Event: Critical Archaeological Gaming Workshop

Date & Time

January 25, 2018 - 9:00am to January 26, 2018 - 6:00pm

Contact Information

Deidre Whitmore


Fowler A222

Event Type


Event Details

This workshop focuses on the design of archaeological games that entice users to engage with archaeological skills, methods, questions and results. What are possible goals of such games, and how can these be reached through narratives, interactive mechanics and visual, aural and motive stimulants.

Beyond providing exercises in archaeological approaches, can emergent gameplay have a significant heuristic function? If so, what are the requirements for availability and quality of data, player choice and player skill development?

Image credit: Screenshot from “Deadfall” https://www.kotaku.com.au/2013/06/its-a-global-archeological-adventure-i...