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5a7 – Reflective Game Design Playtest

Nov 29, 2018

Posted by Gina

This 5-7 will invite attendees to participate in a playtesting of an in-progress thesis research-creation project by Master of Design student Rebecca Goodine investigating Reflective Game Design, wellness, and participatory practice.
Over the summer of 2018, Rebecca helped facilitate a series of three game making workshops where a group of participants worked to collectively design game prototypes “helping people cope with stress.” As part of a project seeking to develop better design understanding of wellness and …


5a7 – Hibiscus & Ruthless Movie Night

Nov 22, 2018

Posted by michaeliantorno

On Thursday November 22, we will be hosting a TAG Movie 5à7 featuring Hibiscus & Ruthless. Come take in a flick, chat with your TAG friends, and chow down on some free snacks!
“No Going Out and No Boyfriends” – Hibiscus’ obedience towards her Mum’s rules is put to the test in her final year of University. As guys start to impress Hibiscus, she asks her childhood friend Ruth, to help keep her focused.

WHAT? Free screening of Hibiscus & Ruthless (with …


TAG MICROTALKS

Nov 28, 2018

Posted by Gina

On November 28th TAG will be hosting a session of MICROTALKS where TAG student and faculty will be sharing their work in the shape of super fast pecha-kucha style presentations.
Join us and get up to date on the research TAG members have been conducting this year. The nine speakers featured in this first session will talk about a wide variety of topics including, but not exclusive to: videogame hacking, senior gamers, indie game development, documentation …


TAG Profiles: Jess Marcotte

Posted by michaeliantorno

TAG Profiles is a blog series that explores the work of current TAG scholars. Jess Marcotte is a PhD candidate in Concordia’s INDI program, and one of TAG’s two student representatives.
What is your research focus here at Concordia?
I have an interest in intersectional feminist and queer game design practices. Those philosophies and ways of making are embedded in my practice and inform what I do. Specifically, I make physical physical/digital hybrid games – which may …


5a7 – HSH-Go! demo & talk

Nov 01, 2018

Posted by kalervo

This Thursday, November 1st, join us at TAG for a demo and talk from the creators of HSH-Go!, a digital installation produced in collaboration between studio Ludociels pour tous and illustration collective HSH Crew. HSH Go! is an accessible, local, collaborative multiplayer platform game. It presents a story set in the dark, where only closed eyes are visible. Players explore the world and reveal the larger environment by opening the eyes together through coordinated timing and teleportation.

About Ludociels …


5a7 – What We Do in the Shadows Movie Night

Oct 25, 2018

Posted by michaeliantorno

On Thursday October 25, we will be hosting a TAG Movie 5à7 featuring the spooooky Halloween film What We Do in the Shadows. Come take in a flick, chat with your TAG friends, and chow down on some free snacks!
Vampire housemates (Jemaine Clement, Taika Waititi, Jonathan Brugh) try to cope with the complexities of modern life and show a newly turned hipster (Cori Gonzalez-Macuer) some of the perks of being undead.

WHAT? Free screening of What We Do in …