Manchester Game Centre – Multiplatform 2024 at International Anthony Burgess Foundation

Manchester Game Centre – Multiplatform 2024
International Anthony Burgess Foundation
12th June 2024

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Multiplatform is the annual symposium for the Manchester Game Centre. We are a cross-university research group at Manchester Metropolitan University with research interests in Analogue Games, Digital Arts, Esports, Games and the Environmental Crisis, Games, History and Heritage, Games and Storytelling, and Serious Games.

Multiplatform 2024 has a dual focus on analogue and digital games and is themed around a concern with queer and dissident games and gaming practices. In addition to a day of academic and industry talks on the theme of queer gaming, we will also be hosting the UK Game Lab Network annual meet-up and launching our retro gaming archive, which contains computers and consoles from the past 40 years, together with a range of games. The activities will also include an introduction to the Archive and its future.

The event is funded by Manchester Metropolitan University and Game in Lab.

The Queer Games Symposium will be held at the Lecture Theatre (GF11), Grosvenor East Building, Oxford Road Campus on Tuesday 11th June 2024

Game Lab Networking Event and Archive Launch, Wednesday 12th June 2024

International Anthony Burgess Foundation, Cambridge Street, Manchester

9:45 – 10:00 Arrival, Coffee, and Registration

10:00 – 12:30 Game Lab Networking Event

  • Welcome to the Manchester Game Centre (Jenny Cromwell, Chloé Germaine, Paul Wake)#
  • Introductions from game lab representatives
  • British DiGRA (Tom Brock, Manchester Game Centre)
  • Introduction to ‘Game in Lab’ (Michael Freudenthal, Thomas Pinto, Léa Martinez, Game in Lab and Asmodee)
  • Discussion

12:30 – 13:30 Lunch (provided)

13:30 – 16:00 Manchester Game Centre Archive Launch (Dr Jenny Cromwell and Sam Jolly)

Keynote speakers listed on the tickets page

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