Gaming: New Horizons

Update: here’s the recorded version of our virtual field trip!

Join the Games & Gaming Lab’s Gabe Everly on a virtual field trip inside a playthrough of the BAFTA-Winning game Outer Wilds.

‘A jubilant adventure of discovery and peril among the stars’ is one description of the game Outer Wilds. Yet, in this distinctively alien setting of discovering new worlds and unravelling mysteries of time, research-based exploration may also give us new insights into being human. Join a virtual field trip inside a playthrough of this BAFTA-Winning Best Game of the Year, showing the different ways in which people may use games to explore and understand new worlds, as well as re-interpreting existing ones. Gabe’s playthrough will be hosted by the Lab’s Dr Timothy Peacock and Dr Matthew Barr.

This event is presented by the College of Arts at the University of Glasgow as part of Being Human, the UK’s only national festival of the humanities, taking place 12–22 November. Led by the School of Advanced Study, University of London, in partnership with the Arts and Humanities Research Council and the British Academy. For further information please see

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