Watch the full recording of our Multidisciplinary Panel about Cooperative Games that took place Thursday, March 14th, 2019. Our three PhD student speakers discussed co-operative games as a genre through their perspectives and experiences with the games Spirit Island (2017; board game) and Overcooked 2 (2018; video game).
We asked the panelists to use Spirit Island and Overcooked 2 as a springboard for a larger discussion about how they would research the genre of co-operative games. Each of our speakers brought their unique disciplinary backgrounds into the discussion and showcased how collaborations between different games research approaches constructs a more robust understanding of games overall.
Marcela Bomfim is a Ph.D student in Applied Health Sciences. Her research focuses on exploring Gameful Design to improve Food Literacy among people.
Rina Wehbe is a Ph.D student in Mathematics Computer Science. Her research focuses on understanding difficulty and learning in games and productivity applications.
Lindsay Meaning is a Ph.D student in English Language and Literature. Her research focuses on settler colonialism and imperial ideologies in single player role-playing games.