Going Next Gen: international reseach-creation and games for health

TAG is proud to invite you for a series of 5 a 7 showcasing its stellar members’ ongoing research.
This week, Graduate Student Fabio Balli, working under Milieux, will explore the intersection between healthcare and game design. How did an idea for a 6-credit game design workshop evolve into a new vision for healthcare? What did we learn from the first research protocols we realized with clinicians? How did the design of the games evolve and why? What is the …

How to Lose Your Anime Boys in Eleven Days: a Primer on Otome Games in English

TAG is proud to invite you for a series of 5 a 7 showcasing its stellar members’ ongoing research.
Magister Sarah Christina Ganzon ’s talk will focus on otome games in English. It will situate this emerging category of games, and touch upon its continual fluctuation as it is being co-defined amongst players worldwide. She will further expound on the genre by touching on some of its central topics:

players’ discourse surrounding this category (ie. Otome games vs. dating sims) and its history …

Thinking Green at Global Game Jam 2017

This 20th-22nd of January, TAG was proud to be one of the many sites for the 2017 iteration of Global Game Jam, the world’s largest game-making event. The theme this year was ‘Waves’, but on top of that our on-site jam organizers, Gina Hara and Lianne Decary-Chen, with the amazing collaboration of Concordia’s Sustainability Action Fund (SAF) added in an extra twist for our jammers – a local diversifier that challenged the game makers to relate their final …


It’s time again for ARCADE 11, your yearly dose of fun and unusual videogames. This year we’re showing you games about our natural environment. Come and join us to walk in majestic landscapes, discover strange new creatures, and maybe even think about the world in a brand new way.
WHEN? March 8-10, 2017
WHERE? Concordia University, EV 11.715, 1515 Ste Catherine W., Montreal

5a7 – Digital Humanities: Who, How, Whaaat?

TAG is proud to invite you for a series of 5 a 7 showcasing its stellar members’ ongoing research.
Dr. Lai-Tze Fan will be discussing the digital humanities–what it is (what is it?!), who’s doing it, and how it can be applied to traditional literary studies. In particular, she will consider the affordances and limitations of digital tools for studying literary texts in research and the classroom, offering examples relating to:

canonical texts
contemporary texts
texts that are not “even …

LEVEL UP Presents: Unity Workshop!

Happy New Year!
Though it’s a bit of a late start for us, LEVEL UP is back and this time we’ve got a Unity workshop for all you lovely folks!

This workshop is going to cover the fundamentals of making a 3D game in Unity, with no prior knowledge of game making or programming needed!  We will cover:

scene creation
character controllers
importing and using premade assets
object collision & interaction
scripted goals and win states

By the end you’ll have a simple …

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