Play is the thing

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Chris Ferguson recommended the Atari 2600 console. Sam Illingworth recommended Betrayal at House on the Hill  Pete Etchells recommeded Untitled Goose Game Sam Wake recommended Cain's Jawbone Nic Whitton recommended the Librarian's Almanaq Holl
Aiyana's brilliant article for Scientific American is here   Here blog, all of which is 100% worth reading, is here
Aiyana's brilliant article for Scientific American is here   Here blog, all of which is 100% worth reading, is here
Margaret talked about a few games Subnautica My time at Portia She used the following toys in her research Toca Boca tea party Osmo Code-a-pillar Maggi's research interests https://www.sldo.ac.uk/ https://dart.ed.ac.uk/research/autism-tech-play
Paul Wake is a big part of the Manchester games studies network: https://www.manchestergamestudies.org/ His current kickstarter is at https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1010climateaction/carbon-city-zero If you're interested in the zones of p
If you want to catch up with Holly's writing, here's a taster: https://www.rockpapershotgun.com/2019/03/11/players-react-to-video-games-in-unexpected-ways-and-scary-edutainment-games-prove-it/   https://wireframe.raspberrypi.org/features/ther
Minkette (@mink_ette on twitter) is a designer of games of all sorts, as well as a speaker and podcaster. Her escape room site is here I strongly recommend her talks which can be found here And her podcasts are here Mink mentions this book: ht
James' book, Board Games in 100 moves, is out on the 5th September: https://blackwells.co.uk/bookshop/product/Board-Games-in-100-Moves-by-Ian-Livingstone-author-James-Wallis-author/9781465485755 James can be found on twitter @jameswallis And hi
Holly's main website is here: http://www.hollygramazio.net/ She talked about quite a few things. candy box:https://candybox2.github.io/ dicey dungeons: https://store.steampowered.com/app/861540/Dicey_Dungeons/ Now Play This: https://www.somerse
Where to start? Max starts off comparing Jason to a burlesque dancer, then Jason sings to illustrate the concept of trauma.  They talk about a ton of games they love and end up debating whether flow is a self-centred phenomenon! Who is Jason, y
Where to start? Max starts off comparing Jason to a burlesque dancer, then Jason sings to illustrate the concept of trauma.  They talk about a ton of games they love and end up debating whether flow is a self-centred phenomenon! Who is Jason, y
Max is joined by the very brilliant Nic Whitton. She is @nicwhitton on Twitter. The playful learning conference is here  Liz Hargrave designed Wingspan and has Tussie Mussie coming soon. For some reason Max forgot to say the name of the first
Jane's work and that of the amazing Evelina play team can be found at https://www.evelinalondon.nhs.uk/our-services/hospital/play-specialists/team.aspx If you want to help support the hospital's work, go to https://www.supportevelina.org.uk/get
Ivan Brett is a teacher, author and play obessive. His book and podcast are both called the Floor is Lava, and both are a pure joy. www.ivanbrett.com  Ivan and Max talked about adventure, play and encouraging kids into the play space. Enjoy! If
Max talks to Chris Ferguson, psychology professor at Stetson University, and author of 'Moral Combat', about moral panic, video games, D&D and giving play back to kids. Chris' website: http://www.christopherjferguson.com/ The Bowler hat was ind
To find out more about Sam's work go to https://www.manchestergamestudies.org/ Also, some top blogging there.
In our second episode, Max goes to visit James Wallis, game designer, writer, thinker and historian (but, allegedly, not an academic!) James mentions a lot of books, writers and games: here are some possibly helpful links- if there's anything e
For his first podcast episode, Max talks to Pete Etchells, psychologist and gamer, about his new book 'lost in a good game', attitudes to play and why neither of us like mobile games! Pete's book can be pre-ordered here Follow us on Twitter @p
For his first podcast episode, Max talks to Pete Etchells, psychologist and gamer, about his new book 'lost in a good game', attitudes to play and why neither of us like mobile games! Pete's book can be pre-ordered here Follow us on Twitter @p
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