Sunday, 15 June 2014

Reviewer for ACE 2014

I have been invited to review papers for ACE 2014. This is the 11th conference in Advances in Computer Entertainment Technology and is to take place in Funchal, Madeira in mid-November 2014.

More information on the official site of the conference which can be found here.

VS Games 2015 Technical Program Committee

I have been invited to be a part of the Technical Program Committee for VS Games 2015 (the Seventh International Conference on Virtual Worlds and Games for Serious Applications). 

This is to take place in Skövde, Sweden in mid-September 2015.

The offical site of the conference can be found here.


I have been invited to be a member of the Program Committee for IEEE GEM 2014, the IEEE Games, Entertainment, & Media conference. This is to take place in Toronto in late October 2014. 

More information about the conference here.

Grim Fandango to be remastered

Amongst the many announcements at the recent E3 this one stood out for me personally; the legendary Grim Fandango adventure game (from 1998) is to be remastered for the Sony PS4 and Vita platforms.

This is great news and it seems other platforms may also follow later on; the title came towards the end of the adventure game genre mainstream popularity but is still hailed as one of its best examples.

PhD post at Bournemouth University

I will be involved with the supervision of this fully funded doctorate (see here).  

Titled "Investigating the enhanced rehabilitation of the upper limb following stroke by the combined use of virtual reality and FES" this PhD post would be very suitable for a candidate interested in VR and gaming technologies.

The closing deadline for applications is 30/07/2014.

TIGA Games Tax Relief event at Bournemouth University on 27/06

There is a TIGA event on Games Tax Relief hosted at Bournemouth University, at the Executive Business Centre on the 27th of June at 18:00. 

We are hosting this in our capacity as members of TIGA; the event's purpose is to inform local developers on the ins and outs of the scheme recently announced in George Osborne's budget.

The event is free and you can read more about this (and also register) here.