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Twenty Years of Harry Potter

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20 years. Wow. Time has flown. It was 20 years ago that, while driving across to Ireland (via ferry) for a summer holiday (in very un-summery weather), I sat in the back of the car with my younger brother while our mum read aloud a strange new book from the school library about a boy […]

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Academia: The Board Game

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I’ve just spent the weekend at the Southampton Game Jam – an event where people interested in games come together and… well, make games. While most teams set about making video games, my team decided to go slightly differently and make a board game. Being academics, we saw a great opportunity to combine this year’s game […]

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Southampton Game Jam 2016

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At the end of the month, I’ll be spending a weekend at a game jam. Creating a game is something I’ve wanted to do for years now, as I think they’re great outlets to tell stories. The Southampton site for the Global Game Jam 2016 offers a chance for me to get involved, and get some experience […]