovative gamification applications that push the boundaries of what we can do with games. In the interview, Nacke commented on the social power of games to bring people together.

Twitch is a video streaming platform predominantly used to livestream gameplay; using it to help build community during COVID-19 is a powerful, and surprising, example of how gaming technologies can have a broad impact beyond entertainment.

Read the full article here to find out more about the Twitch account "Angry Unicorn". Visit the HCI Games Group website to learn more about Dr. Nacke's research and his team.

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