Roguelikes – From Rogue to Deathloop, a Legacy of Replayability.

Image Description: The start screen of rogue, showing an armoured adventurer fighting a tentacled head.  In 1980, Rogue, an ASCII-art Dungeon-Crawler was released. Designed by Michael Toy, Glenn Whichman and Ken Arnold1, the game sees the player navigate their sprite through a randomly generated maze, gathering equipment, learning magic and fighting monsters in an effort […]

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The show must go on: V-Card

Image Description: the publicity poster for V-Card (a pink background, with ‘V-Card’ written in white and filled with peach, banana, and water drop emojis).  It’s Michaelmas Term 2019, and preparations are underway for V-Card, a comedy I’ve written about sexuality and the virginity myth, which I’m hoping to put on at the Burton Taylor Studio next […]

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A person meditating while sitting on a cliff near some mountains.

Can Gaming Act as Meditation?

Image description: A person meditating while sitting on a cliff near some mountains.  The representation of video games throughout mainstream Western media, particularly conservative outlets, has long been negative. Simply Googling ‘Fox News’ and ‘video games’ reveals numerous articles connecting video games to “mental health hazards”1 for children, with columns establishing tenuous links between violent […]

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